Added by on 2013-06-13

Reel FX Recruiting Story Board Artist & Editorial Assistant


Snr. Story Board Artist – Beasts of Burden – ANIMATION

Job Summary

We are currently looking for experienced storyboard artists to join our Santa Monica “Beast of Burden” production.

“Beasts of Burden” is an animated adventure about the baffling behavior (tail chasing, barking at “nothing” at all) of our favorite four-legged friends. In the charming town of Burden Hill, there might be more to these animal antics than meets the eye. The town is inhabited by the supernatural, and when its paranormal activity becomes even more abnormal than usual, it’s up to a group of fearless canines called the Watch Dogs to protect its citizens – and humanity – from the mysterious things that go “bump” in the night.

Shane Acker (9) will direct the CG Animated feature based on the Dark Horse Comics series Beasts of Burden.

The Storyboard Artist is responsible for the creation of 2D artwork and storyboards used as the basis for all creative projects in the studio. The Storyboard Artist is also responsible for collaborating with the Director, Editor and the layout department to develop look and pacing of a project.

Duties and Responsibilities

• To use his/her skills to interpret the film’s script to create storyboard panels creating a full story reel.
• Working with the Director and the Producer, to create rough camera blocking through drawn fields of view in all storyboard panels.
• To visualize and conceptualize the story before drawing it, using different angles and maintaining continuity among drawn panels.
• Create multiple drawings and paintings to be used as layers or backgrounds in composite images.
• After a first pass of the entire film, to continue to clean up and revise drawn panels taking direction from the Director and Producer.
• Perform visual and analytical problem solving in 2 dimensional space.

Education and Experience Requirements

• Bachelors degree in Computer Graphics, Fine Art, Architectural/Industrial Design, Computer Science or related field; or equivalent professional experience.
• Requires 2 years minimum experience in Feature Film, Commercial and/or Video Game production with and emphasis on drawing and painting
• Following a style, cutting and pasting, drawing and quick sketching, basic backgrounds (buildings, landscapes), perspective and composition, cartoon and realistic drawing styles, story development and interpretation, conceptualization, understanding the animation process (script timing, next step layout)
• Technical Skills: Basic computer literacy plus, storyboard software, Photoshop and Illustrator
• Extremely strong pre-visualization and artistic drawing skills
• Organizational Skills: Following directions, completing tasks independently, management/delegation (as you advance in job level).
• Feature Film Storyboarding experience would be an extreme asset.
• Able to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
• Able to multi-task and prioritize
• Able to thrive in a high pressure, deadline oriented environment
• Enjoy working in teams
• Able to follow directions well

Note: This job description is not meant to be all inclusive. Employee may be required to perform other duties to meet the ongoing needs of the organization.

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Editorial Assistant – COMMERCIAL  – Santa Monica (United States)

Job Summary

The Editorial Assistant works with our senior artists and is responsible for managing and documenting the turnover of shots from editorial to production as well as the day to day support of the department. It requires a pro-active person who is able to think from the filmmakers point of view as well as understand the needs of the fx, lighting and compositing artists.

Duties and Responsibilities

• Transcoding footage and organizing Avid projects for editorial work such as commercials and short form.
• Inform editor and producer of any foreseeable issues regarding dailies (i.e. improper transcodes)
• Uploading of elements to internal networks and external client/FTP sites
• Output to various formats including DigiBeta, Beta SP and DVD
• Distribute reference media to all departments
• Cut in latest versions of shots and prepare for final film-to-tape transfer sessions
• Make sure elements and sequences are available for review by editors and creatives
• Client Services / Support for in-house editorial client sessions
• Edit animatics and artist reels under editor supervision for internal projects
• Archive completed project data and elements

Education and Experience Requirements

• Advanced knowledge of AVID Media
• Advanced knowledge of digital workflows
• Knowledge of Final Cut Studio and Dreamweaver
• Additional software proficiencies (Adobe Photoshop/Illustrator, Microsoft Office)
• Strong multi-tasking capabilities
• Ability to appropriately handle highly stressful situations
• Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
• A creative problem solver who is critical of his or her own work
• Machine Room knowledge is a plus

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