Full Time Job

Supervising Director


Glendale, CA 04-22-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description

Supervising Director - Big City Greens

This is a key leadership role that partners with the Executive Producer, Line Producer, Production and Creative Executives to execute the creative vision of the show while working within the schedule and budget for the series. The supervising director works closely with the other show leadership while overseeing the episodic directors and artists on the series to manage the process. It is expected that the supervising director has the ability to deal with frequently changing schedules and tight deadlines. This role requires collaboration with and leadership of a diverse group of people in a fast-paced environment and can include both long and short form content.

• Leads hand-out meetings for all episodes and comes prepared with any questions, suggestions, concerns keeping in mind complexity, schedule and deadlines. Provide script feedback with a critical eye toward clarification for storyboarding.
• Oversee and partner with the directors to deliver high quality, dynamic storyboards to Editorial.
• Takes on Directing episodes as needed based on the series schedule and staffing plan.
• Communicate creative issues that may impact the schedule and/or budget to the LP in order to work out solutions in a timely manner.
• Work with Art Director/Production Designer and/or artistic team regarding the artistic direction of the episodes, if requested by EP.
• Provide constant and timely feedback to the directors and artists working on your team. Work with the EP and LP on feedback for the Editors and Production Management (Coordinator/Production Associate) that you are teamed up with.
• Oversee the directors and editors in the creation of the Board-o-Matics and Animatics. Complete final Animatic lock with the EP's.
• Meet with the Recruiting team to participate in the interviewing and hiring of storyboard artists, revisionists and Editors.
• Attend recording sessions, if requested.
• Lead checking launches and provide clarification for OS studio questions. Work with the timing directors to ensure the sheets are correct for OS studio delivery.
• Partner with the EP and LP to hand out the show to the overseas studio, ensuring that the creative vision and goals of the episode are clear.
• Participate in the Post process which would include, but not limited to: reviewing Take 1 footage, calling Retakes, doing draw-overs, and any other creative input necessary. Not all Directors will be on the show through the Post process, so this will apply only as specifically requested by the EP/LP.
• Participate in music spotting, sound effects spotting, mixing and any other Post production sessions that may apply. Not all Directors will be on the show through the Post process, so this will apply only as specifically requested by the EP/LP.
• Participate in the Casting discussions for the project, if requested.
• Participate in the Music discussions for the project, if requested.
• Visit the overseas studio with the EP and/or LP to ensure production is progressing, if requested.

Basic Qualifications:
• A minimum of 5 years of experience in Story or Animation departments
• Previous Director experience in Animation
• Knowledge of Traditional Animation, CG Animation, Visual Effects and/or Video game production
• Knowledge of software and hardware including Cintiq, Toon Boom Storyboard Pro, Harmony, Maya, Photoshop and/or other applicable storyboarding software

Preferred Qualifications:
• Strong leadership qualities with the ability to partner with Creatives and Executives, collaborate with peers, and manage and mentor artists
• Ability to oversee multiple projects and solve problems in a fast-paced environment
• Ability to align with style and sensibility of show
• Positive attitude with the ability to be flexible
• Excellent organizational, verbal, written, e-social skills and acumen
• Ability to travel outside of the country

Required Education

Bachelor degree or equivalent work experience

Additional Information:

Equal Opportunity Employer--Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-d881kx-18-204-227-34-42 in your application.

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