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- Nickelodeon Animation is looking for an Executive Assistant for an upcoming animated production. This person will assist the Executive Producers in their daily production functions.
- Maintain Executive Producers' schedule.
- Answer Executive Producers' phone.
- Copy and distribute necessary production-related documents.
- Assist producers, Art Director, Post Production Supervisor and Production Manager when requested.
- Assist with weekly timesheets and paychecks.
- Order and pick up lunch for Executive Producers.
- Regularly stock supply cabinet.
- Update crew contact sheets.
- After show premieres, answer fan mail.
- Arrange travel for producers when necessary.
- Keep key production personnel updated as to Executive Producer’s schedule.
- SUPER IMPORTANT: Help out on production wherever it’s needed.
- Nickelodeon Animation Studio is looking for a Casting Assistant. The Casting Assistant interfaces with talent at recording sessions, organizes record materials for all sessions, assists in the preparation and processing of talent paperwork, and coordinates with production to track record materials at each stage. He/She reports to the two Associate Casting Directors and handles all administrative needs.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Maintain record calendar for up to 5 series
- Process talent payments
- Maintain cast lists for all shows
- Prep materials for all recording sessions
- Create character breakdowns and line counts for all scripts
- Pull audition sides for any new characters that need to be cast
- Send out scripts to actors prior to recording sessions
- Track all record materials: Original Records, Pick-Ups and ADR
- Manage paperwork distribution to New York offices as well as SAG-AFTRA
- During record sessions keep director’s note (circle takes) as well as act as a liaison between the director/creators and actors *When needed*
- Nickelodeon Animation Studio is looking for an Art Director to help establish the style of a project that is currently in development. We are looking for someone who can bring a warm and natural approach to what will be a futuristic, technologically-advanced setting, i.e., a future that’s inviting.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
The Supervising Producer reports to:
- Show Creator
- Line Producer and VP/General Manager (administrative)
- Works with Creator and Line Producer in overseeing all aspects of development, pre-production, overseas production and post-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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Nickelodeon Animation Studio is beginning production on a 2D REBOOT of the classic franchise Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles! We are looking for Character Designers who can create original concepts, take direction well from the creative lead, and execute clean-up as well as turnarounds.
- Receive & understand Character Design assignment from Art Director/Design Supervisor.
- Ask appropriate questions to understand & complete the task.
- Review Storyboard to ensure continuity of character designs.
- Complete all character designs.
- Make any changes or revisions and re-submit to Art Director/Design Supervisor for approval.
- Communicate with Design Supervisor & Production Manager regarding status of work and any problems that arise.
- Ensure quality & style of show is achieved.
- Complete work on schedule.