Nerd Corps Entertainment Recruiting Animation Director
Animation Director – hiring ASAP
Category: Animation Director
Company: Nerd Corps Entertainment
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately
About the Position:
The Animation Director interprets the script/storyboard into images and sounds that will best convey the story and characters presented by the writer while maintaining a quality consistent with the respective series/production; plan and coordinate all the images and sounds that make up the show. They manage his/her animation team effectively and efficiently in order to complete the production on time.
Responsibilities and duties:
Ensure that the production for which he/she is responsible is completed on time.
Ensure the production meets the standard of quality set by the Producer and Supervising Director.
Consult with Animation Supervisor as to the technical feasibility of elements in the script and suggest production friendly solutions that will maintain the vision of the series.
Study scripts/storyboards and use these as a basis to design the strongest sequences possible given the resources available.
Complete the final cut of the show and ensure that the editing serves the story and action of the production.
Manage a team of animators and consult with the Animation Supervisor to best assign work to animators based on their individual skills and strengths.
Direct and coordinate animation, instructing animators on the position and the angle of their shots, acting of the characters and the timing of their motions.
Work with VFX Supervisor to achieve quality consistent with other episodes in respective series.
Maximize the re-use of animation when the production schedule calls for it.
Overall, be aware of the show/series continuity.
Check in with the Animation Tracker and be aware of where each Animator is within their assignments (using “SPARCX”).
Include AD in all relevant meetings to ensure show status is effectively communicated throughout production.
Direct and coordinate animation fixes and enhancements as per instructed by the Supervising Director.
Qualifications and competencies:
At least 2+ years in Directing for Animation Television/Film.
Understanding of animation timing and posing.
Familiarity with 3D animation and the strengths and weaknesses of CGI animation.
Understanding of filmic storytelling principles and techniques.
Ability to communicate processes, concepts and present specific viewpoints.
Ability to create entertaining and persuasive messages.
Ability to present specific viewpoints and influence others.
Ability to identify and manage different needs of individuals, groups, etc.
Excellent planning and time management skills.
Critical thinking skills.
Nerd Corps is one of the largest animation studios in Canada boasting a diverse portfolio of award-winning original properties such as Slugterra, League of Super Evil, Storm Hawks and Rated A for Awesome. But we’re more than just an animation studio. We build stories, worlds, and experiences for kids that cut across platforms from television to online, games, toys, mobile—wherever kids are spending time. We handle all stages of our process in-house, including IP creation and development, animation production, finance, sales and distribution, licensing and consumer products, and interactive development. We’re a rarity in the industry, and are looking for the best talent to join our team!
We would like to convey our sincere thanks to all those who express interest in being a part of the Nerd Corps team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings you will be contacted.
Please email your resume, portfolio/demo reel link and cover letter explaining why you feel you would be a great fit:
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