NBC Universal DreamWorks - Storyboard Artist in Glendale, California

Job Number 36026BR

Job Title DreamWorks - Storyboard Artist

Business Segment Filmed Entertainment Group

Sub-Business Film TV Production

Posting Category Artistic Animation Production

About Us From the award-winning storytellers, artist and innovators at DreamWorks Animation and DreamWorks Animation Television come the beloved characters and stories that come alive on the big and small screens. From films like Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon and Trolls to original TV series including Trollhunters, Voltron and Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh, DreamWorks Animation continues to bring home the laughter, fun and courage to dream.

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DreamWorks is a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

Career Level Experienced

Country United States

State/Province California

City Glendale



Responsible for ensuring that the storyboards align with the outline / script and the Director’s vision and feedback.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with creative department heads to review goals and vision for the storyboards and discuss concerns, timelines and complexity given parameters of the schedule.

  • Ensure storyboards align with the creative goals of the leadership team and encompass storytelling objectives.

  • Work closely with creative department heads to discuss issues, address questions and ensure optimum collaboration.

  • Pitch thumbnails or roughs to director and creative department heads

  • Work in conjunction with animatic editor to ensure that the rough animatic includes all appropriate poses prior to the animatic pitch.

  • Ensure that production staff and creative department heads are aware of status of assignments and any concerns about meeting deadlines or shifts in schedule. Responsible for completing all deliverables on time and according to production schedule.

  • Responsible for ensuring that the vision and style of the show is consistent and adhered to across all episodes in the storyboards.

  • Submit work that appropriately aligns with production requirements and workflow guidelines requirements (i.e., naming conventions and storage).


  • Ability to align with style of show.

  • Strong knowledge of staging and composition skills. Ability to draw characters on model.

  • Knowledge of software and hardware, including Cintiq and Photoshop or other applicable storyboarding software

  • Able to write clear and specific direction on storyboards

  • Solid and consistent time-management skills

  • Work well under pressure

Desired Characteristics

  • Minimum of 2 - 3 years storyboard experience and/or training on a similar show; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • BA/BS preferred

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