Introduction to Storyboard

Posted 05 August 2022
LocationKingswood Park
DisciplineDigital
Reference571190_3

Job description

Training Services NSW has been working with the Animation and VFX sector, to design, implement and fund, targeted short-course training programs, delivering the skills needed by industry.
Through this, Cheeky Little Media and Dave Enterprises have teamed up with TAFE NSW to deliver a 6-week part-time course for anyone who loves drawing, storytelling and would like to work in the rapidly growing Animation industry as a Storyboarding Artist.

Successful applicants will need to be available to attend the course in person at TAFE Kingswood Campus for 6 weeks (Monday & Friday) commencing Monday 05 September 2022.  
Please note this 6-week period will be unpaid but this is a unique opportunity where you will also be given the chance to undertake a work-placement with one of the studios involved, as well as being reviewed for current Junior Revisionist roles. 
The course consists of two 3-hour sessions a week (6 hours) held on Mondays and Fridays. Mid-week self-study tutorials are also delivered.

What we will cover:
•    An understanding of steps and processes involved in revising and designing storyboards
•    Visual storytelling
•    Character posing, action, continuity, staging and camera

What we are looking for:
•    A passion for drawing, including characters, comic books, illustration and animation
•    Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 
•    Good people skills and the ability to effectively interact with diverse groups
•    Proven ability and experience working in a team
•    Strong time management skills: Ability to multi-task and prioritise
•    Aesthetic eye and/or artistic background highly desired
•    Highly motivated to work in the animation sector
•    Ability to adapt to a high pressure, fast-paced, dynamic environment
•    To have a strong work ethic with dedicated and high customer service
•    Knowledge/Experience with Storyboard Pro software or similar is advantageous

If this sounds like you, a keen learner with a 'Can Do' attitude, and an interest in the animation sector, looking for an opportunity to kick-start your career in an exciting and challenging role, then we would love to hear from you!

Eligibility
•    Must be an Australian Citizen, or Australian Permanent Resident, or Humanitarian visa holder or New Zealand Citizen
•    Living in NSW
•    Aged 15 years and over
•    Must be available and committed to the full 6-week course commencing Monday 5th September 2022

*Portfolios will be vetted by an industry expert for style suitability.
Portfolio Requirement:
Please supply a pdf portfolio or link to website containing up to 20 examples of your creative work. We are open to a wide range of styles; this opportunity is particularly suitable for people who are interested in drawing figures and thinking sequentially. Useful folio examples include:
•    Observational figure drawings from life in various poses
•    Observational drawings of places, showing perspective and structure
•    Comic book sequences and storyboards, showing a sense of visual sequence and storytelling
•    Original and existing cartoon characters in multiple poses

*Please note, emphasis is on rough construction drawings and observation from life, not on polished artwork. 


Diversity and Inclusion
Dave Enterprises, Cheeky Little Media and TAFE NSW embrace diversity and are committed to providing opportunities and building teams with people from a variety of backgrounds and experiences, as well as fostering an environment where differences are respected, valued, and celebrated. As such, we encourage applications from people from a range of diverse backgrounds. This process provides a valuable opportunity for all people to use their knowledge, insights, and capabilities to contribute to important work which impacts all Australians.

To be considered for this opportunity  click the 'apply' button or for more information about this and other opportunities please contact Nicola Mc Glinchey on 02 9464 5661 or email: nmcglinchey@paxus.com.au 

Please note* If you require any adjustments to the recruitment process to accommodate your individual needs, please advise us at time of application by sending an email to: nmcglinchey@paxus.com.au