OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY
Blue Sky Studios
One of the world's largest producers and distributors of motion pictures, 20th Century Fox Film produces, acquires and distributes motion pictures throughout the world. These motion pictures are produced or acquired by the following units of 20th Century Fox Film: Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox International Productions, and Twentieth Century Fox Animation. Blue Sky Studios is the animation studio behind the wildly successful ICE AGE and RIO franchises, along with this year's FERDINAND animated feature film!
.Visualize in story panels a sequence of the film that is 2-5 minutes in length to completion in story panels. Analyze the story and script. Develop a deep understanding of the director's vision, the film's cinematographic style and design language. Construct quick shorthands for the characters in order to implement these throughout the storyboarding process. Interpret script pages and sequences into visual presentations. Develop characters and dramatic action scene by scene. Suggest shooting angles, transitions, character moments, plot points, and script improvements. Work quickly to translate story ideas into visual sequences. Work closely with Director, Art Director and Pre-Production Supervisor to choose the shots, define action and incorporate critique. Create storyboards for the scenes assigned. Participate in closed meetings where film's issues are identified and solutions are brainstormed.
Requires a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts, Computer Animation or related field, plus six (6) months of storyboarding experience in feature film or television, including experience in story pitching, character development and action, and analyzing scenes in written form and translating into visual product.
*Specific skills: Also requires experience or knowledge in the following: 1) Storytelling and cinematography; 2) Storyboarding for animation; 3) Knowledge of cinematic scene and dramatic structure; 4) Knowledge of storyboarding software and tools including Autodesk Maya 3D, Adobe Creative Suite, Wacom Cintiq 27QHD, and the Foundry’s Flix; and 5) Working with Linux operating system
*Any level of experience or knowledge in the specific skills is acceptable.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.