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Creative Director

Creative Director (Fulltime)

Brazen Animation is looking for a Creative Director who can inspire and empower teams to do their best work by fostering a highly collaborative environment and equipping artists with best practices, training, tools and resources. The ideal candidate possesses both a highly developed creative aesthetic, strong leadership skills, and must be at ease managing a team of Department Supervisors and artists.  Must be well versed in both stylized and realistic projects. As part of the Brazen Animation team the Creative Director will collaborate with the CCO to fulfill the company’s mission to tell inspirational stories with meaning and purpose. 

Responsibilities

  • Ensure that the quality of imagery created is up to studio standards
  • Work with CCO to advance ongoing intellectual property initiatives that include Development for Feature Films, Episodic Television, and Children’s Books
  • Provide creative oversight for client based projects through daily reviews with project leads
  • Ability to articulate clear creative direction and translate to actionable feedback
  • Acts as ultimate arbiter and decision maker on creative debates for projects assigned
  • Work in conjunction with production management to meet deadlines and motivate your team to do the same
  • Collaborates with stakeholders to develop creative briefs for campaigns and projects
  • Define project scope and manage creative based on budget requirements.
  • Correspond with client on how to achieve their vision
  • Assist in supporting and evolving the studio with constructive feedback both technically and artistically  
  • Working on related projects and tasks as required
  • Advance and champion the founders’ vision of the studio

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Design, Film, Media, Communications, related field or equivalent work experience.
  • A minimum of 5 years of professional experience in a creative leadership role as a Director at a game company, or branded content production company
  • A portfolio demonstrating a track record of delivering highly creative and effective content for Fortune 500 brands
  • Must have a passion for film, animation, and video games  
  • Strong composition and staging knowledge
  • Well versed in multiple production methodologies (2D, 3D, Motion Graphics Etc.)
  • Ability to lead by inspiring both artists and production leads
  • Experience pitching and executing creative ideas for existing projects and or new prospective clients
  • Ability to work efficiently and drive productivity with a team in a challenging environment 
  • Proactivity, drive, grit, determination and creative problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail, excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Able to drive improvements in processes and pipeline

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Production Coordinator

Production Coordinator 

Overview

Brazen’s Production Coordinator reports directly to the VP of Production.  S/he is a world class leader who is capable of propelling Brazen forward.  S/he is passionate about collaborating with and coordinating creative teams.  S/he must be relentless in his/her pursuit of excellence, not only for his/herself but for every member of the Brazen team.  This person is a schedule conscious, creative problem solver who always finds a way to achieve the studio’s goals and inspires others to do the same.  

Responsibilities

  • Proactively adapting to and executing the CEO/CCOs overall studio vision and mission
  • Coordinating with Production Managers & department leads across multiple departments
  • Coordinating on multiple projects, of varying type and scope simultaneously
  • Tracking and managing artists tasks 
  • Work towards leading on smaller scope projects 
  • Note taking and distribution
  • Lead kick-off meetings
  • Collaborate with team to improve studio processes and workflow

Skills & Expertise

  • Minimum BA/BS Degree
  • 1 + years production management experience at minimum Production coordinator level
  • In depth knowledge of animation production pipelines & workflows
  • Proven ability to coordinate on varying types of projects, and other endeavors, from start to completion
  • Highly motivated, team player who wants to learn and take on new challenges
  • Demonstrates consistent ability to coordinate high quality content, delivered on schedule 
  • Strong, diplomatic and clear verbal and written communicator 
  • Master at organization and prioritization
  • Efficient & creative problem-solver
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite

Required Qualifications

  • Lives and breathes Brazen’s Core Values: Grit, Accountability, Autonomy, Collaboration, Boldness, Passion, Innovation, & Class 
  • Ambitious, aspires to grow quickly within Brazen
  • High level of logical and emotional intelligence
  • Proficiency in shotgun a plus but not required

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Pipeline TD

Pipeline TD

Brazen is looking for someone who has experience in cg production and has a deep desire to help build a pipeline that is innovative and efficient.  Candidates may have a technical artist background and have pushed yourself beyond just aesthetics and more into tools and software development. Candidates may have worked in a part of the pipeline as an artist but enjoyed the challenge of making life easier for yourself and all the artists you collaborate with by developing tools and software for your team or other teams.  We are a highly collaborative studio that is constantly evolving the way we work and coming up with new tools to help push what we can achieve.

  • Strong python background, c++ and other programming languages are a huge benefit
  • Ability to learn new programming languages a must
  • Strong understanding of a CG pipeline
  • Strong desire to build tools for artists, solve problems, and innovate
  • Ability to support artists in all disciplines
  • Enjoys being challenged and can handle fast-paced production needs
  • Understands software development principles, unit testing, data structures, agile workflows
  • Basic understanding of computer systems, linux, windows, sys admin

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Associate Producer/ Producer

Associate Producer/ Producer

(Title will be based on experience level)

Brazen Animation is scouring the earth for an exceptional Producer.  This individual is an intelligent and eloquent communicator and master scheduler, excelling at prioritizing tasks and inspiring our talented crew to deliver beautiful work on time and under budget.  

Responsibilities to Include

  • Managing multiple projects simultaneously
  • Building and revising production schedules & project budgets
  • Tracking and reporting project progress
  • Strategizing with Executive Producer and/or VP of Production to find scheduling and budgetary efficiencies
  • Excellent Client Communication skills
  • Client Suite Management
  • Leading internal and client review sessions
  • Managing production management support staff

Required Skills & Expertise

  • Minimum BA/BS Degree
  • 4 + years production management experience at minimum Production Manager Level
  • 4+ years entertainment or commercial production experience in two or more of  the following areas: 
    • CG animation 
    • 2D animation
    • Motion Graphics Animation
    • Visual Effects
    • Live Action
    • Post Production Editorial
    • CG Architectural Renderings and Videos
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Google suite
  • Diplomatic and clear verbal and written communication
  • Master at organization and prioritization
  • Efficient & creative problem-solver
  • In depth knowledge of production pipelines & workflows
  • Strong and encouraging people leader

Required Qualifications

  • Fiercely Passionate about studio culture and team morale
  • Relentlessly positive and motivational demeanor
  • Desire to facilitate and support the creative process
  • Promotes collaboration amongst team members
  • Interested in helping to further build the studio by improving existing, and developing new processes and workflows 
  • Proven leadership experience in a creative environment
  • Desire to continue to grow exponentially along a production management career path 

*Knowledge of Shotgun software, although not required, is plus.

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Software Developer

Software Developer

Brazen is looking for a software developer to join our technology team to help create innovative and bold software and tools for artists and production. We are looking for someone that enjoys building tools and web apps for small teams, and doesn’t mind being a full stack developer at times.  We want someone that is passionate about what they do, a bold-thinker that can innovate and develop tools and apps that increase the efficiency of the studio.
  • Good knowledge of python or javascript, c++/rust experience a plus.
  • Familiar with agile workflows and working with a team of developers
  • Passion to explore innovative ideas and software, and work closely with a team of artists and production to meet their project and workflow needs.
  • Experience in CG productions/environments is a plus, but not a requirement
  • Fast-paced environment with a lot of projects to support. so being agile and the ability to multi-task is a plus.
  • On site position in Dallas.

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Look Dev/Lighting Artists

Look Dev/Lighting Artists (Contract or Fulltime)

Brazen Animation is seeking lighting/comp artists with strong technical ability of all levels, both in-house and remote for various upcoming projects. 

We are looking for someone with great communication skills and a passion for creating beautiful imagery!  They must have a knowledge of UV layout, shader trees, texture painting, lighting, layered and AOV setup and compositing. We are looking for an enthusiastic collaborator willing to work closely with peers on a daily basis to create bold, compelling images. Must be comfortable lighting and texturing in both stylized and realistic scenarios. 

Responsibilities to Include

  • Take direction from supervisor as well as demonstrate autonomy and time management 
  • Create textures and shaders that exemplify the reference provided
  • Execute shot setup, lighting, rendering and compositing a scene from start to finish
  • Collaborate and iterate with peers under tight deadlines to produce beautiful images

Qualifications

  • Thorough understanding of color, composition and lighting theory
  • Reel showing both great textures and lighting, (character and environmental)
  • Experience in additive compositing with Nuke
  • Strong working in Maya and current Vray and/or Arnold renderers
  • Good instincts for both stylized and realistic looks
  • Must have solid communication skills and work well within a team
  • Be willing and able to both give and receive feedback
  • Flexible and highly adaptable in a fast-paced, dynamic, high pressure, start-up environment
  • Strong work-ethic with lots of grit
  • Time management skills, ability to receive and execute notes in a timely manner
  • Strong problem solving skills

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Motion Graphics Artist

Motion Graphics Artist

Brazen Animation is looking for an in-house (Dallas) or remote Motion Graphics Artists of all levels to join a talented and growing team. We are looking for artists with grit, drive, passion, and a love for bringing personality and life to any story. They must have a knowledge of the animation principles, as well as strong pacing, graphic design, and storytelling skills. We are looking for an enthusiastic collaborator willing to work closely with an in-house team on a daily basis to create strong, compelling visuals. Please specify if you are interested in freelance/contract work or a fulltime position.

Responsibilities to Include

  • Report directly to Motion Graphics Supervisor
  • Create compelling and appealing animations with After Effects
  • Collaborate and iterate with team under tight deadlines to produce beautiful and meaningful work

Qualifications

  • Motivated to help tell stories with meaning and purpose 
  • Reel showing strong, stylized, and fun animation
  • Portfolio showing strong graphic design sensibilities skills a MUST
  • Strong proficiency in After Effects
  • C4D or cel animation proficiency is a plus
  • Good instincts for stylized and realistic motion
  • Able to design mockups and storyboards and come up with ideas independently
  • Must have solid communication skills and work well within a team
  • Be willing and able to both give and receive feedback
  • Self-starter personality that is constantly driven to improve and push quality in their work and others work as well
  • Flexible and highly adaptable in a fast-paced, dynamic, high pressure, start-up environment
  • Always looking to improve their workflow and the workflow of the team
  • Strong work-ethic showing grit and drive
  • Time management skills, ability to receive and execute animation notes in a timely manner
  • Strong problem solving skills

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FX TD

FX TD

Responsibilities:
  • Designs and creates effects animation and simulations to meet art-directed and aesthetic requirements of animation and visual effects production.
  • Shades, lights, renders and creates basic composites to demonstrate the usability of FX elements.
  • Scripts and writes expressions that allow reusability and efficiency of FX setups
Required Skills:
  • Proven experience in using particle systems, RBD, soft body, cloth, hair and pyro and fluid solvers to create smoke, fire, destruction, water, hair and cloth FX
  • An eye for details, good sense of timing and aesthetics.
  • A thorough understanding of techniques and technologies as they relate to computer graphics physical simulation.
  • Familiar with at least one renderer (preferably V-Ray and Mantra)
  • Proficiency in Nuke demonstrate viable of FX elements through slapcomps.
  • Ability to create procedural setups that can be re-used in production.
  • VFX, feature animation or episodic production experience.
  • Strong background in linear algebra math.
Preferred Skills:
  • Knowledge of VEX, python, hscript, maya or mel.
  • Knowledge of FX in game engines such as Unreal Engine or Unity.

If you’d like to be part of building stunning visuals and this sounds like a challenge you’re up for we’d love to hear from you! Apply here

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