Full-Time Assistant Director
FUNKO ANIMATION STUDIOS ARE HIRING!
We have a very exciting and rare opportunity for a talented individual to join our experienced team.
Funko Animation Studios are an awarding winning animation production company based in the heart of Bath; we produce work of the very highest calibre. In recent years Funko has become established as a global pop culture phenomenon; working with Lucas Films, Marvel, Disney, DC Comics, Warner Bros, and Microsoft, the animated content produced at Funko Animation Studios in Bath heralds a new era of original Funko animation.
You can find some examples of our work on our website: http://www.evilcorp.tv/work/ And our most recent launch ‘Wetmore Forest’ can be found here: https://www.funko.com/blog/article/june-11-wf-blog-post
We are looking for an Assistant Director to work alongside our Directors in our Creative and Design department. They will have the opportunity to learn all of the tricks of the trade, with the end goal to work their way up to become a fully fledged Director in their own right.
Main responsibilities we are looking for the Assistant Director to undertake are as follows:
• Helping to come up with exciting ideas and narratives for jobs
• Gathering reference material to help direct the modelling and lighting team
• Finding specific reference material for any effects that need to be created by the compositor / CG team
• Directing animators
What we are looking for in our candidates:
• A strong interest in storytelling, film language and animation design
• Have directed a short animated film
• Be an excellent communicator
• Have strong drawing skills
• Experience in directing a team preferred but not essential
• An understanding of the animation pipeline and workflow
• Experience in CG a bonus but not essential
• A proven career history in a similar role
• 3 to 5 years minimum work experience in the Animation industry. This role is NOT suitable for a recent graduate
Applicants must already be eligible to work in the UK, and must be willing to work full-time in house at our studios in Bath. Applications which do not fulfil the specified criteria will not be pursued.
If you fit this description, please send across a copy of your CV and a link to your showreel or website to: [email protected]
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