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Who We Are

Floyd County Productions (FCP) is a multiple Emmy® award-winning animation studio located in the beautiful city of Atlanta, Georgia. Founded in 2009 by writers and executive producers Adam Reed and Matt Thompson, FCP has grown from a crew of 8 artists into a family of nearly 200 amazing creatives. FCP is a full-service animation studio that strives to create the highest quality in animation and digital entertainment. You know, like cartoons and stuff.

Floyd County Productions is currently working on our original action-spy comedy Archer (returning for its 11th season), a Netflix feature film, a couple of MARVEL television series, and a bunch of hush-hush, top-secret stuff that we can only whisper about in the studio kitchen. A kitchen that is stocked with muffins. And bear claws. Don’t forget the bear claws.

Careers

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Human Resources Manager

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Job Responsibilities:

  • Oversee the daily workflow of the HR team and department
    Responsible for Employee Relations
  • Provides support and guidance to the HR Benefits Specialist
  • Provides support to staff in delicate circumstances such as providing reasonable accommodations, assisting in poor performance discussions and investigations into allegations
  • Handles discipline and termination of employees in accordance with company policy, overseeing employee disciplinary meetings, terminations, and investigations.
  • Creates Job Ads and maintains job posts for open positions.
  • Sends all offer letters and information to job applicants
  • Assists Production and Accounting with project budgets by keeping up to date records and documentation of employee pay increase requests, including pay increase conversations with supervisors regarding their direct staff
  • Assists with designing company-wide required training sessions and ensures all training is current and relevant to the company
  • Analyzes trends in compensation and benefits
  • Maintains compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and regulations, and recommends best practices; reviews policies and practices to maintain compliance.
  • Maintain employee files and records, ensuring all employee paperwork is up to date

Required Skills/Abilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to prioritize tasks and to delegate them when appropriate.
  • Ability to act with integrity, professionalism, and confidentiality.
  • Thorough knowledge of employment-related laws and regulations.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software.
  • Familiarity with television production (preferably animation) a plus

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources, Business Administration, or equivalent experience required
  • A minimum of (5) seven years of human resource management experience preferred.
  • A minimum of (3) three years of supervisory experience.
  • SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP preferred

COVID-19 considerations:

To keep our employees safe during this time, we are working remotely.
However, we have set our studio up with strict guidelines for the few who
prefer to work in the studio. Accommodations can be made based on your preference.

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Production Assistant

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Floyd County Productions is looking for a Production Assistant to work alongside a Production Manager and staff of an upcoming television series!

Job Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with other Project Managers, Producers, and Artists.
  • This job is a myriad of random tasks. Production Assistants will gain professional experience in the job. Here is an example of tasks that may be asked of this position:
  • Schedule meetings and help maintain calendars
  • Take notes during meetings and distribute to appropriate staff in a timely manner
  • Help Production Management collect, organize and maintain assets for a project
  • Document notes and revisions between Floyd County Productions and Client
  • Uploading artwork, descriptions, and materials
  • Helping to organize assignments and track progress within the company’s production management software
  • Download and disperse imagery to appropriate staff

Responsibilities: 

  • Extremely proficient in database applications like Google Sheets, Excel, and Numbers
  • Able to articulate with good verbal and written skills and have clear communication skills
  • Ability to handle discreet and confidential information
  • Ability to switch between tasks at a moments notice
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills; able to locate answers or assets quickly
  • Interested in creative problem solving
  • Self-Motivated
  • Must be proactive and a positive thinker
  • Professional and friendly disposition when communicating with vendors, clients, and other 3rd party contributors

COVID-19 considerations:

To keep our employees safe during this time, we are working remotely.
However, we have set our studio up with strict guidelines for the few who
prefer to work in the studio. Accommodations can be made based on your preference.

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System Engineer

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Floyd County Productions, the Emmy-winning animation studio behind Archer, is looking to hire an experienced and passionate Systems Engineer in Atlanta, Georgia. You will be part of a talented team of engineers that demonstrate superb technical competency, delivering mission-critical infrastructure and ensuring the highest levels of availability, performance and security. Qualified systems engineers will have a background in IT, computer systems engineering, or systems engineering and analysis.

Responsibilities:

  • Configures, deploys, and supports all necessary system software, hardware, and equipment (physical or virtual) to meet infrastructure needs, including all aspects of the environment from servers to storage to networking equipment.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve infrastructure-related issues including network, server and messaging.
  • Performs equipment configuration, installation and repairs.
  • Identifies and documents standards for a stable, secure, compliant and optimum operation to ensure the availability of the servers, server-based applications, systems and services.
  • Creates and manages virtual infrastructure using VMWare.
  • Manage and maintain backup and disaster recovery operations.
  • Manages the help desk queue and resolves user issues.
  • Suggests new ideas and solutions to problems.
  • Evaluate critical systems, prioritize work, and determine solutions.
  • Participate in security management.
  • Suggest and oversee improvement processes

Skills:

  • 3-5 years minimum experience in server and infrastructure
  • Excellent organization and documentation
  • VMware vSphere ESXi patching, upgrades, and troubleshooting VMware related issues
  • Storage system experience
  • Experience with Scripting/Automation
  • Strong analytical, problem-solving, and troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to manage project timelines and outcomes for projects with considerable implementation risk
  • Infrastructure technologies; Microsoft Windows Server, Mac OSX, Windows 10, CentOS, ZFS storage, VMWare, HP, Fortinet, Cisco, Anti Virus
  • Active Directory
  • Virtual Infrastructure VDI Horizon
  • Dell servers and storage
  • Backup Solution management, Veeam preferred
  • TV / Film production is a plus

COVID-19 considerations:

To keep our employees safe during this time, we are working remotely.
However, limited essential staff are allowed into the building. We have set our studio up with strict guidelines for the few who prefer to work in the studio. Temp checks and masks are in place. Accommodations can be made based on your preferences.

 

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Adobe Illustrator Character and Prop Artist

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Floyd County Productions, the Emmy-winning animation studio behind Archer, is looking to hire an experienced and passionate Vector Illustrator, proficient in Adobe Illustrator, to join our expanding team in Atlanta, Georgia. This position is scheduled to begin in late October, but the starting time is subject to change.

Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Art Director, Illustration Director, and fellow Illustrators to be able to create quality vector illustration assets for high profile 2D animated series.
  • Review storyboards to ensure continuity of animation from scene to scene.
  • Break down character actions providing dynamic and cinematic key posing for characters in preparation to animate.
  • Create illustrated assets for props that can be broken down or separated for animation.
  • Create clean vector illustration assets maintaining a high standard of file organization required for the animation process.
  • Execute changes and revisions as requested by Art Director/Illustration Director and/or supervisor.
  • Ensure the quality and style of the show is achieved within the illustration guidelines for the project and ensure that all deadlines are met.
  • Learn Floyd County Productions animation pipeline and procedures.
  • Collaborate with respect, humility, inclusion, and open-mindedness.

Desired Experience:

  • At least 2-3 years of industry experience desired
  • Understanding of Adobe illustrator scale, distort, and different transformation tools is a plus.
  • Understanding of Photoshop for making gifs, comping, sketching, and problem-solving skills.
  • Understanding of Adobe After Effects and Toon Boom Harmony is a plus

Basic Qualifications:

  • Applicants will be required to take an illustration test to ensure that they have the necessary understanding of the software
  • Proficiency in Adobe Illustrator as well as Adobe Suite particularly Photoshop
  • Must demonstrate proficiency in the style of the show, strong conceptual ideas, and visual creativity to enhance animated sequences
  • Working knowledge of basic animation principles and techniques
  • Excellent knowledge of human and animal anatomy
  • Excellent knowledge of perspective
  • Strong character acting ability, high-quality drafting and drawing abilities
  • Must have strong time management skills, as well as the ability to meet tight deadlines to the expected level of quality
  • Comfortable working and making decisions independently as well as part of a team
  • Must have the ability to critically self-evaluate, self-edit, and problem solve
  • Ability to adapt to a broad range of styles from realistic to stylized
  • Must be willing to relocate to Atlanta, GA

Amenities:

  • Potential for relocation compensation
  • Wellness and Health Benefits
  • Company-sponsored child care
  • Close proximity to the downtown/midtown core and public transportation
  • Paid time off or PTO offered after 6 months of employment

CV or Resume and a link to your demo reel or digital portfolio required

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: From $19.00 per hour

COVID-19 considerations:
To keep our employees safe during this time, we are working remotely. However, we have set our studio up with strict guidelines for the few who prefer to work in the studio. Accommodations can be made based on your preference.

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Toon Boom Animator

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Responsibilities: 

  • Use approved final designs to build rigs within Harmony Toon Boom. 
  • Create layouts for key animation through the use of final builds, rigs, and early background renderings. 
  • Establish key animation, using an animatic as a guide.
  • Take approved keys and in-betweens to produce the final animation.
  • Add EFX animation to scenes when necessary.
  • Apply notes and fixes per request of Directors.
  • Help fellow Animators achieve success by communicating thoughts and ideas to help improve speed and efficiency.
  • Collaborate with respect, humility, inclusion, and open-mindedness.

Qualifications: 

  • Applicants will be required to take an animation test to ensure that they have the necessary understanding of animation in Toon Boom Harmony. This will include the animation principles, draftsmanship, and understanding of the network, rigging, and terminology.
  • Basic understanding of camera work & cinematic language.
  • Solid grasp and understanding of human and animal anatomy.
  • Capable of effective staging and composition.
  • Basic understanding of EFX animation.
  • Comfortable working digitally on a Cintiq.
  • Exercise strong time management skills, as well as the ability to meet tight deadlines to the expected level of quality.
  • Must take direction well and be comfortable working both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to critically self-evaluate, self-edit, and problem solve.
  • Capacity to adapt to a broad range of looks from realistic to stylized.
  • Must be willing to relocate to the rapidly expanding entertainment mecca and foodie dreamland – Atlanta, GA (where the players play).
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Senior Toon Boom Animator

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Responsibilities:

  • Lead and support a team of Harmony Toon Boom Animators under the direction of Producers and Art Directors.
  • Field questions from support staff about Harmony Toon Boom. 
  • Remain accountable for your actions, as well as the work that comes out of your department.
  • Support Animation Directors or when necessary act as a backup in their absence.
  • Finesse animation to the satisfaction of the Producers and Animation Directors using an experienced and critical eye.
  • Assist the Technical Directors to achieve the desired animation workflow. This would include adjusting/manipulating rigs and helping animators in troubleshooting character builds.
  • Maintain quality control over the animation as it moves through various phases.
  • Manage and maintain renders and notes in an expedited manner during delivery and deadline days.
  • Be an example of what an Animator should strive for at all times, both through work ethic and professional demeanor.
  • Capacity to adapt to a broad range of looks from realistic to stylized.

Qualifications:

  • Applicants will be required to take an animation test to ensure that they have the necessary understanding of animation in Toon Boom Harmony. This will include the animation principles, draftsmanship, and understanding of the network, rigging, and terminology.
  • Capable of consistently executing, at a high level, all the skills required of a Toon Boom Animator.
  • Thorough understanding of the Toon Boom pipeline and how it interconnects with other departments.
  • Effectively read and interpret storyboards and animatics
  • Able to understand, breakdown, and organize pre-production assets. Including, but not limited to, layout and character designs.
  • Comfortable working digitally on a Cintiq.
  • Exercise strong time management skills, as well as the ability to meet tight deadlines to the expected level of quality.
  • Must take direction well and be comfortable working both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to critically self-evaluate, self-edit, and problem solve
  • Capacity to adapt to a broad range of looks from realistic to stylized.
  • Must be willing to relocate to Atlanta, GA. Where we eat delicious southern foods and run into Marvel film stars in the grocery store.
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Character Designer

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Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Art Directors and fellow Artists to develop the look and feel of a character, element, or prop.
  • Create compelling designs that are diverse, unique, and animation friendly.
  • Create and design several versions of the same element to explore all possibilities
  • Check with your Design Leaders and Art Directors to execute the full design request. Including multiple views of elements. 
  • Constructively receive feedback and modify work based on direction.
  • Apply notes and fixes in the pursuit of the strongest form of the design.
  • Provide layout drawings and poses of original designs to aid animators during production.
  • Maintain aesthetic and technical consistency throughout the pipeline.
  • Collaborate with respect, humility, inclusion, and open-mindedness.

Qualifications: 

  • Applicants will be required to take a test to ensure that they have the necessary understanding of character design, draftsmanship, volumetric drawing, and a working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop or full Adobe Suite.
  • Knowledge of Toon Boom Harmony is not required but preferred.
  • Able to design strong, aesthetically appealing characters while keeping in mind the technical aspects of the animation process. 
  • Excellent working knowledge of human and animal anatomy.
  • Excellent grasp on color, volume, and form.
  • Comfortable working digitally on a Cintiq.
  • Exercise strong time management skills, as well as the ability to meet tight deadlines to the expected level of quality.
  • Must take direction well and be comfortable working both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to critically self-evaluate, self-edit, and problem solve.
  • Capacity to adapt to a broad range of looks from realistic to stylized.
  • Must be willing to relocate to Atlanta, Georgia. Where old folks call you sweetie and you can get Sweet Tea pretty much anywhere.
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Background Painter

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Responsibilities: 

  • Paint compelling backgrounds in Adobe Photoshop with an emphasis on composition, lighting, and mood.
  • Paint finished textures and treatments on 3D renders or elements within scenes.
  • Capable of executing a minimum of 1 file per day. Preferably 2 or more.
  • Organize files using on studio servers using proper folders and naming conventions for consistent team use. As well as on a spreadsheet outlining assets by episode.
  • Understand and interpret Storyboards and Animatics to use as a guide for consistent backgrounds. 
  • Apply notes and fixes in the pursuit of the strongest image.
  • Storing, filing, and organizing files on the server in accordance with your director’s wishes, as well as on a spreadsheet outlining assets by episode
  • Organize and maintain files for consistent team use. This includes files on studio servers as well as on a spreadsheet outlining assets by episode.
  • Collaborate with respect, humility, inclusion, and open-mindedness.

Qualifications:

  • Applicants will be required to take a Background painting test to ensure that they have the necessary working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and an understanding of the principles of art: movement, harmony, variety, rhythm, unity, emphasis, balance, proportion, pattern and reference,
  • Knowledge of full Adobe Suite and Toon Boom Harmony is a plus
  • Broad understanding of landscape, layout, and perspective.
  • Excellent grasp on color, lighting, and form.
  • Must be able to achieve style consistency over multiple files.
  • Comfortable working digitally on a Cintiq.
  • Must take direction well and be comfortable working both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to critically self-evaluate, self-edit, and problem solve.
  • Capacity to adapt to a broad range of looks from realistic to stylized.
  • Y’all must be willing to relocate to Atlanta, Georgia. Where we are generally earthquake free.
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Compositor

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We are looking for a Compositor to help us produce high-end content for episodic and feature productions.

Compositors at our studio work in Blackmagic Fusion, but applicants with experience in Nuke will also be considered. Our tasks range from color correction of 2D elements to full 3D scene creation, to produce the final picture for our animated productions.  Experience in DaVinci Resolve is a plus.

This position is scheduled to begin in April 2020.  Starting time is subject to change.


Responsibilities:

  • Follow the guidance and direction of the Compositing Director.
  • Work creatively to combine 2D & 3D assets from other departments and create custom VFX.
  • Take critique from the Compositing Director and your peers to make adjustments as needed.
  • Maintain a consistent look and style across an entire project, based on designs from the Art Director.
  • Review script, storyboard, designs, animation pencil tests, and other resources to ensure continuity, consistency, and correctness of action, camera, color, and effects.
  • Communicate respectfully with artists from other departments to quickly make corrections and additions as needed.
  • Learn and adapt to our proprietary pipeline and in-house tools, and be flexible to changes that occur.
  • Collaborate with respect, humility, inclusion, and open-mindedness.

Qualifications:

  • Applicants must complete a compositing test to gauge their skill level.
  • At least 2-3 years of industry experience in compositing or visual effects.
  • Some experience working with 2D animation.
  • Some experience in 3D animation software and compositing 3D render passes.
  • Color correction experience  in DaVinci Resolve.
  • Advanced experience in either Fusion or Nuke.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the fundamentals of compositing and visual effects.
  • Demonstrate skill in shot composition.
  • Must take direction well and be comfortable working both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to critically self-evaluate, self-edit, and problem solve.
  • Capacity to adapt to a broad range of looks from realistic to stylized.
  • Must be willing to relocate to Atlanta, Georgia.
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After Effects Character Animator

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Responsibilities:

  • Create quality animation for high profile 2D animated series and feature films.
  • Learn studio animation pipeline and procedures.
  • Provide dynamic and cinematic key posing in preparation to animate.
  • Create breakdown drawings to finesse sequences by adding in-betweens, additional settles, and follow-throughs.
  • Ensure the quality and style of the show is achieved within the animation guidelines. 
  • Review storyboards and animatic to ensure continuity of animation from scene to scene.
  • Execute changes and revisions as requested by Art Directors and Animation Directors.
  • Collaborate with respect, humility, inclusion, and open-mindedness.

Qualifications:

  • Applicants will be required to complete an After Effects Character Animation test to ensure that they have the necessary working knowledge of software and the fundamentals of composite and visual effects.
  • Knowledge of camera work, cinematic language, basic staging, and composition a plus.
  • Understanding of Principles of Animation: squash and stretch, anticipation, staging, straight ahead and pose to pose, follow through and overlapping action, ease in and ease out, arcs, secondary action, timing, exaggeration, solid drawing, and appeal.
  • Basic understanding of EFX and lighting within After Effects.
  • Exercise strong time management skills, as well as the ability to meet tight deadlines to the expected level of quality.
  • Must take direction well and be comfortable working both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to critically self-evaluate, self-edit, and problem solve.
  • Capacity to adapt to a broad range of looks from realistic to stylized.
  • Must be willing to relocate to Atlanta, Georgia. Where the players play, y’all.
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3D Texture Artist

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Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with Art Directors and Supervisors to paint 3D assets that match the aesthetic of designed series or feature film.
  • Prepare 3D models for painting using a combination of UV mapping techniques and projection mapping.
  • Use 3D and 2D digital painting tools to create textures.
  • Execute changes and revisions as requested by Art Directors and Background Supervisors.
  • Learn studio’s 3D animation pipeline and procedures.
  • Collaborate with respect, humility, inclusion, and open-mindedness.

Qualifications:

  • Must demonstrate proficiency in the style of the show, a strong background in digital painting, and a familiarity with a Cintiq tablet.
  • Experience using UV mapping tools, preferably 3DS Max.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Suite, particularly Photoshop, as well as Substance Painter.
  • Exercise strong time management skills, as well as the ability to meet tight deadlines to the expected level of quality.
  • Must take direction well and be comfortable working both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to critically self-evaluate, self-edit, and problem solve.
  • Capacity to adapt to a broad range of looks from realistic to stylized.
  • Must be willing to relocate to Atlanta, Georgia. We’ve only had snow like twice.
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3D Animator

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Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate to create dynamic 3D elements to enhance our 2D pipeline.
  • Work with a team of Art Directors, Animation Supervisors, and Compositors to create trackers, masking elements, and lighting effects needed to composite 3D elements.
  • Make sure all elements are rendered correctly and delivered to composition.
  • Execute changes and revisions as requested by Art Directors and Animation Directors.
  • Work within our established studio animation and composition pipeline and procedures.
  • Collaborate with respect, humility, inclusion, and open-mindedness.

Qualifications:

  • Applicants will be required to take an animation test to ensure that they have the necessary understanding of animation fundamentals and 3DS Max proficiency. 
  • Knowledge of Vray, compositing principles, and character animation are a plus.
  • Must demonstrate an understanding of real world physics, vehicle motion and interaction with environments, acceleration, momentum, and timing.
  • The ability to rig complex vehicles in 3DS Max is a plus.
  • Must understand storyboards and be able to create dynamic action sequences timed animatics.
  • Strong composition skills, with the ability to match 3D animation to 2D background elements.
  • Exercise strong time management skills, as well as the ability to meet tight deadlines to the expected level of quality.
  • Must take direction well and be comfortable working both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to critically self-evaluate, self-edit, and problem solve.
  • Capacity to adapt to a broad range of looks from realistic to stylized.
  • Must be willing to relocate to Atlanta, Georgia. Where the only thing sweeter than the tea, is the people.
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3D Environment Artist

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Responsibilities:

  • Develop consistent, pre-visualized backgrounds based on concept art under the direction of Art Directors and Supervisors.
  • Work from Art Directors and Storyboard team to set up camera angles and character placement for shots.
  • Within the style established for the show indicate lighting and texturing as a starting point for background painting
  • Execute changes and revisions as requested by Art Directors and Background Supervisors.
  • Organize environments into layer passes which can be used for animation purposes.
  • Render and deliver finished layered scenes to Background Supervisor.
  • Work within our established studio animation and composition pipeline and procedures.
  • Collaborate with respect, humility, inclusion, and open-mindedness.

Qualifications:

  • Applicants will be required to complete an 3D environment modeling test to ensure the necessary understanding of 3D fundamentals and software: 3DSMax and Vray. 
  • Knowledge of Cinema4D and Substance Painter are a plus.
  • Proficiency in style of show, understanding of clean efficient methods of creating geometry, and knowledge of applying textures and lighting.
  • Detail-oriented organizational habits and layer management skills for preparing scenes.
  • Strong composition skills, along with a practical understanding of 3DS Max camera, Biped systems, and key framing.
  • Exercise strong time management skills, as well as the ability to meet tight deadlines to the expected level of quality.
  • Must take direction well and be comfortable working both independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to critically self-evaluate, self-edit, and problem solve.
  • Capacity to adapt to a broad range of looks from realistic to stylized.
  • Must be willing to relocate to Atlanta, Georgia where everything is moving and shaking except for the ground.
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