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STORYBOARD ARTIST (“LUCKY”)-Nickelodeon

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STORYBOARD ARTIST (“LUCKY”)

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SUMMARY:

  • Nickelodeon Animation Studio is looking for a Storyboard Artist for its new TV movie, Lucky. This position will last 3 or 4 months. MUST HAVE A KNACK FOR COMEDY. PREFERABLY AN ARTIST WITH EXPERIENCE ON BOARD-DRIVEN PROJECTS.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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.

Basic Qualifications

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must demonstrate proficiency in style of show.
  • Strong staging and composition skills.
  • Understanding of subtext in character performance. Portfolio samples must demonstrate that all characters in a sequence do not behave the same. They are unique. Think about which character in a scene is dominant, which is submissive. What are the undercurrents? Whose scene is it?
  • Strong drawing and mechanical skills.
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn applicable design software (Photoshop, Storyboard Pro) and hardware (Wacom Cintiq monitor and/or tablet).
  • Strong time-management skills.
  • Work well under pressure.
  • Ability to multitask a plus.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Relevant drawing experience necessary.
  • BA/BS preferred.
  • Minimum of 1 year storyboard experience and/or training on a similar show; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Arisman

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What is your name and your current occupation?
My name is Arisman and I am a 2d key / inbetween animator, Background Artist, Concept Artist and Illustrator.

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I have been a scavenger.

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?There are so many exciting projects I’ve ever done. but I think, to realize my personal projects such as Fade Mirror, Dragon learn of Magic is the thing I’m proudest of.

Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business?
I am from Padang, Indonesia. I started my career from animation and paintings that I posted in animation groups. It makes some people interested in using my services. With the experience I gained from Continue…

Alex Zemke

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What is your name and your current occupation?
Alex Zemke, character animator.

 

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I spent 4 years as a DJ on a Top 40 radio station in Minnesota.

 

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
The Uncharted series, for certain. I worked on both 2 and 3, in two separate studios, doing cinematics. I also loved being on the Killzone 3 team.

How did you become interested in animation?
I was always interested in animation, since I was a kid. Unfortunately, when I was younger I was extremely good at convincing myself I would Continue…

Faye Hsu

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What is your name and your current occupation?
My name is Faye Hsu, i am a concept artist based in San Francisco:)

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
Crazy job? hmm…..i used to be a model for photography.  I tried crazy makeup/costume to get a good photo shot.

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
I am proud that i have been a part team creating <Green Haven> by awesome director James Parris. This is the first feature movie i worked on. It is great experience work with James.

How did you become interested in animation?
I have been interested in animation since i was a kid! I´ve been obsessed with cartoons as long as I can remember.  I Still remember how shocked i was when Continue…

Chris Palmer

 

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What is your name and your current occupation? 
My name is Chris Palmer and I am a 3D Artist at Turner Studios Creative Services in Atlanta GA.

 

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I use to clean bird poop off the rocks and walls at the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga TN during High School as well as rehabilitating wild birds and animals for release back into the wild at the Chattanooga Nature Center…… far cry from an animation career!

 

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
I did a short film called Cold Country with my good friend Travis Overstreet during college. It made its way through the film festival circuit, and opened many doors for me. Its a powerful short film, I still get goose bumps watching it. Also during my time at Crawford Media in Atlanta GA we created the cover for OZ magazine’s January edition. I had always wanted to do a stand alone 3D peice and it turned out wonderfully! I worked on the lighting and got to learn how to create fur in Maya. I still have the image hanging on my wall at home.

How did you become interested in animation?
When I was a kid I always had my head in the clouds, creating stories and epic adventures in my mind.  I use to watch this show called Movie Magic and I always wanted to Continue…

Maor Lavi

What is your name and your current occupation?
Maor Lavi, I am a freelance animation all-arounder (Anim, 2D, 3D, After Effects compositor, designer)

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
Soldier, Agriculture, Construction, Bartending, Pumping fuel, Pizza delivering, Factory worker
What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
Gruduation short, TV show packaging, self-project in progress

How did you become interested in animation?
Admiring work of the “golden age” of animation, Disney classics, Warner’s Looney Toons, when I was a kid around 7 years old, my mom took me to the movies to see “Who framed Roger Rabbit” and I was fascinated by it;later Continue…