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Locksmith Animation Ltd

London - United Kingdom
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Story Coordinator


Locksmith Animation has exciting opportunities for talented Production Co-ordinators with experience of CG feature animation to be involved in our first film.  Based in London, and partnering with Double Negative’s new Feature Animation division, we will be creating a high quality CG movie in partnership with 20th Century Fox.

As our Story Co-ordinator you will support the Production Manager and Department Production Manager to ensure that the Story team has all necessary materials for production. You will ensure the deadlines and creative goals for each sequence are met and track boards through the various revision stages until reels are locked.  You will monitor deliveries and communicate changes to ensure the schedule is accurate.  You will be the principal production liaison between your team and other departments.  Our ideal candidate will be a self-starter who is able to think proactively about production issues and quickly adjust and adapt when necessary. This is a fantastic opportunity to work with some of the best story artists in the field.


  • Work closely with the Production Manager, Story Department Production Manager and Head of Story, to manage a team of twelve or more in-house and remote story artists.
  • Take detailed creative notes at pitches and reviews.
  • Process story panels for delivery to Editorial and other downstream departments.
  • Understand individual artist’s needs and provide support with updated materials (designs, scripts, etc.).
  • Meet with artists regularly to ensure consistency of communication.
  • Ensure all sequence deadlines are met and consistent with creative goals.
  • Draft and manage distribution of all production paperwork, including creative notes, launch materials, staffing schedules and timesheets.
  • Schedule and prepare meetings.
  • Support use of production management systems and approval workflows.
  • Co-ordinate production travel and expense reports.
  • Act as department liaison for production and accounting teams.

Position Requirements
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience at an Animation or VFX studio.
  • Hands-on production co-ordination experience on at least one feature film in this or similar role.
  • Well-versed in all aspects of the CG animation pipeline and industry best practices, particularly as they relate to the Story Department.
  • Highly organized and resourceful with excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills.
  • Work well under pressure and meet deadlines with a sense of initiative and accountability.
  • A passion for Feature Animation and working knowledge of international story talent.
  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Bridge) and Microsoft Office (Excel, Word).
  • Proficiency in Flix, Storyboard Pro, TV Paint, Avid and Shotgun a bonus.


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