Storyboard Artist

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Wasabi Entertainment is searching for a Storyboard Artist to work on our independent animated feature film Shadowrail Circus. Working with a combination of traditional boards and Blender, the team will be led by a very experienced Head of Story with a passionate desire to reshape the way the storyboard animatic is built.


Role

The Storyboard Artist combines great draftsmanship, attention to detail, flexibility to work on a variety of styles, and a strong understanding of compositional and storytelling skills. Collaborating with our teams on Vancouver Island and Costa Rica, the Storyboard Artist will bring the scripts to life, pioneering a unique process to tell a compelling story.


Reports to: Head of Story

Responsibilities

  • Interpret the scripts to represent them visually, conveying all necessary visual information for the layout and animation teams
  • Reproduce and maintain the proportions of the different assets according to the official designs on the project
  • Work closely with the Director, Art Director and Head of Story in finding creative solutions to the script needs.
  • Communicate with team members consistently and effectively.
  • Adapt to tools specific to the production.
  • Attend and participate in scheduled team meetings when necessary.

Qualifications

  • At least 2 years-experience in storyboarding for animation or audiovisual production.
  • A strong portfolio containing past professional work that displays a good knowledge of visual storytelling, sequential drawing and draftsmanship.
  • Working knowledge of Toon Boom Storyboard Pro and Blender.
  • The ability to work within and meet deadlines.
  • Take feedback well and use it to learn and improve.
  • Enjoy the team spirit associated with other artists to achieve a common creative goal.
  • Experience on prior animated productions is a must.