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What is it like to work as a CG Supervisor at Nickelodeon?

Monday, August 31st, 2009
One of Ernest's Characters

One of Ernest's Characters

Cogswell graduate, Ernest Chan (class of 1999) offers insight into his job and how to prepare if this is your career goal.

1. Company name, your job title, a brief description of your job responsibilities and how long you have worked there.
I work for Nickelodeon Animation Studios in Burbank, California. I’ve been with Nick since 2001 where I was a CG Animator on the series “Invader Zim.” In 2005 I was promoted to Post Production CG Supervisor where I supervised two animators. The group has since grown to four animators and a production assistant.

2. Can you give an example of what you might do on a ‘typical’ day?
Most of my day is spent approving shots, providing feedback to my animators, going over schedules and budgets. On some days I have review sessions with directors to go over the shots they want fixed. Sometimes I need to break storyboards down, watch an episode’s animatic or go to storyboard pitches. When I can I try to squeeze in the occasional shot for me to work on.

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