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- Production Manager
- Coordinating the preparation of pre-production materials for shipping; organizing, labeling, and obtaining approvals.
- Coordinating the processing of material starting with the creation of the EMR through final checking.
- Organizing and maintaining systems for monitoring production flow of assigned shows.
- Setting up files, keeping a log of start/completion dates of production progress, labeling materials clearly and neatly with all necessary information.
- Confirming shipments to overseas animation studios.
- Tracking the progress of assigned shows and flagging potential problems and delays for the Production Manager and the Line Producer.
- Reading and responding to internal and overseas production e-mails in a timely manner.
- Completing script and storyboard breakdowns for models, props and background designs.
- Monitoring distribution of Network materials including rough storyboard, EMR, and black and white shipped materials.
- Tracking all pickup lines given from story department and make sure they are implemented into the final shipping animation.
- Assisting on special projects for festivals, awards and network promotions.
Nickelodeon is searching for a dynamic Vice President of Digital Content to oversee development and production of original short-form series and formats, as well as content inspired by and in support of the network’s current programming and priorities. The VP will be an integral part of Nickelodeon, and contribute to Viacom Digital Studios (VDS), helping to drive Nick’s expansion across kids’ favorite digital platforms.
The VP will apply their expertise in kid’s content to build, inspire and manage a nimble team of creatives and producers to create great platform-appropriate content to help drive KPIs including: video views, watch time, overall channel growth and brand value/relevance. The primary platform of focus will be YouTube.
This position is based at the Nickelodeon Animation Studio in Burbank and reports to the Senior Vice President of Social Media and Digital Video. Are you ready to play?
- Development and production of original short-form content exclusively for Nickelodeon’s ecosystem of YouTube and social channels
- Interaction and close coordination with the linear development and current production teams to develop complementary concepts and formats that will pitch and catch between the linear network and YouTube
- Close coordination with the YouTube programming and audience development team to ensure overall strategic goals are met and all content is optimized
- Identify Influencers and Talent native to digital platforms with whom Nick should work and cultivate the next generation of Nick stars. Spot and respond to emerging trends and categories
- Recruitment and management of a nimble, vertically integrated creative team, capable of executing internal productions with aggressive deadlines
- Contracting and oversight of third party production companies when projects require them
- Ownership of all internal metrics of success, including average view duration and retention
- Interaction with business and legal affairs to execute deals on behalf of our productions.
- Management and oversight of the overall content budget
Job Title: Post Production Supervisor
Department: Post Production
Reports To: Director of Post Production
- Post Supervisors are responsible for all aspects of the Post Production process for the shows that they work on. Post Supervisors report dually to both the Director of Post Production and the Show Producers that they work with. In general, Post Supervisors will oversee two TV series at a time while also taking on shorter term side projects as-needed.
- Post Supervisors are responsible for scheduling, management, and attendance of all Post Production-related meetings and sessions, including: assemblies, edits, locks, spots, reviews, mixes, color corrections, and QC’s.
- Post Supervisors are also responsible for Animation Retakes: they notate, budget, and transmit retake notes and materials given by key creative and technical producers. These notes and materials are sent to the animation studios that we work with around the globe. Writing in clear and concise English for proper translation into other languages is an important skill that is necessary in this role.
- Post Supervisors will work with Post Coordinators and Post PA’s, and although they do not directly report to the Supervisors, the Supervisors are assigned this support by the Director of Post Production in conjunction with the Show Producers in order to support the Post Supervisor’s day-to-day activities. It is therefore the Post Production Supervisor’s responsibility to oversee this staff by guiding their day-to-day duties, training them up on any necessary procedures, and helping them along in a career path in Post.
- Post Production Supervisors are liaisons between the production, the studio, and the network. They must see to it that all scheduling and budgetary concerns (as they relate to post production) are followed and it is their responsibility to alert the Director of Post Production and the Show Producers of any problems that may arise that would cause the production to miss delivery/exploitation dates or to fall outside of the agreed upon Post Production budget.
- Post Production Supervisors work closely with show runners, creators, network execs, picture editors, audio editors, machine room operators, vault/librarian personnel, and out-of-house post production vendors. They must create and maintain a close personal working relationship with all of these people and balance their relationships in order to produce and deliver the finest quality product within the given time frames and budgets of the shows.
- Post Supervisors are responsible for overseeing and ensuring the generation and delivery of all post production elements for delivery to the Network and to the Studio’s archive.
- Post Supervisors are also responsible for keeping up to date on current and emerging technologies for post production, mastering, and distribution.
- To assist the Production Manager in coordinating the production of all assets and animation in the CG Department.
- Coordinate the workflow for all supervisors and artists in the CG Department.
- Keep accurate daily output information of all departments, and enforce deadlines.
- Oversee logging in Filemaker and filing in the directory structure all shipments in and out of the CG department.
- Maintain contact with all vendor studios and ensure that their question are answered and they received needed materials in a timely manner.
- Have daily check-ins with all members of Production, all artists and all supervisors in the CG department.
- Flag potential problems and delays for the Production Manager and the Line Producer.
- Read and respond to internal and outside studio production e-mails in a timely manner.
- Follow up on the collection and distribution production materials.
- Oversee that the Production Assistants have checked the quality of storyboards, animatics, assets and all other shipping material before the items are sent to vendor studios.
- Monitor distribution of production materials to network and/or others.
- Coordinate ongoing digital archive to the 2D productions for their Portfolio libraries.
- Assist on special projects.
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- Work with each Lead Character Technical Director to create rigs for characters, sets, and props.
- Character Set-up/Rigging/Weighting/Skinning.
- Implementation of new tools and techniques using Mel scripting.
- Create and enforce hierarchy and pipeline solutions.
- In depth knowledge of IK and FK systems is required.
- Great aesthetic eye for skin weights is a must.
- For each episodic segment, assessing scripts and storyboards for CG do ability and ensuring that they work in the confines of our production model, instruct on the filmmaking, continuity, and staging of each segment, make fair notes on vendor studios’ animation, create any layout, key poses, video notes necessary to instruct vendor studios in the completing the segment.
- To be the custodian of the Animation style of the show.
- Review episodic animation at all stages of production, provide feedback and direction to animators/studios.
- They will train with the Core Animation team to learn the established style of the show and be responsible for seeing that style through the entire animation process and season.
- Primary teacher of the animation style to all other artists, including Overseas.
- Attend meetings early in the process (board pitches, animatic reviews, etc.) to understand the episode’s direction and requirements prior to animation beginning, to help ensure that vision is achieved in the final product.
- Review designs and breakdown decisions to help direct from the front on new or reused assets (instead of noting issues once into production).
- Have a good technical understanding of models and rigs.
- Test character rigs.
- Create Pose Libraries for episodic characters.
Nick Animation Studio is looking for a Freelance Chracter Deisgner for SpongeBob SquarePants!
- 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.
- 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.