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Storyboard Artist - Freelance

 

Career Level: Experienced (Please only experienced applicants)

Type: Freelance

 

Description:

Eric Miller Animation Studios is currently building a network of highly skilled artists.  The goal is to build relationships, so we can quickly put a team together when projects are ready.  If you are interested in being on our roster of creative individuals and you meet the following requirements please reach out to us.

 Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with creative department heads to review goals and vision for the storyboards and discuss concerns, timelines and complexity given parameters of the schedule.
  • Ensure storyboards align with the creative goals of the leadership team and encompass storytelling objectives.
  • Work closely with creative department heads to discuss issues, address questions and ensure optimum collaboration.
  • Pitch thumbnails or roughs to director and creative department heads.
  • Work in conjunction with animatic editor to ensure that the rough animatic includes all appropriate poses prior to the animatic pitch.
  • Ensure that production staff and creative department heads are aware of status of assignments and any concerns about meeting deadlines or shifts in schedule.  Responsible for completing all deliverables on time and according to production schedule.
  • Responsible for ensuring that the vision and style of the show is consistent and adhered to across all episodes in the storyboards.
  • Submit work that appropriately aligns with production requirements and workflow guidelines requirements (i.e., naming conventions and storage).

 Requirements:

  • Ability to align with style of show
  • Strong knowledge of staging and composition skills. Ability to draw characters on model
  • Knowledge of software and hardware, including Cintiq and Photoshop or other applicable storyboarding software
  • Able to write clear and specific direction on storyboards.
  • Solid and consistent time-management skills
  • Work well under pressure

 

Eric Miller Animation Studios is based in Los Angeles


To apply, please email recruitment@milleranimation.com, and be sure to put the job title in the subject.

Art Director

 

Career Level: Experienced (Please only experienced applicants)

Type: Freelance

 

Description:

Eric Miller Animation Studios is currently building a network of highly skilled artists.  The goal is to build relationships, so we can quickly put a team together when projects are ready.  If you are interested in being on our roster of creative individuals and you meet the following requirements please reach out to us.

 Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Work with a small team to conceptualize ideas visually.

  • Create, direct, and modify production artwork for animation production.

  • Use industry standard and proprietary tools to create content.

  • Manage and build a small team of artists as necessary.

  • Partner with production manager, engineers,  and designers to see our projects through from concept to ship and beyond.

 Requirements:

  • Strong 3D art modeling skills.

  • Ability to define and drive varied art styles, from realistic to caricature to abstract.

  • Technical skills – understand the underlying technology and tools necessary to make art for 3d animation.

  • Broad familiarity with modern 3D graphics art production – rigging, animation, modeling hard surface, environments, shaders, etc.
  • 5+ years industry experience.

 

Eric Miller Animation Studios is based in Los Angeles


To apply, please email recruitment@milleranimation.com, and be sure to put the job title in the subject.

Head of Story

 

Career Level: Experienced (Please only experienced applicants)

Type: Freelance

 

Description:

Eric Miller Animation Studios is currently building a network of highly skilled artists.  The goal is to build relationships, so we can quickly put a team together when projects are ready.  If you are interested in being on our roster of creative individuals and you meet the following requirements please reach out to us.

The Head of Story, in concert with the Director, translates and interprets story lines into a visual medium via sketches, thumbnail drawings and finished storyboard drawings. Storyboards are the foundation of the production. The Head of Story is responsible for managing the Storyboard Department and the department’s Storyboard Artists.

 Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Leads and actively manages Storyboard Artists and storyboarding process.

  • Reviews, critiques, adjusts and approves work created in advance of Director review.

  • Serves as creative story lead.

  • Delivers storyboard assignments on time and on budget, which includes developing and maintaining schedules and standards for the department that are consistent with the needs of the Production.

  • Illustrates script pages and story ideas.

  • Develops character personality and dramatic/comedic action.

  • Works with Director (and Editor) to define staging, pacing, layout and camera action.

  • Incorporates Director’s notes.

  • Creates quick thumbnail sketches through to finished detailed storyboard panels.

  • Works with the Director, Producer and Editorial staff to review and adjust story schedules as needed.

  • Liaises with other key department heads to ensure healthy cross department communication and information sharing.

 Requirements:

  • Experience as a Head of Story on an Animated TV show.

  • Experience as a storyboard artist on Animated TV show.

  • 5+ years experience in animation.

  • Strong drawing ability for conveying character and action.

  • Strong understanding of basic story structure, character development, staging, layout, cutting and a cinematic / dynamic use of camera.

  • Ability to work both collaboratively and independently.

  • Ability to visually analyze and translate scripts.

  • Ability to create quick sketches through to finished storyboard panels.

  • Ability to create inventive ideas and stories with a sense of entertainment and humor for multiple types of creative projects.

  • Experience with the Wacom Cintiq drawing tablet, a plus.

  • Experience with Photoshop, a plus.

 

Eric Miller Animation Studios is based in Los Angeles


To apply, please email recruitment@milleranimation.com, and be sure to put the job title in the subject.

Visual Development Artist

 

Career Level: Experienced (Please only experienced applicants)

Type: Freelance

 

Description:

Eric Miller Animation Studios is currently building a network of highly skilled artists.  The goal is to build relationships, so we can quickly put a team together when projects are ready.  If you are interested in being on our roster of creative individuals and you meet the following requirements please reach out to us.

We are looking for a Senior Visual Development Artist who not only exhibits stellar drawing, painting and visual development skills but also has a history of phenomenal team leadership. This individual will possess the ability to visualize a narrative and apply their skills to all aspects of a story’s design. This artist will be tasked to oversee and enhance projects in development in a creative and cogent manner for different applications and media forms.

 Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Experience leading and managing other artists and teams

  • Ability to creatively manage the style and look of multiple projects

  • Demonstrable portfolio of both traditional and digital drawing and painting

  • Ability to create concepts and turnarounds for characters, and oversee their translation into 3D

  • Ability to provide overall art direction from project to project with a wide variety of styles

  • Ability to generate key images concept art for projects that give direction to other departments

  • Experience leading in a 3D animation pipeline a must.

  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure, meet deadlines and motivate and manage art team to also meet their deadlines

  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment and to interact successfully with other artists, technical colleagues and directors

 Requirements:

  • Minimum of 3 years of production artist experience.

  • Proficient in the latest version of entire Adobe Creative Suite and Acrobat is a must.

  • BONUS - Knowledge of: Maya, 3DS Max, Zbrush, Substance Painter, UE4, Unity.

  • Experience working in animation and/or game, AR, VR production, with a general understanding of how their work is translated through a production pipeline.

  • Adaptable and comfortable with stylization both in design as well as lighting.

  • Strong understanding of form, lighting, staging and composition.

  • Self-managed and self-disciplined with the ability to take direction and constructive criticism and adapt accordingly

  • Must be currently legally authorized to work in the United States.

 

Eric Miller Animation Studios is based in Los Angeles


To apply, please email recruitment@milleranimation.com, and be sure to put the job title in the subject.

Sales & Marketing Producer

Description:

We are currently seeking a Freelance Sales & Marketing Producer to assist our executive producer with respect to the company's sales and marketing plans.  This position will work closely with the executive producer, and the production crew to prepare client estimates, pitch efforts, and design treatments.  This could also include making sales calls, meetings with clients, and attending sales presentations and events.  The awesome person picked for this position will also maintain the studio CRM and create custom reels to be prepared for our clients, along with curating our studio’s social media, and newsletter creation and distribution. This position is freelance to start with potential to form into a staff position.  This position will report to the Executive Producer. 

 

Knowledge/Skills:

  • Must have a passion for animation, VFX, and design
  • Must have sound understanding of the 3d & 2d animation and VFX pipeline and process.
  • Knowledge of Excel (Being an Excel ninja is a plus but not required)
  • Experience with Client Communication
  • Exposure to Advertising Market
  • Strong sales skills including; Customer Service, Meeting Sales Goals, Closing Skills, Prospecting Skills, Negotiation, Self-Confidence, Presentation Skills, Client Relationships, and Motivation for Sales
  • Strong communication skills when liaising with both our internal teams and clients.
  • Ability to effectively communicate project status, needs and goals
  • Solid understanding and experience with budgeting, scheduling and actualizing.
  • Must be highly organized and show a keen attention to detail.
  • Must be self motivated, show initiative and exude calm in stressful situations.
  • A demonstrated ability to diffuse and resolve conflict in high pressure situations and a positive and friendly demeanor 
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • All around team player

 

Responsibilities:

  • Maintain important company relationships
  • Adjusts content of sales presentations by studying the type of sales outlet or trade factor.
  • Maintain the studio CRM
  • Establish and drive schedules
  • Create and revise bids and financials
  • Collaboration with directors, supervisors, artists and clients
  • Management responsibilities across multiple productions
  • Creatively strategize and troubleshoot solutions to production obstacles
  • Monitors competition by gathering current marketplace information on pricing, services, delivery schedules, marketing and sales techniques, etc.
  • Recommends changes in services, and policy by evaluating results and competitive developments.
  • Keeps management informed by submitting activity and results reports

 

Qualifications/Experience:

  • 3+ years of CG producing experience in animation/VFX/commercials/film
  • Experience Bidding animation and visual effects projects
  • Self-motivated with a knack for taking initiative
  • Experienced with coming up with creative solutions
  • No fear of the phone and reaching out to people
  • n set experience preferred.

To apply, please email recruitment@milleranimation.com, and be sure to put the job title in the subject.

Business Development Manager

Description

As a Business Development Manager, you play a critical role in leading and driving the company’s financial growth. Your mission is to improve the company’s market position, increase the company’s bottom line, attract and pursue new clients as well as identify, analyze, recommend and execute value creation opportunities (such as a new revenue stream, a new market and/or new business venture or tie-up). Leveraging on your extensive experience and knowledge of the Animation Industry, your responsibility ranges from identifying the likely selling points of a project, ascertain the potential of  properties, create new revenue streams while expanding the market of existing properties through innovative marketing strategies, tapping into the expertise or tie-up with business partner(s) or exploitation of the changing trends, etc, while developing strategic plans and sales strategies to undertake, negotiate and close those business deals.

 Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Establish business development strategies and long-term plans to expand the company’s market shares, business revenue and company’s client portfolio in the Animation Industry, with primary focus on service-for-hire contracts, co-production projects, identification of potentially lucrative properties and establishment of new business ventures (such as Joint-Venture) including acquisition of, or merger with another company.
  • Be responsible to administer and execute business development strategies in order to prospect for sales leads and solicit for new accounts. Professionally pursue these sales leads and translate them into sales.
  • Oversee and manage the full sales cycle from identifying prospective business opportunities, liaising with stakeholders, driving the negotiation, closing the deal to administrative processes (such as invoicing, payment tracking, etc), and works in conjunction with the operations team to ensure implementation of operational delivery processes.
  • Manage customer accounts and build relationships and rapport with key decision makers within customer base, while continually build and develop new business opportunities.
  • Discuss annual targets and business strategies with the management team, through appraisal of the developments and trends in the Animation Industry.
  • Prepare sales status reports, such as reports on sales forecasts, sales leads and projects, including activity reports with respect to deal closings, follow-up and achievement of goals made or sales targets.

 Requirements:

  • The candidate should ideally possess a good Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing, Business Administration or any relevant field with more than 5 years of experience in Sales and Marketing preferably with proven track-record in a similar role in the Media Industry.
  • It is essential that the candidate has prior international work experience and has a network and access to key executives in multi-national corporations.
  • Possess engaging and highly effective inter-personal skills that cultivate and grow lasting business relationships both internally and externally, with a strong grasp of the English language (both written and verbal) and one other major commercial language as the Animation Industry players are universal.
  • He/she must be people-centric, result oriented and have the ability to take ownership and set personal goals and priorities
  • Must be a self starter, highly motivated, possess strong negotiation skills, good business acumen and the ability to respond and react effectively when under pressure.

To apply, please email recruitment@milleranimation.com, and be sure to put the job title in the subject.