Nickelodeon Animation

STORYBOARD ARTIST (SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS)

US-CA-Burbank
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Overview and Responsibilities

SUMMARY:

  • Nickelodeon Animation Studio is looking for an experienced Storyboard Artist for its hit show SpongeBob SquarePants! The position will start as soon as we find the right candidate. We are looking for artists whose experience and portfolios demonstrate an interest and skill in TV ANIMATION storyboard work, NOT live action storyboards. The principles of squash-and-stretch, broad posing, and the ability to tell stories and come up with gags, not just visually interpret scripts, is going to be key.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Meet with creative supervisors to discuss objectives of storyboard; what is desired or to be achieved.
  • Create storyboards by implementing storytelling objectives.
  • Follow instructions of creative supervisors.
  • Address any problems with creative supervisors; ask necessary questions.
  • Communicate progress of work to creative supervisors and to appropriate production staff.
  • Ensure quality and style of show is consistently achieved in storyboard work.
  • Follow proper document management requirements (i.e., file naming and storage) according to the production’s guidelines.
  • Meet all deadlines as determined by Line Producer or Production Manager.
  • Attend and contribute to relevant meetings and pitches as needed.
  • Maybe be required to pitch Storyboards.
  • Ensure all storyboard notes are added.

Basic Qualifications

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must demonstrate proficiency in style of show. Squash and stretch. Broad posing. FUNNY GAGS!!
  • Strong staging and composition skills.
  • Understanding of subtext in character performance. Portfolio samples must demonstrate that all characters in a sequence do not behave the same. They are unique. Think about which character in a scene is dominant, which is submissive. What are the undercurrents? Whose scene is it?
  • Strong drawing and mechanical skills.
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn applicable design software (Photoshop, Storyboard Pro) and hardware (Wacom Cintiq monitor and/or tablet).
  • Strong time-management skills.
  • Work well under pressure.
  • Ability to multitask a plus.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Relevant drawing experience necessary.
  • Squash and stretch.
  • Attention to comedy and broad visual gags.
  • Minimum of 1 year storyboard experience and/or training on a similar show; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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