Mercury Filmworks is looking for an experienced Storyboard Supervisor to join our team in Ottawa. This position is an excellent opportunity to live in Canada’s beautiful capital city while working on an exciting project with one of the most respected animation studios in the industry. We are looking for a person that wants to help us create lasting "moments", values the power of visual storytelling and wants to push to tell stories.
Job Description: The successful candidate will have an exceptional track record with at least 5 years of hands on experience as a storyboard artist. This is a role with a wide and all-inclusive scope of responsibilities that run from supervising a team and working alongside the editor during the animatic process.
To supervise, facilitate, and quality control the creation of storyboards by story artists from rough thumbnail to final clean, with oversight through each step of the way.
To provide rough thumbnail breakdowns of complicated sequences or important beats for story artists to follow in advance of episode launch.
To participate in internal episodic story launches.
To create script notes for the storyboard artists and revisionists.
To be highly creative and story driven within tight deadlines.
To organize the flow of assets to the editor.
To oversee and manage storyboard revisionists' assignments.
Minimum 5 years of related work experience is required.
Previous supervising experience required.
Strong attention to detail as well as organizational skills.
Passion for storytelling, sketching, conceptualizing and developing characters.
A desire and ability to lead, mentor and motivate a team of Storyboard Artists to ensure quality storytelling in a timely manner.
Strong communication skills.
An ability to work efficiently.
Should be proficient in Storyboard Pro.
Small Print: Mercury Filmworks places as great an emphasis on recruiting for character and fit as it does on core skills and experience. Qualified candidates that meet ALL the characteristics above are encouraged to apply regardless of where they live. All candidates must be willing to test in advance of an interview. Mercury Filmworks is an equal opportunity employer, and by equal, we really mean equal. We have no preferences or bias beyond the professional qualifications.