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Think of us as a family shop.

We are a small studio of friends who rely heavily on each other and work very closely.

The account execs and project managers support the creatives in every way possible.    We negotiate the best possible price for the work, and we manage client expectations to avoid confusion or avoidable problems.

We offer good pay, clear terms, and a fun working environment.

In return we expect hard work, ownership of your role,  a bit of flexibility, and above all, communication.

If this sounds good to you please take  a gander at the descriptions below, and if you think you might fit the bill, give a holler.  We would be super happy to hear from you. And hey, if you don’t see yourself here, but still have some idea for a way to collaborate, give us a holler anyways.

Oh and we don’t discriminate on the basis of age, race, gender, sexual orientation, or whether you hear Yanny or Laurel.  Come as you are. We prefer it that way.

Freelance, Long-term Contract

Job Summary

From client brief to delivery, you creatively own animation projects. You create the concepts based on client brief and rough budget. You either create the artwork, or direct the relevant person (designer/photographer/illustrator) in doing so. And you present, along with the project or account manager, and explain your work. When changes are required, you implement them creatively and within the scope of the project.

Responsibilities

  • Concepting, Storyboarding, Animatics
  • Creation of Style Frames
  • Creation of Presentation materials for client presentations
  • Direction of other creatives (Illustrators, Animators, Sound Designers, etc)
  • Clear and timely communication with Production team members
  • Delivering great and relevant creative on time and in budget

Skills & Qualifications

  • Solid knowledge of the Adobe CC Video, Photo and Design suites
  • Ability to create concepts based on brief, estimated budget
  • Ability to create presentation decks, etc and to represent your concept well
  • Strong understanding of visual storytelling

Freelance, Long-term Contract

Job Summary

From the script or concept and creative brief, you create the artwork that is the basis for the animation project.  If it is narrative, then you interpret the script visually, in a way that best conveys the key message and story. If it is abstract or motion graphics, you create the proper vector elements and combinations for the animator to put in motion.

Responsibilities

  • Creation of awesome artwork based on brief
  • Prep/formatting of artwork so it is suitable for animation
  • Collaboration with animator in implementing client feedback
  • Timely execution of work according to project plan
  • Clear and timely communication with Production team members

Skills & Qualifications

  • Solid command of the Adobe CC Design Suite
  • Understanding of Design to Animation workflows
  • Ability to create artwork based on brief, estimated budget
  • Ability to verbally communicate your thinking
  • Strong understanding of visual storytelling
  • Experience in a production or agency environment

Long-term Contract

Job Summary

There’s a lot of stuff to be cut, and not many people who really know how to do it.  We are looking for an aspiring editor who wants to learn to cut. Our award-winning in-house editor is prepared to teach the right person, so long as they are willing to learn.   You will learn all about post, all the facets of the workflow, and be the connection between the offline and all other phases of post (sound design, mix, online, color, etc.)

Where you start depends on your ability.  But a willingness to work, and a willingness to learn, is more important than experience or talent.  The hungrier the applicant, the more he or she will learn, and the more work we can provide.

Responsibilities

  • Assisting the offline editor on large jobs
  • Preparation and organisation of Premiere projects
  • Implementing small changes once the main edit is approved
  • Preparing projects for online
  • Preparing projects for sound design and mix
  • Supervising online
  • Supervising mix
  • Clear and timely communication with Production team members

Skills & Qualifications

  • At least some knowledge of Premiere, AfterEffects, and the like
  • Willingness to learn
  • Willingness to work hard
  • Interest in becoming an editor.

Freelance, Long-term Contract

Job Summary

For brand films, corporate films, and even TVCs if you have the experience, we need editors.  You take the script, brief, and footage and pull selects, cut versions, keep an orderly project, and are ready in the chair when the client comes in to review.  You cut well, and know how to tell a story with what you’ve god. You are familiar the process of client feedback and approval, and are graceful and communicative enough through post to keep the needs of all parties – from director, to creative director, to client – in consideration.

But most of all, you are a craftsman or craftswoman, with a lot of hours in the chair.

Responsibilities

  • Cutting well
  • Ensuring client satisfaction and implementation of all feedback
  • Close collaboration with other creatives in the process (animators, etc)
  • Clear and timely communication with Production team members
  • Timely execution of work according to project plan

Skills & Qualifications

  • Solid proficiency in Premiere
  • Knowledge of the larger post workflow
  • Good client management skills in the chair
  • Proven experience (showreel)
  • Good attitude, willingness to collaborate