Supervising Director - Primetime Comedy

Burbank, CA
Directing & Storyboard
Full Time
New primetime comedy show seeking a Supervising Director to guide a talented team of artists while executing the creators' vision and making it come alive!

Must be available to start in February 2020

Responsibities

    • Serve as the main point of contact between the Executive Producers and the production team, seeing through the creative vision for each script
    • Break down script and prepare for hand out to Episodic Director and Storyboard team
    • Oversee storyboards and give notes at milestone phases throughout the schedule
    • Note rough designs submitted to ensure they fit the needs of the storyboard
    • Participate in all animatic edit sessions to support the Executive Producers, hearing their notes and seeing the storyboard/animatic through to completion
    • Review take 1 animation footage, call retakes, do draw-overs or new storyboards  and provide reference as needed for retake process
    • Oversee retake animation team, giving feedback and notes until shots are approved
    • Attend all color edit sessions, work with editor to place temp music and sound effects, guide edited cut through to locked picture
    • Participate in music & sound design spotting sessions, mixes if requested

Qualifications

    • 3+ years of experience directing in episodic series television, preferably in adult comedy
    • Knowledge of 2D animation and a thorough understanding of a 2D production pipeline from development to post production
    • Knowledge of Storyboard Pro, and Photoshop. Toon Boom Harmony knowledge is a plus
    • Comfortable working digitally on a Cintiq.
    • Must be able to time storyboards to dialogue tracks
    • Outstanding people skills: ability to guide a unique group of creative staff
    • Excellent organizational and project management skills
    • Must be able to adapt to changes easily within a highly dynamic environment, including the management of the team within this environment
    • Strong attention to detail is critical
    • Previous supervisory and leadership experience, including demonstrated ability to manage and motivate a team