Overview and Responsibilities
- Nickelodeon Animation Studio is looking for a Storyboard Artist for its hit animated show, SpongeBob SquarePants! This is a full-time, in-house position. The Storyboard Artist will work on a team with a Storyboard Director and will be responsible primarily with the plussing, clean-up, and re-staging of our Rough Boards (no boarding from script in this role).
- 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.
- Must demonstrate proficiency in style of show - cartoony! Think Tex Avery, Ren and Stimpy, Rocko's Modern Life.
- 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 Photoshop is an absolute MUST.
- Strong time-management skills.
- Work well under pressure.
- Ability to multitask a plus.
- Relevant drawing experience necessary.
- BA/BS preferred.
- Minimum of 1 year storyboard experience and/or training on a similar show in a studio setting; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
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