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2D Sprite Animator - Contract

Rooster Teeth, Austin, TX

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Rooster Teeth is seeking 2D sprite animators for a digital animation production. Initial responsibilities will involve animating in a variety of styles and content types. Additional experience in areas such as storyboarding, asset cleanup, rigging, fx, etc., also welcome. 

Candidates will be requested to provide a reel of their prior work.

Responsibilities:

  • Utilize Animate CC 2018 and up to produce quality animated content under creative direction 
  • Receive assigned outlines and story beats to base animation off of 
  • Clearly show performance ideas and shot blocking in Director review 
  • Collaborate with and take direction from Directors and Supervisors 
  • Follow established protocols to manage file structure, project organization, and version control 
  • Self-assess progress and utilize time management techniques as well as production tracking software to meet deadlines and milestones 
  • Communicate effectively and respectfully

Qualifications:

  • 1+ year animating in a production environment 
  • In-depth proficiency with Animate CC 2018 and above in conjunction with PaintdotNET or Aseprite 
  • Strong sense of visual storytelling (emphasis on comedic timing, shot composition, weight, and poses) 
  • Experience doing edits with sprites 
  • Strong understanding of animation principles 
  • Desire and ability to further improve your skills and technique 
  • Strong illustration skills and the ability to modify your style to suit the production
  • Work well within a small team 
  • Strong will and self-motivation to complete tasks on time 
  • Experience as a project supervisor/team lead welcome 
  • Resume and Demo Reel 
  • High School Diploma
About Rooster Teeth
Rooster Teeth is a fan-driven, community built entertainment company. From humble origins in a spare bedroom, Rooster Teeth created the web series Red vs. Blue, an innovative form of entertainment for a changing media landscape that sparked the growth of a passionate global fandom. From that foundation, Rooster Teeth pioneered a direct-to-consumer lifestyle brand for its growing online following with subscriptions, advertising, e-commerce, and live events. Rooster Teeth produces several original content series including RWBY, the most popular western-style anime series today, The Rooster Teeth Podcast, and daily video series featuring an in-house cast of influential talent. With broadcast and live-action production capabilities and a world class animation studio, Rooster Teeth engages industry-leading networks, streaming entertainment services and creative talent to develop projects that reach global audiences through its Studios division. Rooster Teeth cultivates the gaming lifestyle it helped define with partnerships through its industry-leading video-first podcast network, The Roost. Rooster Teeth has a massive global footprint of more than 45 million subscribers to its YouTube Network, 5 million unique weekly viewers across its RoosterTeeth.com hub and more than 4 million registered community members. The company was founded in 2003, and is a subsidiary of Otter Media, a WarnerMedia company. Discover more at RoosterTeeth.com

About Rooster Teeth

Rooster Teeth is a pioneering studio responsible for some of the biggest online series in history, such as the award-winning and longest-running web series, Red vs. Blue. They also produce the globally acclaimed animated series RWBY, the first western anime series to be distributed in Japan; the award-winning Rooster Teeth Podcast; and Immersion, a reality format that brings video game theory to the real world. Rooster Teeth has a massive global footprint of more than 35 million subscribers to its YouTube Network, 5 million unique monthly visitors to its RoosterTeeth.com hub, and 2 million registered community members. The company was founded in 2003, and is now a subsidiary of Fullscreen Media, a global youth media company that develops online creators and produces multi-platform entertainment experiences. Discover more at RoosterTeeth.com.

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