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Contract
Location : Abu Dhabi / Remote

Responsibilities :

• Assess challenges to productivity and present solutions to solve the issues.
• Create and contribute to a culture that creates an environment where the crew can do their best work.
• Ensure that department deadlines tie into the master schedule.
• Oversee the staffing profile to ensure that staffing needs are clearly communicated and ensure all is in place for
incoming and outgoing artists.
• Manage and mentor production staff to greater effectiveness.
• Ensures communication from the studio and show leadership make it to the floor as well as information from the
floor being communicated up.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Scheduling

• Manage the overall show schedule, track the man weeks and coordinate the day-to-day workflow, including consumer
products work during post-production. Approve and manage overtime in the departments.
• Help to establish the org chart, division of duties and approval and production pipeline. Ensure proper
staffing in all departments.
• Work with the individual Department Heads and Production Staff, in conjunction with the Head of CG on the
schedule and planning of their departments. Ensure quotas are met and troubleshoot issues that prevent
departments from hitting quotas.
• Strategize creative solutions to production challenges to ensure a steady flow of inventory.
• Determine current and future personnel needs based on input from Production Staff. This includes overall crew
size and start/finish dates. Flag potential problems in any of these areas.
• Maintain overview of utilization using established production management and tracking systems or creating new
ones when there is a need.

Managerial

• Be responsible for the information in the weekly Production Report; including knowing what the information means,
gaps that require discussion and trends that appear.
• Advise Producers and Director of any potential problems or issues, particularly those impacting budget, offering
solutions when possible.
• Manage the department heads and production staff.
• Provide coaching and mentorship to department heads and production staff.
• Hold check-ins with the department heads and production staff on a regular basis to discuss challenges,
acknowledge successes and discuss morale issues.
• Delegate and empower the department heads to take control of their department(s) and the impact of those
department(s) on other departments in the pipeline
• Ensure that department heads are setting goals with their teams. Follow up throughout the year and ensure heads
are providing feedback against progress.
• Run weekly production meetings (and other departmental weekly meetings as needed) to ensure clear communication,
dissemination of information, acknowledge accomplishments, and to discuss challenges and morale issues.
• Responsible for initiatives to develop and maintain crew morale.
• Work with Production Staff in anticipation of show-specific training needs.
• Responsible for the proper introduction of Google Docs and/or other appropriate scheduling tools to the crew.
• Work collaboratively to define and communicate ongoing recruitment requirements.
• Work with the Department Heads and Production Staff on the creation of the Post-Mortem and wrap book materials.

Tone and Culture

• Ensure that the show culture is one of timely feedback, including positive and developmental.
• Foster an environment of collaboration as opposed to one of blame.
• Foster an environment where mistakes are an opportunity for growth.
• Be fair and neutral in conflict management issues.
• Manage expectations around the schedule and creative goals so the crew is not surprised.
• Inspire and support the crew on a daily basis to get the show done.

Qualification :

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills essential.
• Must be able to work well within a team environment, encouraging and fostering a healthy atmosphere in a pressured
environment, setting achievable goals and supporting the team to hit any goals or deadlines that are set out before
them.
• A good working knowledge of the Harmony animation pipeline is not necessary but would be a distinct advantage when
applying.
• The successful candidate will be an organised leader who can clearly assess current status, project future
performance and drive a final result.

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Contract
Location : Abu Dhabi / Remote

SUMMARY OF ROLE

The Lead Editor is responsible for setting up the department and building an editorial team. They will work closely with the directors and story team to bring the show to life.

Responsibilities :

• Work with the directors and story team, editing the film from animatic to final
• Oversee the cutting of the picture, including temp sound for the series
• Creatively contribute to the story telling process from an editorial perspective
• Main point of contact for all departments feeding the editorial dept.
• Liaise with sound studios and post production facilities.
• Build the editorial department from scratch, including your team, and organizing the workflow
• Work with Pipeline to develop support tools for the department
• Working with production to meet deadlines and to set milestone targets
• Establish best practices for the department
• Maintain strong team dynamics
• Attend all screenings and previews; work with directors and production to incorporate changes resulting from
feedback

Qualification :

• Minimum 5 + years of working as an editor in feature films or high-end TV series
• Must have excellent working knowledge of industry standard edit software (Avid)
• Good oral and written English language communication skills
• Arabic language a distinct advantage

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Contract
Location : Abu Dhabi / Remote

Responsibilities :

• Programs create and debug various animation pipeline processes using different various language
• Create scripts and code to aid artists in Adobe software, Toon Boom Harmony, Harmony Control Centre, Maya, Editorial Software.
• Liaising with the Head of CG to identify production issues and expand the scope of new and existing scripts
• Under guidance from the Head of CG ensure the most efficient collaborative use of the 2D platforms (TBH, AFX, Photoshop, etc…) in conjunction with the tracking system (Shotgun)
• Work to improve the platform to user requirements and where needed create code and tackle the issues. Verify and test functionality and feedback user comments (refine development if needed)
• You will be required to develop your own knowledge, skills, and techniques in relation to TBH, AFX and Photoshop, and any other 2D Platforms that may be adopted in house.
• Provide regular updates, reports, and/or reviews to the Head of CG as required
• Liaise with the Art Department to develop and maintain validation procedures and protocols between departments and prop naming convention and folder structure
• Ensure proper, the optimized function of the software’s deployed, troubleshoot and fix any glitches that occur, and liaise with appropriate software support staff to ensure the fastest fix to any problem.
• Provide training documentation for any new scripts, tools, or processes produced
• Ensure you remain current and up to date on the latest software versions and ensure you have all the latest information concerning relevant software programs

Qualification :

• You will have a clear understanding of an animation pipeline which will allow you to support the overall needs of the production pipeline and toolsets.

• 5 years’ experience in high volume, high quality, episodic animation
• Experience with Python
• Excellent problem-solving, analytical, and troubleshooting skills
• Deal with technical ticketing system queries
• Excellent communication skills.
• Good interpersonal skills
• Calm under pressure
• Able to work in a fast-paced environment.
• Highly organized and methodical
• Knowledge of industry-standard tools (Adobe Suite, ToonBoom Harmony, Shotgun) desirable.

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Contract
Location : Abu Dhabi / Remote
The Concept Designer role is a key creative lead position within the studio reporting directly to the Art Director.

Responsibilities :

• Work with the Art Director to help establish a consistent visual direction.
• Creating Environments and Props as directed
• Develop inspiring location concept art based on episodic scripts.
• Provide information to storyboards and BG Keys including rough color passes, establishing mood and atmosphere.
• Work effectively with the Art Director so that they are aware of production concerns and issues dealing with creating concept art.
• Produce work in an efficient and timely manner, on schedule

Qualification :

• Must have at least 2 years’ experience working as a Concept Designer.
• Experience creating environment s and props essential
• An excellent understanding of the whole animation production process
• Exceptional drawing skills
• A broad range of drawing styles
• Excellent communication, excellent visual storytelling, and written skills.
• Strong interpersonal skills are able to interact with team members of different disciplines.
• Task driven, self-motivated, and proactive
• Must be open to direction
• Ability to work collaboratively with multiple tasks in a fast-paced production.

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Contract
Location : Abu Dhabi / Remote

Responsibilities :

• Complete all rough, revised, and final designs necessary within assigned deadlines.
• Model packs will include turnaround model sheets, action and acting pose sheets, expression model sheets, hand charts, mouth, and eye charts.
• Clean up, color models, special shadow, and texture indications.
• Design incidental characters.
• Follow direction and address notes provided by the Art Director.
• Meet all deadlines as determined by the Art director or Director.

Qualification :

• 3-4 years’ character design experience and/or training on a similar show; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Knowledge of or willingness to learn applicable design software and hardware.
• Toonboom Harmony experience preferred
• An excellent understanding of the whole animation production process.
• Extensive knowledge of PHOTOSHOP.
• Strong knowledge of color, lighting, and construction/mechanical skills.
• Must demonstrate proficiency in the style of the show.
• Exceptional drawing skills.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Task driven, self-motivated, and proactive.
• Must be open to direction.
• Ability to work collaboratively with multiple tasks in a fast-paced production.

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Contract
Location : Abu Dhabi / Remote
We are looking for Colour Artist to work on our upcoming show. The position will involve working on the lighting keys for our 2D Tv Series. This person will need to work very closely with the Art Director to establish the look for the show. This is a very creative role as well as technically challenging.

Responsibilities :

• Work closely with the Director to provide color keys
• Design Colour & Light to drive the story and support the sets
• Accurately interpret 2D Concepts from Art Director

Qualification :

• Strong Artistic Skills in design, painting, perspective, and composition
• 3+ years of experience in the field.
• Must have experience of working on TV Series
• Advanced skills in Photoshop required
• Good communication skills and ability to take notes and direction
• Ability to work within a team, prioritize tasks and meet tight deadlines
• Solid understanding of layout, staging, lighting, and spacing
• Task driven, self-motivated and proactive

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Contract
Location : Abu Dhabi / Remote
Working in a busy creative environment, the successful candidate will work on a new high profile series which is being created in Toon Boom Harmony.

Responsibilities :

• The Props Designer will work to a brief provided by the Art Director.
• They will report to the Director and take feedback/notes from the Director as required.
• The brief will be provided on a per-episode basis and will comprise both the content necessary to be designed and also a reasonable time allowance to complete the work.
• Any difficulties in understanding the requirements of the brief must be reported as soon as possible and all work must be submitted to Shotgun for approval from the show’s director.
• Amendments or revisions may be required which will be factored into subsequent work briefings.
• The Prop Designer is responsible for ensuring all naming conventions are followed and proper file management is followed.

Qualification :

• Comfortable in working to tight deadlines
• You must have excellent drawing skills with a great sense of colour, design, perspective, staging, camera placement and composition
• Strong communication skills
• A good working knowledge of Toonboom Harmony is necessary
• Knowledge of Shotgun would be preferable for this role

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Contract
Location : Abu Dhabi / Remote
The Storyboard Artist visually interprets the script, working closely with the director to plus the story where necessary.

Responsibilities :

• Read and develop a full understanding of the script in order to develop the storyboard objectives.
• Discuss the storyboards with the director and following their notes as required
• Address any problems with the director/supervisor; ask necessary questions.
• Ensure quality and style of the show is consistently achieved in storyboard work.
• Complete first pass of storyboard within clearly defined timeframes.
• Clean up storyboard taking into account client and director’s notes.
• Follow proper document management requirements (i.e. file naming and storage) according to the production’s guidelines.
• Meet all deadlines as determined by the director or Storyboard Supervisor.
• Attend and contribute to relevant meetings and pitches as needed.

Qualification :

• 3- 5 years storyboard experience and/or training on a similar show; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
• Strong understanding of storytelling in storyboard format.
• Must have strong drawing skills – character posing and acting also location layouts.
• Must demonstrate proficiency in the style of the show.
• Knowledge of or willingness to learn applicable design software and hardware (e.g. Storyboard Pro)
• Ability to carry out re-takes on own storyboards.
• Strong time-management skills.
• Ability to multitask a plus.

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Contract
Location : Abu Dhabi / Remote
Storyboard revisionist is responsible for making revisions to the storyboard after the storyboard artist. Applying changes dictated by the Director and creative supervisors.

Responsibilities :

• Drawing extra poses and hookups to address acting
• Cleaning up rough panels
• Ensuring characters adhere to designs with proper proportions
• Re-boarding and re-staging scenes from scratch as instructed by Director
• Conforming boards to animatic
• Adding other details such as dialogue, screen direction and action notes as instructed by the
Director.
• Responsible for keeping on schedule to ensure shipping deadlines are met

Qualification :

• Bachelor degree or equivalent work experience
• Knowledge of Photoshop and Toon Boom Storyboard Pro
• Knowledge of using drawing tablets and Cintiq
• TV animation series experience a plus
• Ability to align with the style and sensibility of the show
• Strong ability to draw characters on model
• Solid time-management and communication skills
• Solid understanding of staging, composition and cinematography
• Ability to convey a story in various genres, comedy, action, adventure
• Display strong acting skills through emotional storytelling and character interaction

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