Nickelodeon Animation

BACKGROUND PAINTER (SANTIAGO OF THE SEAS)

iCIMS ID
2020-14310
Job Locations
US-CA-Burbank
Job Type
Full-Time Staff

About The Brand

For over 30 years, the Nickelodeon Animation Studio continues to be one of the largest producers of television animation in the world, reflecting all kids today. Based in Burbank, Calif., with offices in New York, the Studio, designed by our artists and for our artists, is home to the world's greatest creative talents. Our campus of creativity houses top-notch talent, storytellers, artists, production teams, voice actors, cartoon experts and more. At Nickelodeon, we are always looking to recruit dedicated craftspeople to help bring groundbreaking new ideas to life and that starts with you! We are leading the way in animated content for TV series, TV movies, shorts and theatrical features. Some of our new upcoming original animated series include, Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years, Rugrats, Middlemost Post, Star Trek: Prodigy, Big Nate and Santiago of the Seas, among others. Our content development teams are creator-driven, our work culture is collaborative, our mentorship of new talent is second to none, and we are committed to hiring inclusively to reflect authenticity in the diverse stories we want to tell. Join us!

Overview and Responsibilities

REPORTS TO:

  • Art Director or Executive Producer (creative)
  • Line Producer (administrative)

SUMMARY:

  • Paints backgrounds, layouts and any other background-related art that the CG production may require, ensuring style and quality of show is met.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Meet with creative supervisor(s) to ensure color needs of show are fulfilled.
  • Follow instructions of supervisor.
  • Complete all color work within assigned deadlines.
  • Resolve color problems with creative supervisors.
  • Ensure all deadlines are met.
  • Communicate progress of work to appropriate production staff.
  • Ensure all artwork is properly backed up and stored appropriately.
  • Ensure all shipping materials are prepared and ready on time.
  • Be available for questions until your department’s shipment is complete.
  • Review storyboard for background key color callouts.
  • Additional Responsibilities:
    • Assist with special projects.
    • Fulfill other color projects, including but not limited to color lead sheets, color script and/or color pass on storyboards.
    • If applicable, scan backgrounds and adjust digitally as necessary.

Basic Qualifications

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must demonstrate proficiency in style of show.
  • Strong knowledge of color theory and lighting.
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn applicable color software and hardware.
  • Strong time-management skills.
  • Work well under pressure.
  • Ability to multitask a plus.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Some digital color experience desired.
  • BA/BS or equivalent work experience highly desired.

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