DreamWorks TV - Animatic Editor

Posted: 1/23/2020

Location: Glendale, California
Function: Production
Specialty: Art, Creative
Level: Manager (Supervisor)
Duration: Full Time
Salary Description: competitive


Position Summary:
DreamWorks Animation Television has an exciting new opportunity for an Editor (Animatic) to join its in-house team in Glendale, CA. Our Editors (Animatic) generate timed video of storyboard panels, audio, and sound effects to serve as animation reference.

Essential Duties and Job Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for generating a rough assembly cut of the episode based on the Director’s notes and vision
  • Ensure that the rough assembly is reviewed and approved by the Director and other creative department heads
  • Incorporate notes to ensure the animatic timing is appropriate for the show
  • Add temporary sound effects and music from sound libraries
  • Ensure appropriate production staff are aware of any temp music, dialogue, and quality issues
  • Participate in clean animatic pitch sessions and animatic screenings
  • Work with Directors to address animatic notes, provide revisions, and clarify feedback for screenings
  • After final screening generate an output of a locked animatic and forward to Production
  • Ensure production staff is made aware of pickup lines and scratch dialog done in Editorial
  • Responsible for timely execution of deliverables
  • Partner with production to ensure issues or concerns with regards to the schedule are elevated as needed


  • ● Previous editing experience
    ● Knowledge of Premiere editing software preferred
    ● Strong verbal and written communication skills
    ● Proven ability to manage time and meet deadlines
    ● Experience working in a fast-paced environment
    ● Having experience cutting comedy is a must.
    ● Cutting in a board-driven environment recommended.

    ● Animation editing experience preferred
    ● Working knowledge of Storyboard Pro, Flix, Photoshop, and After Effects is useful
    ● Ability to work in a high-pressure environment under tight deadlines
    ● Understanding of animation principles
    ● Bachelor’s degree preferred

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