Warner Bros. Animation is seeking an Assistant Production Manager to support Green Eggs & Ham. The Assistant Production Manager will be responsible for monitoring and tracking production materials and approvals on a daily basis, reports progress to production manager, and organizes all material for shipping to overseas studios.
What part will you play?
-Completes script and storyboard breakdowns for character, props, efx, and background designs. Allocates design work to artists and follows through to completion. Assigns appropriate due dates based on established production schedule. Follows through with assignments to maintain scheduled delivery dates.
-May be asked to create digital storyboard files in Flix from original boards, including dialogue and action descriptions.
-Coordinates and tracks the progress of assignments, and flags potential problems and delays for the production manager.
-Schedules all meetings and reviews, as needed.
-Coordinates the preparation of pre-production materials for shipping: tracks director and producer and approvals.
-Responsible for creating all materials to be shipped to vendor studio(s).
-Tracks all art related materials through Shotgun.
-Prepares storyboards, model packs, and background layouts for distribution.
-Organizes and maintains systems for monitoring production flow of assigned artwork: sets up files, keeps a log of start/complete dates of assignments, labels materials, etc.
-Organizes launch material for storyboard team, and maintains communication through entire storyboard process.
-Responsible for transmission of storyboards to editorial.
-Tracks editorial changes based on internal and client feedback.
-Prepares a status report weekly for the production meetings.
-Shot production – responsible for tracking all versions of every stage of every shot.
-Communicates with Vendor via notes and daily queries.
-Responsible for clear and concise note taking in all meetings.
-Performs other job-related duties as assigned.
Experience / Skills
What do we require from you?
-Trade school degree or certification; Bachelor’s degree in related field; or equivalent work experience.
-2-4 years previous work experience at the coordinator level or above in animation production or equivalent production experience.
-Strong knowledge of Animation workflow processes.
-Proficiency required with Microsoft Word, Excel, Flix, Shotgun.
-Proficiency preferred with Photoshop, Toon Boom, Adobe Acrobat.
-Ability to adapt to changing software applications.
-Communicates effectively and tactfully with production team including Producers, Directors, and Artists.
-Strong attention to detail and time management skills to balance priorities amid the pressures of busy, deadline-driven production.
-Must have the ability to organize, and schedule tasks effectively.
-Must be pro-active problem solver and have ability to lead with a positive attitude, and encourage collaboration.
About Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, with an innovative and talent-rich roster boasting some of the most accomplished writers, producers and artists working today. The studio is on the cutting edge of animation technology, and has both CG and traditionally animated projects in current production and development for multiple platforms — including TV, digital and home entertainment — both domestically and internationally.