SERIES DIRECTOR, ANIMATION
Position: Series Director, Animation
Position Type: Full-time Employee
Start Date: April 2023
Location: Vancouver, BC
SERIES DIRECTOR, ANIMATION
If you like to work in a dynamic, creative, nimble environment this is the role for you! Reporting to the VP Creative Franchise Strategy, Wind Sun Sky Entertainment is hiring an experienced Comedy Series Director to join our animation team at our Vancouver-based studio.
A multi-faceted role, the right candidate will work on multiple projects across various IPs and platforms with a focus on the comedy space. We are looking for an energetic, proactive communicator who likes to push their creative boundaries, enjoys the challenge of developing and working in new pipelines, and knows how to keep their creative teams motivated and on track.
The ideal candidate for this position has a demonstrated ability to tell entertaining stories in both the kids 8 – 12 and 14+ space, has the skill and desire to work with different pipelines, and has experience in digital short-form content.
WHAT YOU WILL DO:
- Project Oversight
- Creatively manage content from development through production
- Ensure all elements produced meet show technical standards, and adhere to digital file naming protocols
- Review animation to ensure creative is achievable within the schedule and budget
- With production and pipeline teams, continuously strategize ways to simplify the production process and improve workflows
- Story Development
- Collaborate with writers, development executives and producers to develop stories for various properties
- Actively participate in brainstorming sessions
- Work with the writing team to incorporate and shape ideas
- Inspire creative team to produce innovative content and engaging stories
- Provide vision, feedback, motivation and support to the team
- Provide coaching, mentoring and training as necessary
- Support the team through the feedback process
- Bring the project’s vision from page to screen
- Create visual shot lists and/or storyboards that reflect the script and deliver the emotional, action and comedic intent of scenes/sequences
- Contribute character concept designs and story moments to help define and realize project creative
- Collaborate with Art and Production teams to breakdown scripts and determine assets to be created
- Collaborate with Editor from animatic through to delivery
- Put our Values into Action
- Align and engage with the values of a culture where we place people first, foster inclusive collaboration, innovation and are motivated by our creative passion
- Interact respectfully, professionally and collaboratively with colleagues, other staff members, partners and clients
WHAT YOU WILL BRING:
Excellent working knowledge of Animation pipelines, Storyboard Pro, Premiere Pro, and previous experience in short-form content as a storyboard artist and/or director is required. Shotgrid knowledge, marketing knowledge, and an understanding of the digital space a plus.
Come be a part of our growing team!
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU:
- Work alongside storytellers, makers, and innovators as part of one of Vancouver’s leading multi-platform entertainment studios
- An amazing opportunity to build experience in all areas of cross-platform media and animation production
- Includes extended health care (dental, vision, etc.).
- Enjoy a fun, dynamic, fast paced environment with a great culture
DOES THIS SOUND LIKE THE PERFECT FIT FOR YOU?
ARE YOU WHO WE ARE LOOKING FOR?
Please submit a Cover Letter and Resume via email to:
This position will be based on-site at our Vancouver studio. Current BC residents a must; must be a Canadian resident to apply. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those selected for interviews will be contacted.