Junior Storyboard Artist - Ratchet & Clank - Vancouver | Rainmaker | FreshGigs.ca | 04/10/13
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Junior Storyboard Artist - Ratchet & Clank full-time

Location: Vancouver
Company Name: Rainmaker ()
Category: Design
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We are looking for a Junior Storyboard Artist for Ratchet & Clank!   This is a perfect opportunity for recent grads who is passionate about drawing and translating the story into a visual medium.


  • Under the leadership of the Head of Story and/or a Senior Storyboard Artist, the Junior Storyboard Artist uses designs to translate the script pages into storyboard panels.
  • Creates or cleans-up/modifies story panels that reflect the emotional, action and or comedic intent of a scene/sequence.a
  • May participate in brainstorming sessions to come up with story, emotional and comedic ideas.
  • Able to compose shots and indicate screen direction and cutting for effective storytelling.
  • Focuses on continuity from shot-to-shot in his or her assigned sequence in addition to collaborating with other story artists to ensure continuity from sequence to sequence.
  • Depending on the project's requirements, the Junior Storyboard artist generates artwork ranging from thumbnails to digitally enhanced final storyboard panels.
  • Collaborates with editorial to provide materials to be cut into the story reel.
  • Interprets and implements notes and feedback from Director(s) and/or Head of Story in a timely and qualitatively acceptable way.
  • Adheres to digital file management protocols.
  • Supports and integrates the values of Rainmaker, which include a commitment to innovation, creativity, professionalism and inspiration.
  • Interacts respectfully and professionally with colleagues, staff members and clients.
  • Additional duties as requested.



Degree or diploma in fine arts or animation or equivalent experience is preferred.

DVD Production

  • 1+ years of experience working in a professional environment within their discipline is preferred however not required.

Feature Film Production

  • 2-3+ years of working experience working in a professional environment within their discipline.


  • Strong drawing skills with the ability to capture character action, emotion and attitude through storyboard panels.
  • Strong storytelling skills
  • Strong staging skills.
  • Must show an aptitude for learning different styles depending on the project's requirements.
  • Experience with digital storyboarding tools.
  • Strong aptitude for verbal and visual presentation skills.
  • Practices attentive and active listening. Incorporates feedback and direction received from the Director/Supervisor.
  • Open to and encourages feedback and new initiatives.  Shares information and techniques with team members.
  • Solid work ethic and positive attitude. Ability to work under pressure. Self-motivated and pro-active. Consistently strives to expand knowledge base.
  • Makes decisions in a timely manner. Accepts accountability for own actions.
  • Efficient and detail oriented.
  • Strong team player.
  • Strong aptitude for verbal and visual presentation skills.
  • Ability to deliver work on time and meet set storytelling objectives.
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