Nickelodeon Animation

SUPERVISING PRODUCER, NICK PRESCHOOL DEVELOPMENT

US-CA-Burbank
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Overview and Responsibilities

The Supervising Producer reports to: 

  • Show Creator
  • Line Producer and VP/General Manager (administrative)

SUMMARY:

  • Works with Creator and Line Producer in overseeing all aspects of development, pre-production, overseas production and post-production.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

 

Pre-production:

  • Oversee the creation of thorough main model and episodic packs, including at least expressions, character construction, mouth charts, character turnarounds, props main backgrounds.
  • Attend voice recordings to ensure character continuity.
  • Review storyboard artists’ work to ensure quality and style of show is met.
  • Thoroughly review storyboards for timing and shipping and oversee revisions as necessary.
  • Ensure all notes on storyboards, animatics and models are properly addressed.
  • Additional storyboard work as needed.
  • Review animatics at all stages in a timely manner, giving notes, guidance and revisions when necessary.
  • Ensure all aspects of animation direction/timing are completed on schedule and in the style of the show.
  • When necessary, help with timing sheets and/or lip assigning.
  • Communicate with checker to ensure all sheets and designs are suitable for production.

Production:

  • Communicate regularly with overseas studio regarding status of work.
  • Review pencil tests or rough animation, providing notes/guidance to overseas studio in a timely fashion.
  • Ensure overseas studio consistently adheres to quality and style of show.
  • May require a visit to the overseas studio to review work being done on premises

Post-production:

  • Review initial assembly of picture.
  • Attend and contribute to initial picture edit and subsequent edits.
  • Call, review and approve retakes within parameters of the show’s retake allowance.
  • Ensure that all creative retake materials are completed and sent to overseas studio in a timely fashion.
  • Ensure that all retakes are cut into final picture upon return from overseas studio.
  • If necessary, attend ADR recordings to ensure character continuity.
  • Attend and contribute to music and sound effects spotting, preview and final mix.
  • Attend color correction sessions.

Basic Qualifications

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Solid knowledge of all facets of the animation process.
  • Strong visual and structural storytelling skills.
  • Strong time and resource management skills.
  • Solid leadership and communication skills
  • On-the-fly problem solving ability.
  • Ability to be creative on demand.
  • Ability to multitask and work well under pressure.
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn applicable design software and hardware.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 5 – 7 years supervisory experience in animation preferred, per VP/General Manager’s approval.
  • Animation direction experience a plus.

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