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Oriental Dream Works Recruiting Storyboard Director, Background Designer & Background Painter

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Storyboard Director

Summary:

Handles all aspects of the storyboard process and timing with little supervision. Manages the storyboard crew (Each Storyboard Director will oversee one Storyboard Artist). Works with the team to ensure alignment of the style, vision and creative ambitions required for the boards within each episode.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Across all aspects of the storyboard process, ensure that the scope of work creatively aligns with the style and ambitions for each episode.
Responsible for reading the outline and collaborating with the Supervising Producer to discuss creative ambitions for each episode. Ensure alignment before distributing storyboard handouts.
Provide detailed notes on scene setups to ensure the aim for each sequence is established clearly in the beat boards.
Work closely with each member of the storyboard team to discuss assignments. Be available for questions and to monitor progress. Discuss timelines and deliverables on a regular basis and ensure quality and continuity of submissions across the team.
Provide status updates, discuss concerns, and review potential changes with appropriate production staff on a regular basis.
Participate in all storyboard pitches including pitching the boards when necessary. Provide notes and ensure clarity as questions arise. Act as liaison between other creative department heads and story artists to ensure notes are disseminated appropriately.
Work with team to ensure show management guidelines including naming conventions are followed.
Responsible for evaluating the continuity and quality of all storyboards are maintained across the team. Provide feedback to artists to ensure characters stay on model, that the reuse library is appropriately leveraged and that the accuracy of revisions is seen through to completion of task before sending the storyboards to the animatics department.
Will participate in the interviewing process as well as review portfolios and tests. Responsible for helping in recruitment process of both in house and freelance storyboard artists.

Qualifications

2-3 years experience as a storyboard artist or storyboard director, plus a minimum of 3-5 years of televisionanimation storyboard expertise or equivalent combination of education and experience.
BA/BS in Fine Arts preferred.
Experience as an animator or character layout artist is a plus.
Ability to quickly align with style of show.
Strong background in staging, composition.
Able to come up to speed quickly on hardware and software including knowledge of the Cintiq tablet, Photoshop, Painter or Sketchbook Pro.
Good verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to manage the production schedule and resources.

How to Apply

To submit your information, send your resume and cover letter to: jobs@dreamworks.com

Please put the position name (or code if applicable) in the subject line of your email and include your resume and cover letter as attachments. Please put your First and Last name in the file name of each attachment.
We apologize that due to the volume of submissions we’re unable to personally respond to each applicant or inquiry. If your qualifications meet our needs, we will contact you.
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Background Designer, TV

SUMMARY:

Create background designs, overlays, underlays, shadow and color guides, floor plans and any other background-related art that the production may require, ensuring style and quality of show is met.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Review script for backgrounds needed at handout of show.
Complete all rough, revised and final designs necessary within assigned deadlines.
Resolve design problems with creative supervisors.
Ensure all deadlines are met.
Communicate progress of work toappropriate production staff.
Ensure all artwork is properly backed up and stored appropriately.
Ensure all shipping materials are prepared and ready on time.
Be available for questions until your departments shipment is complete.
If required, generate multiple views of environment and specific elements within it.
Assist with special projects
If applicable, make special shadow and color indications

Qualifications

Must demonstrate proficiency in style of show
Strong background design skills
Thorough understanding of perspective
Knowledge of or willingness to learn applicable design software and hardware
Strong time-management skills
Work well under pressure
Ability to multitask a plus

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Relevant drawing experience necessary
BA in Fine Arts or equivalent work experience highly desired

How to Apply

To submit your information, send your resume and cover letter to: jobs@dreamworks.com

Please put the position name (or code if applicable) in the subject line of your email and include your resume and cover letter as attachments. Please put your First and Last name in the file name of each attachment.
We apologize that due to the volume of submissions we’re unable to personally respond to each applicant or inquiry. If your qualifications meet our needs, we will contact you.
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Background Painter, TV

SUMMARY:

Paints backgrounds, layouts and any other background-related art that the production may require, ensuring style and quality of show are met.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Meet with creative supervisor(s) to ensure color needs of show are fulfilled.
Follow instructions of supervisor.
Complete all color work within assigned deadlines.
Resolve color problems with creative supervisors.
Communicate progress of work to appropriate production staff.
Ensure all artwork is properly backed up and stored appropriately.
Review storyboard for background key color callouts.
Comfortable working on a Cyntiq and must be able to work digitally.
Assist with special projects.
Fulfill other color projects, including but not limited to color lead sheets, color script and/or color pass on storyboards.

Qualifications

Must demonstrate proficiency in style of show
Strong knowledge of color theory and lighting.
Knowledge of or willingness to learn applicable design software and hardware
Strong time-management skills
Work wellunder pressure
Ability to multitask a plus

EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:

Relevant digital color experience in TV production schedule necessary.
BA in Fine Arts or equivalent work experience highly desired

How to Apply

To submit your information, send your resume and cover letter to: jobs@dreamworks.com

Please put the position name (or code if applicable) in the subject line of your email and include your resume and cover letter as attachments. Please put your First and Last name in the file name of each attachment.
We apologize that due to the volume of submissions we’re unable to personally respond to each applicant or inquiry. If your qualifications meet our needs, we will contact you.
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