Art Director

Title Art Director
Job Information

Responsible for overseeing the creative development, production and delivery of web and commercial videos for multiple clients within a busy commercial production company environment.

General Responsibilities:

Commitment
Must work in office 40-50 hours a week

Creative Vision

  • Learn the branding and message of each client
  • Develop and implement that message into a creative vision for every video
  • Manage internal branding and style guides

Artist Management
Manage relationships with all artists for each creative project:

  • Designers
  • Illustrators
  • Web Designers
  • Cartoon Animators
  • Motion Graphic Animators
  • Voice-over Artists
  • Picture & Sound Editors
  • Directors
  • Writers

 

Specific Responsibilities: 

Generate Scripts

  • Responsible for all drafts of scripts
  • Write the script yourself or choose from a pool of writers

Animation Production

  • Choose appropriate artist for job
  • Generate all art frames needed
  • Work with Account Manager to develop script and shot list
  • Choose appropriate animator
  • Manage animation process
  • Communication hub between Acct Manager and Artists

Live Action Production
As part of a live action production:

  • Work with DP to select locations
  • Review shot list with Director
  • Weigh-in on all casting decisions
  • Generate storyboards
  • Work with production designers, set dressers/builders as needed

 

Post-Production

  • Live Action – choose editor
  • Animation – Art Director edits
  • Communication hub between Account Manager and Editor
  • Direct voice-over sessions
  • Direct VFX artist
  • Help editor choose music
  • Oversee quality of editing

Meeting/Call Requirements

  • Schedule and run 1-2 brainstorming pitch meetings/week
  • Participate in all client creative calls
  • Participate in all internal creative meetings
  • Attend casting sessions (or review all video from casting sessions)

 

Desired Background:

  • 2-3 years Art Director, Producer, or related experience
  • Strong experience with video animation
  • Past experience in commercial video production

 

Desired Skills:

  • Excellent communication skills (Phone, email, in-person)
  • Excellent copywriter
  • Strong design and animation sensibility
  • Firm knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects
  • Experience with Final Cut Pro a plus
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