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ViacomCBS CG ANIMATION DIRECTOR (BIG NATE) in Burbank, California

Overview and Responsibilities


  • For each episodic segment, assessing scripts and storyboards for CG do ability and ensuring that they work in the confines of our production model, instruct on the filmmaking, continuity, and staging of each segment, make fair notes on vendor studios’ animation, create any layout, key poses, video notes necessary to instruct vendor studios in the completing the segment.


  • To be the custodian of the Animation style of the show.

  • Review episodic animation at all stages of production, provide feedback and direction to animators/studios.

  • They will train with the Core Animation team to learn the established style of the show and be responsible for seeing that style through the entire animation process and season.

  • Primary teacher of the animation style to all other artists, including Overseas.

  • Attend meetings early in the process (board pitches, animatic reviews, etc.) to understand the episode’s direction and requirements prior to animation beginning, to help ensure that vision is achieved in the final product.

  • Review designs and breakdown decisions to help direct from the front on new or reused assets (instead of noting issues once into production).

  • Have a good technical understanding of models and rigs.

  • Test character rigs.

  • Create Pose Libraries for episodic characters.

Basic Qualifications


  • Ability to manage the production schedule and resources.

  • Thorough understanding of animation and film language and process.

  • Ability to prioritize.

  • Ability to work in high pressure, demanding environment.

  • Solid verbal and written communication skills.

  • Good time management skills; good multi-tasker.

  • Expertisein Maya


  • BA/BS preferred.

  • 3 – 5 years of CG directing experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

At ViacomCBS, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. ViacomCBS is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.

iCIMS ID 2020-14098

Job Locations US-CA-Burbank

Job Type Full-Time Staff