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DreamWorks TV - Supervising Director
Artistic Animation Production
Filmed Entertainment Group
At DreamWorks Animation Television, the Supervising Director will collaborate with show leadership under the guidance of the Executive Producer. The Supervising Director will act as a support to the Executive Producer for all aspects of storyboards and animatics. Additionally, they will support the management of the team of in-house Directors, Storyboard Artists, and Storyboard Revisionists to ensure alignment of the style, vision, and creative ambitions of the storyboards.
DreamWorks Animation Television has exciting new opportunity for a Supervising Director to join its in-house team in Glendale, CA. This position is covered by the Animation Guild. We are seeking candidates who are familiar with the animation pipeline and experienced in drawing storyboards.
Essential Duties Responsibilities
Collaborate with the Executive Producer and Directors to discuss creative ambitions for each episode
Participate in all storyboard handouts by working with the Executive Producer to communicate storytelling direction, design requirements, and expected level of polish to the storyboard team(s), to ensure that the Executive Producer’s creative goals are met
Review storyboards and/or animatics with Executive Producer with the intention of maintaining quality and continuity as well as plussing each episode
When needed, re-board, restructure the order and/or plus the scenes and/or sequences to hit the creative vision of the show
As needed support the Executive Producer and/or Director with boarding and revision needs to ensure the show stays on schedule and hits creative goals
Under the guidance of the Executive Producer, participate in in-house storyboard reviews and provide clear notes and drawovers for Directors, Storyboard Artists, and/or Storyboard Revisionists
Working with the Executive Producer, evaluate the continuity and quality of all storyboards and, under the direction of the Executive Producer, punch up the storyboards and/or animatics as needed
Review the preliminary animatics to ensure they are ready for initial executive review
On a regular basis, provide status updates to the Executive Producer and production staff for troubleshooting, planning, and changes
Weigh-in on the talent acquisition process with the Executive Producer and Line Producer to review portfolios and tests, interview candidates, and provide detailed feedback
Mentor and support the storyboard team(s) and cultivate positive team morale
Strong drawing skills with a demonstrated sense of storytelling, drama, tension, action, comedy, staging, composition, and character acting
Advanced knowledge of Photoshop and Storyboard Pro
Proven ability to meet deadlines and keep a team on schedule
Experience working in a fast-paced environment
Experience leading and fostering a team
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Is a team player, who genuinely enjoys working with others
At least 3 years experience as an Episodic Director working in television animation (CG experience preferred)
At least 5 years of experience as a Storyboard Artist working in television animation (CG experience preferred)
Ideal candidates will be able to provide storyboard samples
Prior Storyboard Directing experience
Bachelor’s degree preferred
Sub-BusinessFilm TV Production
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