Episodic Directors

Giant is one of Europe’s leading CG animation companies working at an exemplary level of skill and artistic excellence with clients including Apple, Disney, Dreamworks, Netflix and Nickelodeon, among others.

Interested?

We would love to hear from you – Send an email to careers@giant.ie

Position Overview

Giant are now seeking experienced Episodic Directors for an exciting new upcoming CG production.

These are full-time positions and will be based in our studio in Dublin, Ireland.

Please mail to careers@giant.ie – please include the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email, for example: “Application – Episodic Director Position”.

Starting date: May 2022

Position Responsibilities

  • Work closely with Supervising Director and Art Director to help establish visual rules for the series and guidelines for characters and locations 
  • Help oversee script versions to prepare Director notes as well as creative and constructive feedback for episodes before they move into production
  • Partner with the Supervising Director to help lead the storyboard team and deliver assigned episodes through animatics
  • Take part in episodic launch calls and handover calls with the Supervising Director
  • Work closely with Storyboard Supervisor to plan episodes and direct storyboard artists
  • Lead Storyboard Pitch calls with the client
  • Work closely with the Animatic Editor to direct animatics
  • Collaborate directly with production team to review and address client notes
  • Help with the dissemination of client notes and give clear direction and advice to team
  • Provide status updates, troubleshoot, and review potential changes on a regular basis with production staff
  • Participate in the talent acquisition process with the Line Producer and Production Manager to review portfolios and tests, interview candidates, and provide detailed feedback
  • Mentor and support the Pre Production team and cultivate positive team morale

Position Requirements

  • 5+ years experience, preferably in CG animation for TV or Film
  • Prior directorial experience essential, ideally in a long format TV series
  • Proven skills in storyboarding, storytelling and animation timing
  • Working knowledge of CG animation pipeline
  • Strong leadership capabilities, motivating and leading teams with enthusiasm
  • Ability to manage clients needs and expectations in line with series assumptions
  • Organised and methodical in approach to work
  • Ability to establish priorities and multi-task efficiently within a high pressure environment while meeting strict TV deadlines
  • Proven ability to work effectively and collaboratively with all levels of production team, artists and management.

Don’t see an opportunity applicable to you?

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