Wildseed Studios is crewing up for production of a new 26 x 11 minutes high end 2D (Flash), action comedy animation series (with some 3D elements) that goes into production this summer.
It’s an action comedy – a very exciting new project with an exciting client and some great heads of department who will help us all raise our game on this show. It takes the production values of our previous, multi-award-winning show Counterfeit Cat to a new level.
We are doing the writing, voice records, design, storyboards and animatics here in Bristol as well as some of the post. Animation is being done in Canada.
Ideally we are looking for people with 2D series experience, who are available to start work between now and September, who are eligible to work in the UK and excited to work in Bristol. Remote working for some creative roles can be accommodated for the right candidates.
Rates of pay are competitive – if you are looking for your first job in the industry then please look at the assistant roles only. We would like to see clear, succinct CVs and links to up-to-date portfolios for the creative roles.
Here are the positions that we are looking to fill:
Senior Background Designer: ASAP to May 2019 (THIS POSITION IS NOW FILLED)
Experienced designer able to adapt to the style set by our Art Director to produce key backgrounds for our multi-location story, working in Photoshop. Manage the team of BG artists, have a great eye for colour and perspective, have great patience and perseverance working with an overseas studio to ensure that the designs are followed through to production designs.
Mid-Level Background Designers: ASAP to May 2019
To work with our Senior Designer and Art Director to deliver our complex key background designs, working in Photoshop – previous series background design an advantage.
Assistant Background Designer: ASAP to May 2019
To creatively assist the BG team – would suit a recent graduate who has been able to do some work or work experience in a professional studio.
Assistant Character Designer: ASAP to May 2019 (THIS POSITION IS NOW FILLED)
To creatively assist our character design team, working in Flash and Photoshop. Would suit a recent graduate who has been able to do some work or work experience in a professional studio.
Senior and Mid-Level VFX Designers: ASAP to July 2019 (THIS POSITION IS NOW FILLED)
Team to design the 2D VFX for the show which is action and FX heavy in places. Previous 2D VFX design essential.
Mid Level/Assistant Props Designer: ASAP to August 2019 (THIS POSITION IS NOW FILLED)
Must be able to design a huge variety of 2D props including vehicles and some 3D elements where appropriate.
Storyboard Artists: ASAP to March 2019
We need outstanding artists, proficient in Storyboard Pro (or willing to learn) who have storytelling and drawing skills and can do either comedy, action or both.
Storyboard Revisionists/Assistants: ASAP to May 2019 (THIS POSITION IS NOW FILLED)
Two Storyboard Assistants to help the Storyboard Supervisor clean up and edit boards, to be able to draw additional panels for the Editors if required. Will be working in Storyboard Pro, so experience of the software is an advantage, but otherwise will need to be willing to learn. Would suit candidates that have graduated but specialised in storyboarding and would like to progress in that field.
Animatic Editor: October 2018 to May 2019
Creative and well organised editor required to cut animatics and radio plays with the Series Director.
Edit Assistant: October 2018 to September 2019 (THIS POSITION IS NOW FILLED)
Well organised Assistant Editor to manage media and workflow, to do rough assemblies of voice tracks and animatics for the Editors, to make sub-clips and to help prepare pre-production packages for shipping overseas.
Design Coordinator: (THIS POSITION IS NOW FILLED)
A well organised Coordinator to work with our design department on breakdowns, workflow, retakes and delivery of all aspects of design.
Production Coordinator: (THIS POSITION IS NOW FILLED)
A well organised Coordinator to organise voice recordings, to help with script and edit notes traffic, as well as post scheduling and to support the production team and edit departments.
Production Assistant: (THIS POSITION IS NOW FILLED)
To be the office assistant and support the whole team and help keep the office and production running smoothly.
Please send your applications to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please state which job you are applying for in the subject line of your email. Please only apply if you have the relevant experience. We will endeavour to respond to all serious applications but please be patient as we work through them all.
If you responded to our shout out for production staff in March – we still have your info on file so please don’t resend an application. To the people who we said we would pass their details to the production team … we have done that! They are going through those applications now.
Thanks for thinking of us – we hope we can work together!