Production Assistant

Madrid, Spain

Animation - Madrid

Skydance offers a dynamic, inclusive, and ever-evolving culture where innovative ideas are welcomed, and growth fostered. The partnership between unique creativity and technological advancements are demonstrated within each pillar of the company. At the heart of it all is a commitment to boldly entertaining and relevant storytelling.
 
While all Animation studios look to hire people who are creative and hard-working, Skydance Animation is specifically looking for pioneers who seek to push the limits of what the world’s most collaborative art form can achieve, and to give those pioneers the space and the resources to build a new studio that’s doing something different.

The Production Assistant provides overall general production assistance to the Production Coordinator, Production Supervisor and Production Artists within a specific department.

Responsibilities

  • Under the guidance of the Production Supervisor, tracks progress of tasks for assigned artists or sequences in the production tracking system
  • Assists Production Coordinator/Supervisor with department calendar and handles the scheduling for the Department Head; interacts with department leadership
  • Assists Production Coordinator/Supervisor with maintaining quotas, deadlines & inventory, ensuring departmental productivity goals are consistently met
  • Understands the department and works with Supervisor to maintain and manage the department schedule
  • Follows up with Artist Leads on a daily basis to ensure task deliveries remain on schedule; communicates any schedule changes to appropriate Artist Leads, Supervisors and Production team as needed
  • Responsible for multiple dailies sessions each day, as well as client reviews
  • Ensure proper preparation for all meetings and reviews. Record and publish notes from meetings and reviews that accurately reflect action items and an appropriate sense of urgency
  • Awareness of work in progress in the department
  • Enter and maintain production data in the studio's production database to reflect scheduled, in-progress, and completed departmental work; collaborate with other coordinators and managers to keep all data accurate and current
  • Schedule meetings at the request of the Manager and Lead(s); proactively maintain the calendar with alertness to topics, deadlines and conflicts
  • Proactively respond to requests for information and assistance from those within and outside of the department
  • Responsible for various daily office activities: schedules meetings, books rooms, copies, files, types up notes and distributes accordingly and distributes and collects timecards for the department
  • Communicates with other departments regarding department needs
  • Willing to take on new challenges in order to have a more detailed knowledge of the department and pipeline
  • Review all incoming notes for department relevance and distribute as needed
  • Creating/updating job books and schedule
  • Creating forms and templates
  • Taking notes in meetings
  • Photocopying, faxing and shipping
  • Creating task sheets
  • Prepping for meetings

Requirements

  • 0-2 years of professional experience in VFX or animation industries
  • Desirable knowledge or experience in Animation 3D
  • Degree in film, art, communications, media communications or related field
  • Professional working knowledge of Google Spreadsheets, Microsoft Outlook, Excel and Word
  • Experience with production tracking software is a plus (for example, Shotgun)
  • Strong proficiency in English language




Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across its feature film, television, interactive, and animation divisions.
 
Skydance is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to building and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. We welcome and consider applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy status, military/veteran status, disability, or any other protected category. Diversity in the workplace is not just a commitment, it is who we are and a reflection of what makes our world special.

 

Only applications submitted through the linked job form will be considered.

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