2D Technical Artist

Austin, TX
Content & Production
Full-time

Fullscreen’s Rooster Teeth Studio is a fast paced, rapidly growing team that creates award winning shows and feature length productions targeting gamers, anime fans and a wide range of others for both it’s own web platforms and others including YouTube, Netflix, Go90 and CrunchyRoll. WE ARE looking for a technical artist to bring their creative problem-solving skills and experience to a fast-paced development environment. With main responsibilities including improving and maintaining a production pipeline while seeking out ways to improve efficiency to help develop new techniques, you will be required to brainstorm with leaders of the team to recommend best practices. The Technical Artist will be responsible for setting up character and prop assets in pre-production, making the assets ready for animation. The Technical Artist will also help to finish scenes via compositing in post-production.  We believe passionately in attracting the best and brightest for our team, creating the most engaging and impressive animated productions online or elsewhere (while also having more than a little fun in the process).  A strong candidate will have a proven track record organization, flexibility, and communication skills to help the company fulfill its objectives.  This position is based in Austin, TX

Responsibilities

    • Import/Convert/Create new production assets for the animation team, including rigging characters and objects, in Toon Boom Harmony
    • Perform tasks relating to the compositing process to finish a scene using ToonBoom Harmony and/or Adobe After Effects
    • Develop and test tools, scripts, or plugins to help automate or improve workflow
    • Collaborate with leads and the animation team to design rigs that best fit their needs
    • Troubleshoot issues and address notes from leads’ input
    • Develop content creation guidelines with lead animator and help implement them through tools and reminders
    • Research techniques and technologies that could improve animation production process
    • Complete assignments within the deadline

Qualifications

    • Must be willing to relocate to Austin, TX
    • 2 - 5+ years experience as an animation Technical Artist, Technical Director, or in tools programming
    • Experience with character rigging in Toon Boom Harmony 14, including full character turnarounds with deformations
    • Competent in Toon Boom Harmony, Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Flash, Adobe After Effects, and Adobe illustrator
    • Flexibility to learn new programs and conform to organizational needs within production
    • Strong artistic abilities, including (but not limited to) strong observation of movement, anatomy, and general knowledge for visual storytelling like composition and color theory
    • Positive team-oriented attitude with excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Must be comfortable working in a highly collaborative team
    • Must be able to accept critique and have the ability to embrace change

Bonus Points

    • Experience with a scripting language is a plus

Perks + Benefits

    • Use What You Need paid time off
    • 100% Company paid health & dental benefits
    • 401(k) with a company match
    • Opportunity for career growth
    • Flexible dress code
    • Kitchen stocked with snacks
    • Pet Friendly

Required Application Materials

    • URL to art blog or online portfolio/reel
    • Resume with cover letter
    • Reel

ABOUT ROOSTER TEETH: Rooster Teeth is a pioneering creative production studio responsible for award-winning online videos such as "Red vs. Blue," the longest-running web series in history; globally acclaimed animated series "RWBY;" comedy gamer series, "The Gauntlet;" comedy series "Rooster Teeth Shorts;" and "Immersion," a show that tests video game concepts in the real world. Rooster Teeth founded and operates "Achievement Hunter," the popular gaming website, and produces the award-winning "Rooster Teeth Podcast," voted Best Gaming Podcast at the 2013 Podcast Awards. With a dedicated worldwide fan community, Rooster Teeth created RTX, an annual gaming and Internet convention held in Austin, TX, which attracts tens of thousands of gamers, online video fans and Rooster Teeth community members from around the world. The Rooster Teeth YouTube channel became the 4th most viewed YouTube channel in the world (non-music) in 2013.  The Rooster Teeth multi-channel network has over 20 million YouTube subscribers and more than 5 billion views, and the Rooster Teeth website has 3 million unique monthly visitors with 1.8 million registered community members. Founded by Matt Hullum and Burnie Burns, Rooster Teeth is a subsidiary of Fullscreen, Inc., a global media company that develops online creators and produces multi-platform entertainment experiences. Discover more at http://www.roosterteeth.com.