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DreamWorks TV - CG Animation Director

Company: NBC Universal
Location: Glendale
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

"What would you say you do here?"

Our CG Animation Director works closely with the VP, Animation Production, HUB Animation Supervisor, and show Creative Leadership to establish and maintain the Animation style of the show. The CG Animation Director assesses scripts and storyboards to ensure they align with our CG production pipeline and guides the filmmaking, continuity, and staging of each segment, ensuring that all deliverables align with the production's schedule, technical specifications, and creative vision of the series.

  • Collaborate with the in-house Development Team and show Creative Leadership at the start of the series to determine and develop the look of the show, this includes evaluating and negotiating proposed ideas throughout the pre-build process to ensure they are producible within our CG pipeline
  • Lead and inspire the team during initial animation handouts to our Partner Studio(s)
  • Communicate the style of the show to the Partner Studio(s) Animation team and be responsible for upholding that style through the series
  • Attend meetings early in the process (board pitches, animatic reviews, etc.) to understand the episode's direction and requirements prior to animation beginning to ensure that the creative vision is achieved across the series
  • Work with our centralized in-house CG team to ensure character rigs meet the needs of the show
  • Collaborate with Partner Studio(s) to create, review, and approve pose libraries for episodic characters -
  • Responsible for delivery of BG reference to our Partner Studio(s) indicating shot setup, including area of the set to be used, camera, character, and prop positions
  • Maintain active involvement throughout the design process to ensure designs meet the needs of the series
  • Manage and collaborate with the show specific CG Team to ensure the creative vision of the series is upheld
  • Review episodic animation at all stages of production and provide feedback and noted direction to Animators and Partner Studio(s)
  • Responsible for ensuring animation notes are provided via Shotgrid and create any layout, key poses, and drawover notes necessary to enable Partner Studio(s) to complete the segment Qualifications/Requirements --- Expert knowledge of Maya

    --- Possess solid technical expertise and understanding of models and rigs

    --- Exceptional character performance aesthetic

    --- Ability to review and provide direction for cloth and hair sims

    --- Strong attention to detail and outstanding organizational skills

    --- Excellent verbal and written communication skills

    --- Strong leader and team player who genuinely enjoys working with and inspiring others

    --- Proven ability to work in a high-pressure environment under tight deadlines

    --- Travel to international Partner Studio(s)

    --- Must submit an attestation disclosing your COVID-19 vaccination status and, if partially or fully vaccinated, submitting your vaccination record no later than 7 days following commencement of employment.

    --- Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the commencement of employment or adhere to enhanced protocols if Company determines your job position requires accessing an NBCUniversal/DreamWorks Animation worksite.

    --- Must be willing to adhere to all Company COVID-19 workplace safety policies and protocols. Desired Characteristics --- At least 5 years of animation experience in a Supervisory capacity

    --- Television animation experience strongly preferred

    --- Experience with asset management software, Shotgrid preferred

    --- Experience working with international Partner Studio(s) is a plus

    --- Bachelor's Degree preferred Sub-Business DreamWorks Animation TV Production Experienced City Glendale State/Province California Country United States About Us From the award-winning storytellers, artist and innovators at DreamWorks Animation and DreamWorks Animation Television come the beloved characters and stories that come alive on the big and small screens. From films like Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon and Trolls to original TV series including Trollhunters, Voltron and Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh, DreamWorks Animation continues to bring home the laughter, fun and courage to dream.

    Visit www.dreamworksanimation.com to see our latest animated film and television productions.

    DreamWorks is a division of NBCUniversal. At NBCUniversal, we believe in the talent of our people. It's our passion and commitment to excellence that drives NBCU's vast portfolio of brands to succeed. From broadcast and cable networks, news and sports platforms, to film, world-renowned theme parks and a diverse suite of digital properties, we take pride in all that we do and all that we represent. It's what makes us uniquely NBCU. Here you can create the extraordinary. Join us.

    NBCUniversal owns and operates over 20 different businesses across 30 countries including a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a premium ad-supported streaming service.

    Here you can be your authentic self. As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone. We strive to foster a diverse and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. We believe that our workforce should represent the communities we live in, so that together, we can continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world. Click here to learn more about Comcast NBCUniversal's commitment and how we are making an impact. Notices NBCUniversal's policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

    NBCUniversal is an equal opportunity employer and will provide reasonable accommodations as required by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws.

Keywords: NBC Universal, Glendale , DreamWorks TV - CG Animation Director, Executive , Glendale, Arizona

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