Looking for Key Animator!

Details: 2D, hand-drawn. No dialogue. Features only two main characters. Approx. 6 min

Job Description:
KEY ANIMATOR: Work under the guidance of the Director to create high-quality 2D animation sequences as determined by the poses/storyboards for the main character. The Key Animator will be empowered to improve upon key poses and boards and flesh out limited action sections. Artist must be able to work within production deadlines to meet assigned weekly quotas and expectations as well as work collaboratively.

We are looking for:
– Previous experience as an Animator or Layout Artist on a 2D feature/short
– Strong sense of acting, staging, posing, timing, the ability to stay on model, and familiarity with drawing animals/quadrupeds
– Self-motivated with demonstrated initiative; solution oriented with keen artistic taste
– Ability to multi-task and prioritize
– Communicate in a professional and positive manner
– Bonus Points…if you Believe in magic and children’s storybooks!

We are wrapping up pre-production/development, with production slated to ramp up in late August-early Sept. We have completed the script, key concept art, character designs, and storyboards. Our expected delivery of final cut is May 2018 for the 6-minute picture.

Please contact Shawn Wong at shawnwon@usc.edu to apply. 

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