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ViacomCBS HEAD OF STORY (UPCOMING CG ANIMATED FEATURE) in Burbank, California

About The Brand

Nickelodeon Animation is proud of our celebrated past, but we're not resting on our Bikini Bottoms. We're always looking to the future, for both creative talent and the dedicated craftspeople that bring groundbreaking new ideas to life. Our content development is creator-driven, our work culture is collaborative, and our mentorship of new talent is second to none. But we can't do it alone. That's where you come in: Nick Wants You!

Overview and Responsibilities

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 movie 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.

  • When Director is unavailable, guide fellow artists in addressing their notes. Includes potentially giving notes on their work.

  • Director’s second in command over Story team.

  • Will be required to pitch Storyboards.

  • Ensure all storyboard notes are added.

Additional Qualifications

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BA/BS preferred.

  • Minimum of 5 years storyboard experience and/or training on a similar feature; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Basic Qualifications

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must demonstrate proficiency in style of the feature.

  • 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 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.

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 2020-14323

Job Locations US-CA-Burbank

Job Type Full-Time Staff

Brand Nickelodeon Animation

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