Cinematic Storyboard Supervisor
Creative Development Irvine, California

Blizzard Entertainment is looking for a talented Story Supervisor to assist the cinematics team in creating the next generation of our award-winning cinematics! The supervising story artist will not only function as a conventional storyboard artist and collaboratively contribute to both story and sequence development with the creative team but will also lead teams of six or more storyboard artists.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee multiple storyboard teams across multiple projects throughout the year, ensuring all work is to the satisfaction of the project directors’ and creative team’s vision.
  • Manage all artistic and technical aspects of the storyboard department.
  • Responsible for the direction, mentoring, and growth of the storyboard team.
  • Responsible for yearly reviews as well as HR and recruiting issues as they arise with individual artists’ career development.
  • Facilitate creative feedback and project planning across the team.
  • Ability to maintain excellent communication with pre-production pipeline teams: writing, editorial, previz, and production and tech team.
  • Attend and balance daily meetings with directors on multiple projects, clarifying notes, and their creative follow-through with the storyboard team.
  • Responsible for the success of every project that goes through storyboarding.
  • Draw storyboards that depict the action, camera placement, and acting of the characters in that sequence.

Requirements

  • Minimum 5 years managing a creative team.
  • Must be able to collaborate comfortably in a story room process.
  • Strong knowledge of film is required, including language, acting, and craft.
  • Strong layout and design skills.
  • Be able to align individuals with tasks fitting their skillset.
  • Understand the life cycle of long-term projects.
  • Strong, communicative draftsmanship.
  • Proven ability to deal with a wide range of personnel issues: recruitment, career development, salary administration, and conflict resolution.
  • Experience collaborating with other preproduction teams.

 Pluses

  • Knowledge of Blizzard Entertainment IPs and games.
  • Knowledge and experience using editing software.
  • A degree or equivalent in Computer Graphics, Animation, Filmmaking, or related field.

Application: Please include a PDF Resume

Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work/life balance. We’ve worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Join us! 

Blizzard Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

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