Overview

Job Summary:
RESPONSIBILITIES:

Receive written and verbal descriptions of a sequence from the Director or Head of Story
Create quick thumbnail sketches through to finished detailed storyboard panels
Perform background research to inform the story process
Illustrate script pages and come up with story ideas
Pitch storyboards to the director and other members of the team
Work with director and head of story to define staging, pacing and camera action
Come up with inventive ideas with a sense of entertainment and humor
Develop character personality and dramatic/comedic action
Draw storyboards for scenes assigned
Refine dialogue where needed
Revise, edit and modify sketches as needed, per director’s notes

QUALIFICATIONS:

Degree or equivalent in film, animation, illustration or related creative field preferred
Demonstrated ability to show action and comedy through expressive drawings
Organized and detail oriented, with the ability to work quickly and collaboratively
An art background, which shows a thorough understanding of layout, design and strong draftsmanship
Must be open to direction and able to embrace change
A great attitude and strong work ethic
Experience with Photoshop and Wacom Cintiq drawing tablet helpful

SKILLS:

Practical knowledge of cinematic language, acting and staging
Strong storytelling abilities that feature character, emotion and movement
Ability to analyze scenes in written form and translate into visual product
Ability to express story and character through drawings
Ability to invent action and express it through drawing
Ability to present work in a clear and entertaining way
Ability to work collaboratively
Ability to work under pressure, in a fast paced, deadline driven environment

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