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CG Animation Director (Kamp Koral)

9147

Burbank, CA, US, 91502

Production
Burbank
Full-Time

For over 30 years, the Nickelodeon Animation Studio continues to be one of the largest producers of television animation in the world, reflecting all kids today. Based in Burbank, Calif., with offices in New York, the Studio, designed by our artists and for our artists, is home to the world's greatest creative talents. Our campus of creativity houses top-notch talent, storytellers, artists, production teams, voice actors, cartoon experts and more. At Nickelodeon, we are always looking to recruit dedicated craftspeople to help bring groundbreaking new ideas to life and that starts with you! We are leading the way in animated content for TV series, TV movies, shorts and  theatrical features. Some of our new upcoming original animated series include, Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years, Rugrats, Middlemost Post, Star Trek: Prodigy, Big Nate and Santiago of the Seas, among others.Our content development teams are creator-driven, our work culture is collaborative, our mentorship of new talent is second to none, and we are committed to hiring inclusively to reflect authenticity in the diverse stories we want to tell.Join us!

 

Summary:

Evaluate episodic scripts and storyboards for CG do-ability and ensure that they work within the confines of our production model. Instruct on the filmmaking, continuity, and staging of each segment, make notes on vendor studios’ animation, build any layout, key poses, video notes necessary to guide vendor studios in completing the animation.

Requirements

  • Understanding of animation, film language, and process.
  • Able to draw. Good draftsmanship is a must.
  • Able to animate in 2D
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in Maya.
  • Able to animate in Maya
  • Solid understanding of camera and focal lengths
  • Test character rigs.
  • Proven verbal and written communication skills.
  • Good time management skills; good multi-tasker.
  • Ability to work in high pressure, demanding environment.
  • Provide a demo reel showcasing previous animation work.
  • Provide a drawing/illustration portfolio

Responsibilities

  • Translate the 2D vision of the show to 3D while keeping the feel of the original 2D boards. Adapt to and maintain the established style of the show.
  • Review episodic animation at all stages of production, provide feedback and direction to animators/studios.
  • Draw all characters on model as reference for Overseas animation department.
  • Occasionally re-storyboard scenes.
  • Attend meetings early in the process to understand the episode’s direction and requirements prior to animation beginning.
  • Review designs and breakdown decisions to help direct from the front on new or reused assets.
  • Create Pose Libraries for episodic characters.
  • To be the custodian of the Animation style of the show. Primary teacher of the animation style to all other artists, including Overseas.

Additional Qualifications

  • BA/BS preferred.
  • A minimum of 3 – 5 years of CG directing experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of Shotgun preferred.

 

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At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status. 

 

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