Jobs


We are an Orlando-based storyboard house, and we hire mainly local freelancers. However, we are willing to consider distant artists for our larger projects.


Submitting Work To Us:

  • Unsolicited scripts and treatments will not be reviewed.
  • If sending a reel, a non-password protected link to Youtube or Vimeo is preferred.
  • Resumes sent via e-mail need to be included in the body of your e-mail. Do not attach files as they will not be opened. For information on writing resumes, go to www.YourResumeSucks.biz.
  • Please include a cover letter.
  • We are a creative firm. Resumes without supporting evidence of ability to storyboard, animate, model, write etc, will be thrown away (Unless it is for a non-creative position).
  • All sample work should be labeled with your name, address, phone number, and any other pertinent contact information.
  • Materials from any production should include a detailed description of your participation and contribution to the project
  • For animators, please include only shots, scenes, or art that you worked on.
  • Materials submitted will not be returned. Do not include any originals or master copies!
  • All printed portfolio materials should be 8.5 x 11 inches for filing purposes. We throw away larger portfolios.
  • Please do not send any unsolicted samples through e-mail. This bogs down our server. If you must show us your work via internet, please include a link only. If we want samples, we will request them as a PDF file.
  • Mark sure you have your name and contact info on every page and every sample.
  • We do not open unsolicited files, for fear of viruses. If you e-mail us resumes and graphics files, they will not be opened or viewed.

Free Storyboard forms

You may request a series of storyboard forms which you are free to use. There are 25 total files in the ZIP which will be sent to you. Of those, there are 5 different storyboard forms, each saved in 4 different formats: AI (Adobe Illustrator), CDR (CorelDRAW 10), JPG and PDF. The TV Storyboard Form – 3 up is also included as a PSD (Adobe Photoshop) file with all the levels pre-built for you. You can use this as a template to make PSDs of the other formats if you wish. Also included is a Storyboard Invoice in three formats. The last file is a TXT file containing the text of this message. Brought to you by Animatics & Storyboards, Inc and www.YourResumeSucks.biz. To request these FREEBIES, and others, click HERE to go to www.YourResumeSucks.biz/freebies.html.


Rules for Storyboard Artists
Getting Work With Us:

  • Be able to prove to us, with storyboard samples, that you can not only draw, but that you understand visual storytelling, directing, proper camera terms, proper use of arrows, proper scene, shot and panel numbering, screen direction and shot motivation.
  • Be willing to board a few sample scenes before you are sent to work with clients. We have to know, first hand, you are capable enough to uphold our high standards. Individual drawings are not good enough. We need to see entire sequences of storyboards.
  • We do not break new storyboard talent. Due to the nature of our business, you must have years of experience before we can have you work with our clients.
  • Know how to work with directors. Extensive experience or tests with Mark Simon will determine whether you are capable enough.
  • Be able to quickly sketch realistic people. Most of our clients are live action and do not want a cartoony look to their boards.

 

Working With Us:

  • Be reachable at all times. Clients call our studios at all times and on weekends and they want an immediate answer.
  • Return phone calls immediately. We run like all productions run, we start by calling our first choice and move down the list. The first one to answer our call and is available gets the job. We never have the luxury of waiting around for freelancers to call us back.
  • Be willing to take a job at a moments notice. 90% of our work starts within a day after a client calls.
  • Be willing to work nights, weekends and holidays when called on. Production keeps odd hours and we have to accommodate.
  • Have a professional phone manner. Much of our work is done over phone and email. Each of our artists represent us and must deal with our clients with courtesy and the professional manner our clients are accustomed
  • Provide to us storyboard samples to show our clients. The samples on our site are a good example of what we want to see. If you do not have sufficient samples, you are either not ready or need to make them.
  • Deliver boards on time, every time. There are no excuses.
  • Be able to complete at least 25 finished black and white panels per day.
  • More and more of our work is digital. Must work in Photoshop.
  • Most of our work now uses Toon Boom’s Storyboard Pro. A free demo version of the software may be downloaded online at www.ToonBoom.com.
  • Artists should have a Wacom Cintiq.
  • Be willing to make good money.

 

Local Artists (predominantly hired):

  • Be within 1.5 hours, driving time, from our Orlando studio.
  • Have reliable transportation.
  • Have high speed internet access.
  • Be able to work digitally and on the road.

 

Long Distance Artists:

  • Have a high-speed internet connection.
  • Have Skype and know how to share your screen.
  • Work digitally.
  • Have Adobe Photoshop and Toon Boom Storyboard Pro and know how to use them.

After sending us your best work, feel free to follow up with us in two to three weeks. Due to the amount of portfolios we receive, we do not have the time to respond to all applicants.
What we want to see:

  • Life drawings
  • Gestural drawings
  • Short storyboard scenes
  • Character design
  • Layouts
  • Backgrounds

Send your resume, link to your reel, and non-returnable portfolio to:
Attn: Mark Simon

marksimonbooks@yahoo.com
Animatics & Storyboards, Inc.
8137 Lake Crowell Circle
Orlando, FL 32836