27 Jun 2019

Full-Time Assistant Director

Funko Animation Studios – Posted by Funko Animation Bath, England, United Kingdom

Job Description

Job Title: Assistant Director
Location: Bath, UK (inhouse)
Salary: D.O.E
Contract: Full-time
Start Date: ASAP

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 most recent examples of our work here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLjUjv4tyVtOOXKPHo4ymh79udfHSUE8Hz
And here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AY8vm2y5MJk

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 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
• Storyboarding
• 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 Compositing /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

If you fit this description we’d love to hear from you, please send across you showreel, and a copy of your CV with a suitable cover letter to: FASjobs@funko.com

*Please note candidates must be eligible to work in the UK and be able to work inhouse at our main studio located in central Bath. If your application does not fulfil the specified criteria, it will be disregarded. NO TIMEWASTERS.

Job Categories: General. Job Types: Full-Time.

Job expires in 8 days.

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