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Animation Production Assistant

Location: London

Doodle Productions is seeking an Animation Production Assistant to join our production team for Messy Goes to Okido Series 2.

Main Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with Animation Production Manager / Animation Team to ensure clear communication and efficient flow of information across all departments

  • Support Animation Production Manager with arranging briefs and reviews and ensuring that meeting rooms are set up and ready to begin

  • Take notes during briefs and reviews and update tracking system accordingly

  • Support Animation Production Manager with creation and maintenance of tracking documents; setting up episodic shot list templates for 2D and 3D

  • Breakdown 2D episodic assets and graphic sequences

  • Help organise interviews for recruitment when needed

  • Tracking status of shots from ready to start for animation to ready to start for lighting

  • Check shots are published / pending review on time for Director Reviews

  • Tracking progress of all retakes / approving simple non-creative amends

  • Liaise with Animation Team and IT Dept regarding any minor issues to be addressed

  • Support Animation Team with any general queries

  • Prepare reference packages and information for new crew starters as required

  • Prepare Post Production Scripts for delivery

Specific Requirements:

  • Minimum 1 year industry experience on animated productions as runner / intern / production assistant or similar role

  • Excellent oral and written English language communication skills

  • Excellent administrative skills and fastidious nature when it comes to checking your own work

  • Good knowledge of Microsoft office, googledocs and photoshop

  • Good knowledge of animation process and pipelines

  • Good understanding of schedules and importance of deadlines

  • Strong ability to multitask, work to tight deadlines and stay calm and diplomatic under pressure

  • Knowledge and experience with tracking software a distinct advantage, particularly ftrack

  • TV Series experience a distinct advantage

Further Information

  • This is a contract position.

  • The role would be in-house in our studio in East London. Candidates must have a valid work permit for the UK / EU and be willing and able to work on-site for the duration of the contract.

  • Start date as soon as possible.

Please send your application to people@doodle-productions.com.

 

Senior 3D generalist (moving image 3D)

Location: London

We are looking for an enthusiastic 3D generalist to be part of our London team.

Overview

Works with the Creative Director, 3d Leads and Producers to make sure project production process is smooth and shots within budget. Manages the technical aspects of projects, will focus on one large or several small projects at one time so must be flexible and able to prioritise. Work with the Pipeline Developer and Head of 3D to implement change to process and workflow where required.


About you
  • You are deeply passionate about working on architectural visualisation and strive to be the best in your field.
  • Incredible attention to detail and enjoys solving problems / anticipating
  • Good at estimating time for tasks and creating process to make tasks more efficient
  • Keeps up with industry trends
  • You are friendly and enjoy working in an open studio environment.

Responsibilities
  • Work alongside Creative Directors, Producers and team leads to deliver high quality work within deadline, budget and to client brief.
  • Acting as the Technical Lead on stills and/or animation projects.
  • Discussing creative direction and being able to estimate the time and resources that will be needed to complete the project as well as coming up with more time efficient solutions to creative problems
  • Ability to identify any issues that might come up, flag at beginning of project and create ways of managing and solving technical issues whilst maintaining quality 
  • Have a good understanding of the workflow and pipeline for stills and film.
  • Manage project deliverables and quality of output.
  • Collaborate with project members and help decide on the need for any new tools that can help with the production.
  • Very interested in all aspects of 3d graphics.

Skills
  • Experience 3DS Max, Nuke and VRay essential
  • 3D Animation skills, with an emphasis on moving image
  • Advanced knowledge of Adobe creative suite, with an expert hand in Photoshop.
  • Thorough knowledge of modeling/texturing/lighting/rendering of 3d architectural scenes.
  • Understanding of film-making and experience compositing 3D into filmed shots
  • Knowledge of scripting an advantage

Studio Manager

Location:

We are looking for a new Studio Manager to join us in this key role in our organisation

Studio

  • Security – keys/entry system supervision, sometimes opening/locking up

  • Reception duties in the absence of the Studio Receptionist

  • Co-ordination of the reception service, the cleaning service and work space within the building

  • Responsible for maintaining a comfortable, clean and tidy working environment and making improvements where practical and necessary

  • Responsible for Studio supplies, such as fruit, tea/coffee, kitchen supplies, cleaning products etc.

  • Arranging work/maintenance around the studio

  • Liaising with HR and IT to ensure new starters have desk space, login details and the technical requirements for their role

  • Managing utilities and contracts, putting out to tender at intervals to ensure cost effectiveness

 

Health & Safety

  • Ensuring the studio is assessed and compliant with current Health & Safety standards.

  • Responsible for fire drills and fire alarm tests, ensuring compliance with fire regulations

  • Ensuring staff undertake an assessment of their workstations to avoid health issues arising and that they have a comfortable space in which to work.

  • Studio inductions for new starters

 

PA duties for CEO:

  • Calendar organisation and arrangement of meetings

  • Getting agreements signed, returned and filed

  • Completing awards/grant submissions/applications for Eye Present

  • Booking tickets or RSVPing to conferences/events

  • Making itineraries and arrangements for all business trips

  • Assisting with putting together presentations or documents when requested

  • Scheduling all Board Meetings (S/O, Doodle P, Doodle Bar, Eye P)

  • Collecting and sending out Board Meeting Papers in advance

 

Team

  • Managing cleaner – ensuring she has cleaning products, pointing out one off jobs etc

  • Managing Studio Receptionist and Studio Runner – delegating tasks and ensuring their responsibilities are met

  • Working closely with the Head of IT to ensure the smooth running of the studio communications infrastructure

  • Working closely with the Head of Operations to ensure the best facilities service is being delivered

 

Person Specification

  • Up to date knowledge of Health & Safety standards

  • Interpersonal and relationship management skills

  • A practical and flexible attitude to problem solving

  • Organisational and people management skills

Please apply with your CV and covering letter to people@squintopera.com

Sales manager - OKIDO

Location: London

OKIDO is a fast growing e-commerce retail business selling magazine subscriptions, publications, toys and children’s apparel associated with the hit TV show ‘Messy Goes To OKIDO’. Our highly creative and ambitious in-house team share a passion in designing and creating exceptional and ethical products for children.

The Role

We are looking for motivated and ambitious Sales Manager to join our team in managing the sales of products directly to our customers via our new e-commerce site.

This would suit a candidate that is keen to make their mark on the business, lead a highly motivated team and manage growing collections of toys, homeware, apparel, magazines and publications designed by the creative team.

Ideally you would have;

·Previous retail management experience

e-commerce/web maintenance experience

Passion for children’s space and design industry

·Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills

·Natural rapport and development of customer relationships

·Mindful communication and consistent approachability

·Immaculate self-presentation

·Entrepreneurial flair & imagination

Key tasks

Management

Stock

Management and control of stock system to include:

 Photographing all new stock

Writing copy for all new stock

Uploading all new stock onto website

Creating bar-codes

Adding and tracking all new and existing stock into stock system

 Maintaining web portal shop

Creating offers

Managing coupon codes

Weekly / monthly reporting of goods sold

Working with magazine team, web developer, e-commerce admin and studio manage

Subscriptions

Management of all existing and new subscriptions including:

 All correspondence with subscribers

Delivery of all subscription issues

Weekly reporting of subscriptions gained and lost

Working with magazine team, studio manager and marketing          

Fulfilment

Management and reporting of all goods in and out

Daily posting

Possible weekend posting

Returns

Refunds

Working with magazine team, accounts and studio manager 

Customer service

 Manning:

Customer services phone line

Online live chat

Email enquiries

Tracking all of the above

Weekly / monthly reports of all enquiries and their outcomes

Working with magazine team, web developer and web admin

Stockists

Update stockists list

Monthly Communication with stockists

Returns

Invoicing (working with accounts)

What we offer

In return for the dedication of our team, we offer a supportive and friendly working environment in an exciting area of East London with staff benefits and progression paths. Our employment scheme includes the following:

Opportunity to grow and progress with the brand

Pension scheme

Child care vouchers

Ride to work scheme

 To Apply:  Email CV and Cover letter to people@squintopera.com

 

 

OKIDO Internship

Location: London

We are looking for an enthusiastic Intern to provide content for OKIDO's online presence as well as the OKIDO Magazine

Position:

• Creative student or graduate to join OKIDO Studio
• 2-3 days per week (Monday through Wednesdays only, non flexible)
• For 1-3 months
• Starting immediately
• To provide creative content for web, magazine and social media platforms to
include:
◦ Youtube
◦ Facebook
◦ Instagram
◦ Twitter
• Should be skilled or experienced in all (or most) of the following:
◦ Video making
◦ Animation
◦ Photography
◦ Graphic design
• Working with comms and editorial team
Candidate should be:
• Creative student or graduate
• Competent in:
◦ Video editing
◦ Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign
• Self motivated
• Able to follow a brief
• Looking for great experience in a design studio
• Will leave with great work for their show-reel and portfolio

Details:

• Paid internship
• £60 per day
• 10am – 6pm

Doodle Productions Ltd
1-5 Vyner Street
London
E2 9DG

Applications:

• By email to:
info@okido.co.uk

• Put INTERNSHIP in the subject box along with your name

• Please send details of when and for how long you are looking for an internship
along with a CV and 6 examples of work.



London

1-5 Vyner Street

London, E2 9DG

United Kingdom

T: +44 20 7978 7788

E: London Studio

Cheltenham

Royal House

Parabola Road

Cheltenham

GL50 3AH

T: +44 1242 515320

E: Cheltenham Studio

New York

273 Grand Street

Unit 3 West

New York

NY 10002

T: +1 646 850 4489

E: New York Studio

Dubai

Office 1105

Marina Plaza Building 

P.O.Box: 26917

Dubai, UAE

T: +971 43 392 755

T: +971 56 282 0770

E: Middle East Studio