Storyboard Artist Job Description

Storyboard Artist Job Description

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Storyboard artist provides specific cinematic assets that serve as a quality benchmark for the product.Experience with creative visualization tools (Photoshop, After Effects, Premiere Pro and/or equivalent editing tool).

Storyboard Artist Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Create Storyboards for the scenes assigned.Qualifications- Minimum 3 years feature film or television experiences and demonstrated success in like position
Collaborates with the Director(s), Producer and Head of Story to realize storyboards that reflect the tone of the film
Demonstrates strong and efficient drawing abilities that convey acting, staging and action
Pitches boards to directors and story crew
Meet with creative supervisors to discuss objectives of storyboard
Collaborate with creative department heads to review goals and vision for the storyboards and discuss concerns, timelines and complexity given parameters of the schedule
Ensure that production staff and creative department heads are aware of status of assignments and any concerns about meeting deadlines or shifts in schedule
Responsible for completing all deliverables on time and according to production schedule
Responsible for ensuring that the vision and style of the show is consistent and adhered to across all episodes in the storyboards
Translates script into sequenced board panels

Storyboard Artist Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Education for Storyboard Artist

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the storyboard artist job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Collage Degree in Film, Animation, Fine Arts, Television, Art, Computer Graphics, Cinematography, Computer Science, Fine Art, Independent Study

Skills for Storyboard Artist

Desired skills for storyboard artist include:

Willingness to learn applicable design software
Photoshop
Acting
/and willingness to learn other applicable storyboarding software
Toon Boom Storyboard Pro
Anatomy
Cinematic techniques
Craft
Film
Language and shot composition

Desired experience for storyboard artist includes:

Strong conceptual capability for visualizing content
Full proficiency in English to ensure content is fully understood
Full proficiency in Adobe illustrator
Basic/intermediate experience in motion graphics
Basic knowledge of vector animation
Must bring own laptop (preferably Mac - we've had font issues with PC's)

Storyboard Artist Examples

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Storyboard Artist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking for a storyboard artist. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for storyboard artist
  • Pitch boards to Story Supervisor and Directors
  • Analyzes the script and creates storyboards based on interpretation of the pages or prompts
  • Develop characters through the storyboard process
  • Incorporate notes and feedback as needed for sequences
  • Pitches boards to show leadership and editorial as requested
  • Works quickly to iterate new ideas or refine boards
  • Able to work quickly and efficiently, under the direct supervision of Zoic's Creative Director
  • Communicate effectively with creative supervision on topics such as camera movements, stylistic decisions, pace, to fully realize the story
  • Collaborate effectively with the creative supervision team to realize the story and vision of the script
  • The storyboard Artist will be translating story ideas into visual sequences based on notes and meetings with the Director, Head of Story and other members of the cinematic / narrative team
Qualifications for storyboard artist
  • Passion for Blizzard video games
  • Understanding of Blizzard’s cinematic visual style
  • Be able to draw clear, realistic proportions, and enjoy epic fantasy subject matter
  • Address any problems with creative supervisors
  • Understanding of subtext in character performance
  • Ability to communicate storyboards through 3D software within a fast-paced production timeline
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Job Description Example
Our growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of storyboard artist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for storyboard artist
  • Tasks will include cinematography planning and staging
  • Translating script into dynamic, humour filled sequenced board panels
  • Create boards that convey action, attitude and emotion
  • Bringing our excellent scripts to life
  • Pitching boards to your team and the directors
  • The ability to quickly synthesize and graphically concretize concepts (summarize 2 ideas)
  • Understanding the established artistic direction (references, documents, ) in the goal of familiarizing themselves with the nature of the environments and its objects
  • Create mock-ups to quickly visualize the initial direction of the project in terms of action, framing, camera movement, characters
  • Organize the image sequence to give order and rhythm to the actions, allowing for other members of the project to visualize the action sequences
  • Seek regular approvals on sketches from the Artistic Director and Lead Game Developer or Narration Director to ensure continuity with the overall artistic vision
Qualifications for storyboard artist
  • Expert drawing skills and solid understanding of staging and composition
  • Familiarity with standard Storyboard software such as Sketchbook Pro
  • BC residents preferred but not required
  • Excellent illustration skills, including perspective and technical drawing and storyboarding esp
  • Strong knowledge on MS PowerPoint and Word
  • Knowledge on tools like Adobe Illustrator
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Storyboard Artist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for a storyboard artist. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for storyboard artist
  • Produce detailed storyboards and scripted 2-D storyboards
  • Animate 2-D projects, must have thorough knowledge of 2-D animation
  • Develop colour concepts, lightboards, and colourboards depending on the project
  • Assist the Director in all related creative pre-production tasks
  • Perform all other related tasks, as needed
  • Train new hires on the pipeline and workflows
  • Provide constructive and respectful feedback to artists
  • When requested, provide backup support to the supervisor
  • Collaborate with the Game Designers, Cinematics Director and Narrative Team to create high-quality, dynamic storyboard panels
  • Study scripts to determine artistic interpretation and design boards in conjunction with the Cinematics Director and the Lead Narrative Designer
Qualifications for storyboard artist
  • Open to taking direction and able to embrace change
  • Ability to come up with inventive ideas to plus story material
  • Strong sense of entertainment and humor
  • Understanding of editorial
  • Ability to present the storyboard in an effective manner
  • Knowledge or willingness to learn applicable software for creation and asset management
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Storyboard Artist Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is searching for experienced candidates for the position of storyboard artist. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for storyboard artist
  • Be aware of the game’s progression, and ensure the style and quality of the cinematics are consistently met in board work
  • Communicate progress or issues with the Game Designers, Cinematic Director and Producer to ensure all deadlines are met
  • Communicate ideas effectively and recommend solutions to help interpret the script and gameplay ideas visually
  • Actively participate in department meetings and reviews
  • Report to Director daily for assignment direction and notes
  • Read scripts and be familiar with story and jokes
  • Daily check in with Production Managers for updated designs and audio
  • Responsible for completing assignments on schedule
  • Maintain quality and continuity of storyboards within the show
  • Implement all executive notes
Qualifications for storyboard artist
  • Performance related bonus
  • A generous pension contribution
  • Private Health cover
  • Share schemes including free shares
  • Discounted products and discounted high street shopping
  • Strong time-management skills and shown ability to meet deadlines
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Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for a storyboard artist. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for storyboard artist
  • Strive for excellent communication within team
  • Work with narrative team to quickly create storyboards for cinematics and gameplay moments
  • Help define emotional scenes that will resonate with audiences
  • Work with the cinematic lead to help maintain cinematic pillars
  • Explore interesting and innovative scenes that elevate the narrative
  • Manage and track storyboard documents
  • Help to educate all teams on the storyboarding and storytelling practices
  • Ability to draw quick sketches during brainstorming sessions
  • Create beautiful and inspiring storyboards of various stories and scenarios from verbal cues and instruction
  • Rapidly iterate on sketches and collaborate with a diverse team of designers and PMs
Qualifications for storyboard artist
  • Strong staging, cinematography and composition skills in regards to drawing software
  • Ability to draw characters on model and in a 3-Dimensional setting by providing cleaned-up storyboards with attention to clarity and entertainment value
  • If required, generate multiple views of environment and specific elements within it
  • If tasked, work from directors’ or fellow board artists’ thumbnails to create final boards within assigned deadlines
  • Ensure storyboards align with the creative goals of the leadership team, deadlines and storytelling objectives and style and sensibility of show
  • Provide status updates, troubleshoot, and review potential changes on a regular basis with production staff

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