Gravity Media is seeking a disciplined and artistic person with a firm grasp of animation techniques, fundamentals, and software. Responsible for the quality of the animation, keeping it on track, and delivering consistent performances.
Brainstorm and conceptualize ideas, with the ability to produce concept sketches and quick concept edits
Collaborate with the client and production team members to understand needs, design storyboards, and create and edit animations
Expert in motion graphics
Experience creating broadcast graphics packages
Experience with character animation
Work creatively to produce original and aesthetically pleasing designs and solutions
Present complex designs and style guide to customers for evaluation
Ability to follow branding guidelines, or create branding guidelines, should none exist for the project at hand
Create a project timeline that is feasible but ambitious and meet all deadlines
Juggle multiple projects in a fast-paced production environment
Come up with creative solutions to problems as they arise
Liaise and work effectively with other design and production staff, and be the main point of communication with the client/partner during the process
Direct Voiceover if necessary, and ability to mix VO and sound effects
Listen to feedback and altering animations to better suit client needs
Minimum 5 years’ experience in a production environment.
Bachelor’s degree or certificate in computer animation, graphic design, or related field.
Expert knowledge of After Effects, Premiere Pro, Photoshop, Illustrator, and a frame-by-frame software (such as Toon Boom or Adobe Animate). Cinema 4D and Spark AR is a plus.
Knowledge of 2D/3D, stop motion and traditional animation concepts
Experience making videos for social media
Expert in After Effects, Animate, Premiere Pro, Audition, Photoshop, Illustrator. Cinema 4D and Spark AR a plus
Strong interpersonal, communication, presentation, and computer skills.
Understanding of animation, storytelling, and character development techniques.
Attention to detail, adaptability, and receptiveness to feedback and direction.
Ability to work independently or with a team to develop animations and solve problems.
Ability to respond and work during nights, holidays or weekends (if required)
A knack for storytelling
Attention to detail
Ability to work under pressure
Ability to meet tight deadlines
Communication and Interpersonal Skills
Outstanding work ethic, character, integrity, and professionalism
Ability to sit, reach outward or above the shoulder, stand, walk, handle with fingers, stand, bend, and stoop.
Ability to operate a keyboard, view a video display terminal screen, ability to use telephone equipment.
Must be able to climb ladders up to 24’ tall and lift up to 50 lbs.
Ability to lift up to 40 pounds and push or pull up to 30 pounds.