LONDON Art Director
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The Art Director is responsible for interpreting ideas communicated by the Director/Key Creative of a show(s) into traditional concept art and storyboards for Feature Film, Specialty Film, and Commercial work.
Responsible for creating or providing concept art, storyboards, photo reference, and video reference to communicate ideas and develop goals for the design and look of a show(s)
Provides conceptual paintovers and look direction for sequences and key shots for directorial approval. Art work is then used as a template for CG artists to complete work.
Provides creative direction and feedback to a team of concept artists, supervising the creation of artwork, storyboards, and materials; leads team to stay on schedule
Oversees the creation of CG assets from Concept art, ensuring design continuity through the production process.
Responsible for interacting directly with clients, including Directors and Production Designers during production periods and at spec and bid work phases; ensures first unit production design and aesthetic is carried through post production and refined according to the director's vision
Partners with CG leadership, ensuring work is done according to the specifications of Director/Key Creatives
Tracks and archives all work including project files, renders, source images, and textures
Partners with production on bids and scheduling, proactively raising concerns and offering solutions when necessary
- Actively participates in dailies and transmissions
Experience in Film or Video Effects and/or Film production, including knowledge of cinematic techniques, language and shot composition
Full portfolio demonstrating high-level traditional art skills and breadth of subject matter. Highly proficient at rendering imaginary scenes with little or no reference
Submission release form needs to be completed before portfolio/reel can be reviewed
Developed "eye" and strong aesthetic
Clear understanding of anatomy and motion of organic and mechanical forms.
Demonstrated understanding and creation of photo real work
Experience creating environments, hard surface, and creature design
Ability to work closely with CG leadership and within a production environment
Ability to support different productions with various design needs
Ability to work under pressure while implementing changes based on input from multiple sources
Excellent organizational skills.
Set experience preferred
Knowledge of Macintosh computer systems including word processing, Adobe Illustrator, and Photoshop
Proficiency in design software required (Photoshop, Painter, Sketch-up, Modo, etc.)
- Ability to assemble research and reference material that will be influential to clients and design team
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