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jobby: Storyboard Artists, Arc Productions, Toronto

arcHead2January 23, 2013

Arc Productions, a Canadian based CG animation and visual effects facility located in downtown Toronto is looking for Storyboard Artists to join our team. With over 250 artists and technical directors and the most up to date resources available, we bring the vision to both major Hollywood studios and independent producers to life in a wide array of formats: theatrical features, television, DVDs, shorts and game cinematics.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

*         Develop story ideas and define individual scenes via still drawings and sequential drawings working from scripts and/or loose outlines

*         Formulate sequences for presentation at story meetings

*         Present material and outline relevant details to Director and peers

*         Note required revisions

*         Provide constructive feedback on the work of peers

*         Revise sequences as per Director feedback

*         Actively contribute to group brainstorming sessions, and offer creative and resourceful solutions for storyboard-related problems

REQUIRED SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

*         3-5 years of relevant storyboarding experience within the animation industry

*         Strong drawing skills with the ability to produce visually appealing artwork

*         Experience with digital storyboard programs an asset (i.e. StoryBoard Pro, SketchBook Pro, Photoshop, etc…)

*         Good understanding of the possibilities and limitations of CG animation

*         Ability to adapt working style to varying budget and schedule parameters

*         High level of creativity, with the ability to perform to standard under tight deadlines

*         Ability to handle feedback and constructive criticism well

*         Strong creative problem solving skills

*         High degree of focus, with the ability to concentrate on one concept for long periods of time

*         Working knowledge of cinematography, composition, film structure, and screen direction
Please apply at our website @ http://www.arcproductions.com/careers

Thank you for your interest but only qualified candidates will be contacted.

2 Comments

  1. Neil Affleck Neil Affleck February 1, 2013

    I am an animation professional with 25 years experience in Los Angeles and Toronto. I have worked primarily as an animation director, but as part of these duties, I have Storyboarded lomg-form series(Simpsons) and supervised Storyboard and revision teams (Nelvana) I am actively pursuing Free-lance work as storyboard artist in Toronto area.

    My “Biofilmpgraphy” follows:

    Biography / Filmography
    Director: Neil Affleck

    A native of Montréal, Quebec Neil Affleck studied animation as a teenager with the National Film Board of Canada under the aegis of world-renowned animation pioneer, Norman McLaren. At Dawson College in Montreal, he earned a diploma in social sciences, and completed a three-year professional theatre training program. From 1979 through to 1985, he worked as a professional actor in Canadian theatre, film and television. In 1985, Neil moved to Los Angeles to study at the UCLA School of Motion Pictures and Television, where he graduated in 1988. Between 1988 and 2000 Neil worked as an animated filmmaker in Los Angeles, notably as the director of the award-winning educational film “Sacajawea”, and for a decade with the celebrated television series “The Simpsons”, the last four as a director. In 1999 Neil was nominated for a Prime Time Emmy Award for Outstanding Animated Program for the Simpsons episode “Viva Ned Flanders”. In 2001, Neil returned to Canada to work with Nelvana on the Maurice Sendak series “Seven Little Monsters”. From 2003 to 2006 he directed the children’s television series “Miss Spider’s Sunny Patch Friends” and “A Froggy Day in Sunny Patch” This direct-to-video film was honored with the Humanitas Prize for 2006 in Los Angeles. In 2006 and 2007 Neil worked in Los Angeles as an Animation Timing Director on “The Simpson’s Movie” Neil directed “Pearlie” for Nelvana between 2009 and 2010 and he worked as Supervising Director of “Mike the Knight” a preschool Nelvana / HIT coproduction from 2010 through 2012.

    In addition to his work as a filmmaker, Neil is an educator. He was a part-time instructor at the California Institute of the Arts from 1997 to 2000, working with the late Jules Engel in the Experimental Animation Program. From 2003-2004 he taught part-time at the Seneca College Animation Arts Program in Toronto.

    Neil speaks English, French and Spanish. He currently works out of Toronto, Canada

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    Neil Affleck
    470 Horner Ave. Apt.#4
    Toronto, Ontario
    M8W 2B6
    Canada
    (416) 354-2291 (hm.)
    affleckneil@gmail.com
    SKYPE: neil.affleck2

    • Mike Valiquette Mike Valiquette Post author | February 1, 2013

      Hey Neil,
      Please apply at the link provided in the post.
      Mike

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