CG PRODUCTION MANAGER

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CG PRODUCTION MANAGER

Job Locations
US-CA-Burbank

Overview and Responsibilities

SUMMARY:

  • Nickelodeon Animation Studio is looking for a Production Manager for an animated TV series with interactive components. This person will manage the daily activities of production. He or she must have experience either in CG animated TV series, video game production, or both. Real-time rendering experience is a big plus. Preference will be given for technical experience with real-time rendering and CG production pipelines.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Communicate with Line Producer daily regarding the status of the department.
  • Coordinate the workflow for all supervisors and artists in the CG Department.
  • Keep accurate daily output information of all departments, and enforce deadlines.
  • Alert LP of potential problems and suggest appropriate solutions.
  • Update key production personnel on the status of all areas of production.
  • Maintain and distribute weekly production schedule with accurate information to upper management and production staff.
  • Run weekly department meetings.
  • Supervise Production Coordinator(s) and Production Assistants; assist Line Producer in hiring, performance reviews and terminations for these positions.
  • Oversee preparation production materials for shipping.
  • Manage schedule to ensure production meets strict deadlines. Some of these duties include:
  • Troubleshoot problem.
  • Coordinate and supervise vendor studios.
  • Coordinate and supervise freelance production staff.
  • Assist in the scheduling of key production personnel.
  • Schedule production meetings as necessary.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist with ancillary projects; assist LP with special projects.
  • Act as primary liaison with vendor studio(s).
  • Facilitate communication in a timely manner between production unit and outside studio regarding production issues, questions and materials.
  • Assist Post Supervisor in monitoring and facilitating retake process; ensure that lists and notes are communicated in a timely manner; monitor retake budget.
  • Draft and coordinate all new hire paperwork for freelancers.
  • Update Recruitment and Human Resources departments on all freelance and full-time hires.
  • Review and approve weekly time sheets.
  • Gather and submit new hire information to Human Resources.
  • Coordinate Facilities and IS&T requests.
  • Coordinate materials for festivals, awards, etc.

Basic Qualifications

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Real-Time Rendering experience a plus.
  • Knowledge of Maya, Word, Excel, Outlook, familiarity with internet and email.
  • Knowledge of EPBudgeting, FileMaker Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator a plus.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work well under pressure.
  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment.
  • Possess complete knowledge of animation production process.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA/BS preferred, or 2 – 3 years of animation production / video game experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experien

James Bowman

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What is your name and your current occupation?
3D Animator and 3D Animation Educator –
What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I had a number of jobs before getting into 3D Animation. After undergrad I worked at a video store, then became a substitute teacher, worked as a sports and youth sports director at a YMCA, and finally before heading on to pursue my career in animation I was a photo retoucher at a camera store.

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
I’m very proud of my last finished film called “The Question”, which deals with a question mark character named Joe, who longs to find himself and become an exclamation point. My favorite project is my very first film called “Life’s Journey”. I’ve come a long way since completing this film in 2002, but it always inspires me to keep going.

How did you become interested in animation?
I first became inspired by animation when I first saw the film, Watership Down. Being about five or six, I know I was too young to see this film. But

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Friedl Jooste

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What is your name and your current occupation?
My name is Friedl Jooste and I am currently a lead animator at Sunrise Productions.

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I was a cashier at a toy shop for a day and then did data capturing for a power company, not the most fun I have ever had.

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?I’ve worked on a couple films, especially the ones I got to work on in Canada was a great experience, but the projects I’m most proud of are the smaller ones where I got to have more of a creative roll, for instance Hooked, a short film I wrote and directed for Character Matters animation studios.  I’m also very proud to be animating on the third season of Jungle beat for Sunrise Productions. It is the first Jungle Beat season to be fully created in South Africa and they have managed to put together a very talented group of people. I cant wait for season three to be released it is looking beautiful and the stories are great!

Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business?
I am from Cape Town South Africa. I have wanted to be in the animation industry since I was about 10, Continue…

Frank J. Guthrie

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What is your name and your current occupation?
Frank J. Guthrie, and I’m a Background Painter on Dora The Explorer…

 

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
Let’s see: I was a Locksmith, I worked for UPS loading and unloading the trucks, I worked at In-N-Out Burgers, I drew maps for the Division Od Oil And Gas (oil fields,) for the State of California, I worked at a Mexican spices and candy factory, and I was in the U.S. Army for 10 years. Thank you Uncle Sam for paying for my College with the G.I. Bill!

 

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
Dora The Explorer. I was hired to help in the re-design of the show, including developing the look for Diego, Go! Diego! The very successful spin-off show. I also Art Directed another spin-off from Dora The Explorer called Explorer Girls.

 

How did you become interested in animation?
I don’t have a specific stage of my life were I can pinpoint the “beginning” of an interest in animation. I know that Continue…

Luca Fattore

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What is your name and your current occupation?
Luca Fattore , I am a lead animator and a pre production artist .

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
None, I started working in the animation field at the age of 18.

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
Balto ( Universal/Amblimation) The magic sword ( Warner Brothers) Help i am a Fish ( A.Film ) Asterix and the Vikings ( A.Film) Marco Macaco ( Nice Ninja productions) … the short film “Shark and the Piano” ( Munich animation ) Some “7Up” commercials where I have animated one of my favorite commercial characters , Fido Dido .

How did you become interested in animation?
I drew as a kid , and at the age of 13 I started watching my favorite shorts frame by frame ….. Continue…

Subbaiah Addanki

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What is your name and your current occupation?
I’m Subbaiah Addanki, affectionately known in the VFX & Animation industry as Subbu Addanki.  Currently I am working as a Lead Rigging Artist & Creature TD for a full cg animated feature film at Barajoun Entertainment, Dubai.

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I worked as a senior automobile engineer on CAT excavator machines for 9 years. That experience helped me in rigging mechanical characters and troubleshooting various issues arises during the pipeline. It improved my trouble shooting nature. One more thing, I got state 2nd rank in Diploma in Automobile Engineering.

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
Currently working on Bilal Movie. I enjoyed a lot working on some regional movies like Once Upon A Warrior produced by Disney etc. This experience helped me to evolve as a tools developer. Here is my IMDB link, it shows the other movies like Robo, I worked on.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4244972/

Where are you from and how did you get into the animation business?
Basically I was from Automobile background. I have enjoyed drawing ever since I was 7 years old. One day I had been waiting for my family members at Continue…