Location
London
Department
3D Storyboard
Advertising Salary
Competitive depending on experience
Vacancy Type
Fixed Term

About The Role

The Storyboard Supervisor will join our studio working on a production for a well-known and well-lived long form television series. The Storyboard Supervisor is responsible for creatively directing the storyboards and ensuring the storytelling and characters are transitioned from script to screen in a way that preserves the charm, tone and humour while keeping within the scope and requirements of the show. 

Day to Day:

  • Managing a team of Storyboard Artists, both at Thumbnail and Clean-Up stage.
  • Working closely with the Director and Editor to maintain the show style across the entirety of the Storyboard team, both technically and narratively.
  • Maintaining all of the above whilst working within the scope requirements.
  • Establishing story style and tone through exploration of the first storyboard in addition to clean-up near the end of production.
  • Briefing the Storyboard Artists alongside the Director & working with them on scripts.
  • Working closely with the board artists to produce thumbnails for each episode, ensuring staging and story continuity throughout.
  • Adding notes or extra thumbnails to ensure they are full and clear.
  • Overseeing the development of the storyboards, based on thumbnail feedback.
  • Reviewing and providing feedback to the storyboard artists throughout.
  • Ensuring that the first animatic review translates the essence of the script and works on a technical level in Panelforge.
  • Keeping the Director and Production Manager informed of the episode progress, flagging and troubleshooting any issues with the episode.
  • Producing any annotation required to accompany the review stages to inform the client of any notes for further editorial development of the episode.
  • Collating client and director feedback, actioning and distributing accordingly to the editor and the board artists to address the feedback for internal and client reviews.

About You

Must Have:

  • Previous experience in a Storyboard Supervisor role (or similar position)
  • Demonstrable experience as a Storyboard Artist
  • Strong knowledge of layout, perspective and composition in a 3D environment
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Accomplished drawing skills
  • An excellent understanding of cinematography and staging
  • An excellent understanding of film language, narrative and scripts

Bonus Points:

  • Experience in coaching or mentoring junior members of a production

About Us

Blue Zoo is a leading animation studio in the UK, with a world-class reputation as the go-to place for creating bold, fun and characterful animation. Established in London in 2000, the studio has grown to become the largest dedicated CG animation studio in the UK, picking up a shelf full of BAFTAs along the way. 
 
The studio is going through an exciting period of growth and we are building a studio that is full of amazingly talented, happy artists, making work they are proud of, which in turn makes a small contribution to a happier world. Blue Zoo believes that a healthy balance in our lives - whatever our situation - is key to supporting the wellbeing of our staff. We offer flexible working to support this.
 
We look for people who have expertise, enthusiasm and are motivated by change. You’ll work alongside a talented and diverse group of people who respect each other's differences and seek to understand fresh perspectives. 
 

What we’ve got for you (benefits):

  • Winner of Best Places to Work in TV 2019 and 2020!
  • Inclusive self-funded shorts programme
  • Many fun social events throughout the year - even though they have to be remote for the foreseeable!
  • Bi-monthly staff feedback and engagement programme
  • Friday "beer o'clock" and talks programme!
  • Comprehensive benefits package, including loads of discounts and offers
  • Online wellbeing programme
  • Profit participation (for staff who have been with us for 2+ years)

Blue Zoo is committed to creating and nurturing an inclusive studio that promotes and values diversity and invites everyone to ‘bring their whole selves’ to work. We believe that companies that truly embrace and value diversity, and create an environment where everyone from any background can do their best work, are better companies. 


To be engaged our people have to feel included and valued. We work hard to build and nurture a culture where inclusiveness is embedded in the way we work, not just an initiative. We strive to engender a studio community that feels a deep sense of pride and commitment that transcends any role, department or level and works together to produce excellent and engaging work.

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