Nerd Corps Seeking a Storyboard Artist
Nerd Corps Entertainment, established in 2002, is a DHX Media company, boasting a diverse portfolio of award-winning original properties such as Slugterra, League of Super Evil, Storm Hawks and Rated A for Awesome. With six shows in production, there is always a genre or character to keep you interested and challenged. But we’re more than just an animation studio. Our 400 creatives 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, from the IP creation and development to post-production, finance, sales and distribution, licensing and consumer products, and interactive development, making us a rarity in the industry. Our studio near Vancouver’s trendy Commercial Drive is a vibrant mixture of rookies and veterans, where those fresh out of college can continue learning from mid-career and senior artists, and where every level of experience can make the most of their talent on some of the best kids shows and games in the world.
Leo, Gemini, Emmy…been there, won that.
Come work for an award-winning studio and make cartoons, not war.
About the Position
The Storyboard Artist interprets the script into images and sounds that best convey the story and characters presented by the writer while maintaining a quality consistent with the respective series/production plan and coordinates all the images and sounds that make up the show. He/she manages his/her time effectively and efficiently in order to complete the production on time.
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
Consult with supervising director as to the technical feasibility of elements in the script and suggest creative solutions that will maintain the vision of the series
Study scripts to determine artistic interpretation and design boards in conjunction with the Supervising Director/Producer
Communicate ideas effectively and recommend solutions to help interpret the script visually
Consult with supervising director to approve the final storyboard panels and make revisions as needed
Maximize the re-use of assets with minor changes when the production schedule calls for it
Overall, be aware of the series/show’s continuity
Train and mentor new storyboard artists who are placed on the team
Actively participate in production-related meetings by offering thoughts and ideas
Assist with and complete production-related assignments
Keep current on storyboarding techniques and technology
Ensure the supervising storyboard director instructions are carried through in the storyboarding team
Carry out duties in a professional and positive manner
4+ years of experience in the industry
Excellent understanding of animation timing and posing
Familiarity with 3D animation and the strengths and weaknesses of CGI animation
Superior understanding of filmic storytelling principles and techniques
Critical thinking skills
Planning and management skills
Able to communicate processes plans and concepts
Able to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
Able to communicate in a professional and positive manner
Able to create entertaining and persuasive messages through storyboards
Able to present specific viewpoints
Able to take direction, collaborate, and be a team player
Able to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently
Able to work alone and collaboratively, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure
Encourage feedback and new initiatives
Able to adapt to multiple show styles
Must be open to direction and able to embrace change
THANK YOU 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.
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