Storyboard Artist
Nerd Corps Entertainment Inc., - Vancouver, BC

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Wanted ASAP: Storyboard Artist

Department: Direction

About the position:

The Storyboard Artist interprets the script into images and sounds that best convey the story and characters presented by the writer while maintaining a quality consistent with the respective series/production plan and coordinates all the images and sounds that make up the show. He/she manages his/her time effectively and efficiently in order to complete the production on time.

Responsibilities and duties:

Create thumbnails and boards from a script and storyboard revisions based on the script and the notes from the Storyboard Supervisor.
Ensure that the production for which he/she is responsible is completed on time.
Consult with Supervising Director as to the technical feasibility of elements in the script and suggest creative solutions that will maintain the vision of the series.
Study scripts to determine artistic interpretation and design boards in conjunction with the Supervising Director.
Communicate ideas effectively and recommend solutions to help interpret the script visually.
Consult with Supervising Director to approve the final storyboard panels and make revisions as needed.
Maximize the re-use when the production schedule calls for it.
Overall, be aware of the show/series continuity.

Qualifications and competencies:

3+ years of experience in industry.
Strong understanding of animation timing and posing.
Strong understanding of facial expressions.
Strong understanding of camera manipulation, composition, and framing.
Familiarity with 3D animation and the strengths and weaknesses of CGI animation.
Superior understanding of filmic storytelling principles and techniques.
Deadline motivated.
Critical thinking skills.
Planning and management skills.
Ability to communicate processes, plans and concepts.
Ability to create entertaining and persuasive messages.
Ability to present specific viewpoints.

About us:
Nerd Corps is one of the largest animation studios in Canada, boasting a diverse portfolio of award-winning original properties such as Slugterra, League of Super Evil, Storm Hawks and Rated A for Awesome. But we’re more than just an animation studio. We build stories, worlds, and experiences for kids that cut across platforms from television to online, games, toys, mobile—wherever kids are spending time. We handle all stages of our process in-house, including IP creation and development, animation production, finance, sales and distribution, licensing and consumer products, and interactive development. We’re a rarity in the industry, and are looking for the best talent to join our team!

We would like to convey our sincere thanks to all those who express interest in being a part of the Nerd Corps team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings you will be contacted.