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The Walt Disney Company

Animation Checker - Hamster and Gretel

Job Summary:

The Animation Checker ensures consistent and complete delivery of production material to vendor studios and controls quality to reduce post-production costs.

Responsibilities:

  • Overall: check and confirm that all files, media, and information to be shipped are correct, complete and consistent.
  • Using Storyboard Pro, review storyboards prior to production for missing or incorrect scene descriptions, character actions, camera moves, effects, and special notes on each panel within each scene.
  • Coordinate with Director and Production to include revised storyboard panels from animatic if there is a difference and/or coordinate with Editor to adjust animatic to include any revised storyboard panels after confirming with Director.
  • Make sure scene numbers, action notes, camera moves, effects, character names, special notes, hook-ups, and lighting sources are all called out correctly on storyboard and X-sheets, if applicable, and that the storyboards, X-sheets and animatic all match each other.
  • Verify that character reactions, expressions and actions are concise and follow standard walk/run cycle sheets, where applicable
  • If X-sheets are required, review lip assignment to confirm the correct mouth chart is followed
  • Review scene cuts and confirm they match the animatic. Review with Director if scene cuts do not match. Coordinate with Timing Director to adjust scene cuts, if necessary.
  • Ensure there are correct camera moves, action, lip sync, character names, abbreviations, hook-ups or effects and correct scene and panel numbers on all X-sheets.
  • Create the final route sheet within Insight
  • Enter final footage and submit final checked work to Production to ship to vendor studio

Basic Qualifications:

  • Advanced Mac/PC skills
  • Familiarity with Storyboard Pro
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Excel and Insight or ability to learn proprietary software quickly
  • Traditional 2D, Harmony and CG Animation Pipeline experience or training preferred

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proven ability to be detail-oriented and highly organized is required.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills are required.
  • Must be able to work collaboratively, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure.
  • Must be open to direction and able to embrace change.

Required Education

Bachelor degree or equivalent work experience

Additional Information:

Equal Opportunity Employer--Female/Minority/Veteran/Disability/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity

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