Nickelodeon Animation

  • STORYBOARD ARTIST (MIDDLE SCHOOL MOGULS)

    Job Locations US-CA-Burbank
    # of Openings
    1
  • Overview and Responsibilities

    SUMMARY:

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    • Nickelodeon Animation Studio is looking for 4 Storyboard Artists for a new limited-run series, Middle School Moguls. These positions will start work in July and continue for 14 weeks.
    • There will be 4 "half-hour" episodes (22-minutes each). 2 storyboard artists will work as a team and each team will work on 2 episodes.
    • This is a female driven show about 4 girls who attend a Mogul Academy for gifted students.
    • The show is script-driven.


    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.
    • 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 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.
    • BA/BS preferred.
    • Minimum of 1 year storyboard experience and/or training on a similar show; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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