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ART DIRECTOR (UNANNOUNCED 66-MINUTE MADE-FOR-TV MOVIE)

ART DIRECTOR (UNANNOUNCED 66-MINUTE MADE-FOR-TV MOVIE)

# of Openings 
1
Job Locations 
US-CA-Burbank

Overview and Responsibilities

SUMMARY:

  • Nickelodeon Animation Studio is looking for an Art Director to lead the designers and painters on a new 66-minute animated made-for-TV movie.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create and maintain the style of the show. 
  • Manage and direct a team of designers to accomplish that end, according to the production schedule. 
  • Review storyboards for all visual elements, working in conjunction with the Storyboard Supervisor. 
  • Oversee creation and maintenance of model packs and style guides, including but not limited to expressions, character construction, mouth charts, character turnarounds, props and main backgrounds. 
  • Oversee workflow to ensure all deadlines are met. 
  • Assist with the generation of creative retake materials. 
  • Communicate appropriate creative notes to overseas studio. 
  • With LP’s prior approval, assign any necessary overflow design or color work to freelance artists and supervise artists’ work. 
  • Create rough and clean designs and color as necessary to ensure deadlines are met. 
  • Liaise with Network, Executive Producer and Line Producer to manage the creation of any special artwork or materials needed for press art, on-air promotions or any other uses to ensure the style of the show is maintained. 
  • Guide artists through the design process and communicate any special needs.
  • Rough Design:
    • Break down script and review design lists with artists and production staff to generate rough character, prop and background designs for storyboard artists to use. 
    • Assign designs to specific artists. 
    • Communicate any special design needs or directives to the artists and appropriate production staff. 
    • Review completed designs with artists. 
    • Communicate and supervise any necessary changes. 
    • Meet regularly with appropriate production staff to communicate progress of department. 
    • Communicate and manage schedules, deadlines and priorities – and any changes to same -- to the design team/artists. 
    • Review completed designs with appropriate creative supervisors and ensure any further revisions are implemented.
  • Clean-up:
    • Direct clean-up process with artists, including monitoring schedule, deadlines and priorities. 
    • Review clean designs and layouts with appropriate creative supervisors and oversee any revisions or changes, as needed.
  • Color:
    • Oversee color stylists and BG painters and communicate creative directives of the show, including special needs, such as lighting requirements, stylistic concerns and/or special color/palette needs. Review color models and BGs. 
    • Communicate and supervise any necessary changes. 
    • If necessary, assist with revisions. 
    • Attend color correction sessions, as available.

Basic Qualifications

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • At least 5-7 years experience in an Art Director or Supervisor role.
  • Fundamental understanding of form, design, color principles.
  • Experience in Animation a plus.