2D ANIMATOR (FREELANCE)

Position Overview

● Will be responsible for animating characters and scenes for Psyop Production projects based on storyboards, scripts, etc
● Work with Creative Directors, EPs and fellow designers to create styleframes and animations based on creative briefs
● Augment and develop creative techniques, research and incorporate new technology
● Will develop an in-depth understanding of client requirements to properly coordinate and guide clients through the creative process
● Design and animate individually or as part of a team depending on project needs
● Collaborate and share ideas with the creative and production teams

Responsibilities

Will include but are not limited to;

● Effectively tell story in meaningful way through vivid and compelling character acting and movement
● Create quality animation using digital tools for feature shorts, commercials and other related projects
● Plan shots based on understanding of story context, working closely with and taking direction from the Director and Sr. Animators
● Produce look-tests based on provided reference materials
● Research and prepare presentations under tight deadlines
● Implement changes and completely finish shots, making sure to work within production schedules
● Work closely with artists, Leads, and the Creative Director to ensure clients needs and requirements are all met

Qualifications

● Minimum of 1-2 years experience within animation is desired
● Experience working with various design styles from illustrative, photo-real to highly stylized
● Working knowledge of the software and hardware used in the post-production process
● Experience with TVPaint, Animate (formerly Flash), Toonboom, AFX, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and After Effects or similar software
● Excellent time management and communication skills are a must
● Must possess a desire to learn, experiment and explore
● Must be able to work well within a team environment and take direction

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