Director, CG Animation
Moonbug EntertainmentLos Angeles, CA
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Director, CG Animation (Contract)
We are looking for a Director, experienced in CG Animation who is passionate about creating brilliant Preschool series content. The Director must be willing to travel internationally for 50-75% of the time and commit to the contracted role through the end of the year.
The successful candidate will be an experienced director who has worked in children's animation, who has a strong understanding of character and story, working to brand guidelines, and a grasp of visual film-making language and techniques. They must be able to juggle multiple, diverse and evolving responsibilities, with a strong emphasis on process and meticulous attention to detail. They will have first-hand experience with the creative process from inception through production to delivery. This is a demanding and fast-paced role that requires significant accountability and initiative.
This position reports directly to our Senior Director, Production in Los Angeles and will be part of a team of Cocomelon directors across multiple streams of content.
Overseeing approximately 100, 3 minute episodes per year, being produced across multiple international studios
Being the first line of creative feedback throughout the production process before material is sent to the rest of creative and technical supervision team
Understanding and owning brand adherence at each stage of the production process
Supervising designs, storyboards, animatics, asset builds and shot production directly with creative partner (vendor) studios
Collaborating with creative executives and technical and artistic supervisors at Moonbug
Desired Experience and Qualifications:
Bachelor's Degree in Film and/or Television studies preferred but not required
8-10+ years of experience Directing, Animation Directing, Art Directing and/or CG Supervising kids animated content
Passionate and knowledgeable about animated children's entertainment
Strong understanding of character and story, working to brand guidelines, and a grasp of visual filmmaking language and techniques
Strong EQ, cultural sensitivity and ability to read a room
Excellent communication skills; must be articulate and professional both in written and verbal forms of communication, particularly when it comes to working with artists and producers from various cultures
Ability to work proactively, independently, and reliably under tight timeframes
Ability to time-manage across multiple deadlines is a must
Highly collaborative, resourceful, curious, and calm under pressure with a good sense of humor.