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Late Night Cartoons - Digital Animation Lead

Posted: 15 Apr 2021 Closes: 16 May 2021
New York, US Competitive
Temporary VIA_38531

REF#: 38531


JOB TYPE: Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance




CBS Studios is one of the industry's leading suppliers of programming with more than 70 series currently in production across broadcast and cable networks, streaming services, and other emerging platforms. The Studio's expansive portfolio spans a diverse slate of commercially successful and critically acclaimed scripted programming, genre-defining franchises, including the ever-growing \"Star Trek\" universe, award-winning late night and daytime talk shows, and an extensive library of iconic intellectual property.


Late Night Cartoons, Inc is looking to immediately fill a Full Time position as DIGITAL ANIMATION LEAD on an adult half-hour comedy series. The production is fast paced with quick turnarounds. The position will last approximately 3 months with the possibility for extension. This is currently a remote position but a New York based candidate is preferred.


\u25cf Work in tandem with Directors, Assistant Directors and Animation TD to assign tasks to Animation Team

\u25cf Utilize Ftrack, to handout, track, review and approve animation assignments

\u25cf Review, note, approve, and re-assign tasks as necessary

\u25cf Provide feedback on shot composition, animation and acting as necessary

\u25cf Guide animation team in execution of their shots

\u25cf View Animatics; prepare questions/flag concerns to discuss with the Director and AD

\u25cf Collaborate with Director to visually problem solve on occasion

\u25cf Attend kickoffs and take notes and prepare any questions or concerns

\u25cf Identify tasks or assets that should be prioritized to prevent bottlenecks

\u25cf Occasionally field questions on behalf of Director/AD when necessary

\u25cf Communicate with Digital Asset Management team when an asset needs to be located or when assets need to be retroactively updated (i.e. A reusable Rig, Drawn Animation File, Design has been adjusted to work more cohesively in Performance Department)

\u25cf Perform compositing tasks as necessary

\u25cf Animate rigged Adobe After Effects and Character Animator puppets

\u25cf Adjust or revise existing shots for reuse


\u25cf Previous Leadership experience preferred

\u25cf Strong knowledge of After Effects, both for Compositing and Puppeted Animation

\u25cf Strong sense of acting and timing for character based animation

\u25cf Knowledge of Animation Production Pipeline from Storyboard to Post is a must

\u25cf Understanding specifics of rigging and puppets

\u25cf Experience with Adobe Character Animator a major plus

\u25cf Reel demonstrating experience animating digital puppets

FUNCTION: Creative

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