Job category descriptions:
Character Animators (2D traditional)
A 2D animator is essentially an actor with a pencil. Responsible for bringing characters to life and should have a solid understanding of the principles of movement and character performance. Prior training should cover anatomy, perspective and composition, including solving problems in weight, balance, movement, space, construction and proportion. Animators must be able to demonstrate their understanding of animation principles such as timing, clear staging, squash and stretch, anticipation and follow-through, and secondary action.
Story board Artists
Have the ability to visualize a film script in a series of panels somewhat like a comic strip. They are able to convey the essence of story line, scene structure, character emotion and create action and humor in alignment with the overall direction of the film. Ability to quick sketch, a mastery of human and animal anatomy, a filmic sense and a design-caricature ability are all necessary requirements.a paragraph. Click here to add your own text and edit me. It’s easy. Just click “Edit Text” or double click me and you can start adding your own content. Feel free to drag and drop me anywhere you like on your page. I’m a great place for you to tell a story and let your users know a little more about you.
Clean up/IB Artists
A clean up artist has to have extremely good draftmanship and line design skills. The ability to clean up a rough drawing and still maintain the essence of the drawing is essential.
Responsible for the staging and set up of each shot. Layout Artists should demonstrate a strong sense of place and environment and be well-versed in principles of cinematography. Attention to perspective and composition is critical in developing a variety of environments for characters to live in.
Create the final environment for our characters to live in. A strong sense of design and compositing, color and proportion is essential in developing 2D backgrounds..
Creative Freelance Artist
We create artwork for several products including greeting cards and post cards etc. and are open to hiring freelance artists who have great ideas who can creative picture layouts and funny situations for our cartoon vinuettes. This position is highly creative and artists who are interested should have good layout and composition skills. The ability to comunicate their ideas through drawing much like a story board artist is a requirement. Call us to discuss in more detail if you are interrested.
There is nothing we enjoy more than to provide jobs in this pore economy and periodically we hire for the positions listed below depending on the needs of our ongoing projects. To apply for an open position with us, contact us via email and include your resume' and links that display your work. If there are no open positions at that time, we will keep your information on file for future use. Feel free to update your files with us regularly.
Current job openings: There are no current job openings at this time, however we are interested in reviewing applicants for story boarding for future projects. Please contact us via email if you want to send links and samples of your work that we can keep on file. Thank you.
Character Design/ Visual Development
Carol Simons March 2012
Visually explore a concept, which may include Character Design and/or Environment Design for animated films, shorts and special projects. Visual Development Artists will experiment with the diverse elements of film presentation to manipulate dramatic story moments, plot thrusts, moods, character conflict and place-time motifs to capture the emotional connection to the story's theme. A rich imagination, a sense of caricature and design, strong color sense, a mastery of human and animal anatomy, architecture, the ability to work in different mediums and the versatility to conceptualize visually in a variety of techniques are required. Children's book illustration, fine art and/or illustration skills are a plus.
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