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Stop-Mo Animator

Who we are…

Hallmark Labs (a subsidiary of Hallmark), based in Santa Monica, CA, is the parent company of three digital services; Feeln.com (a subscription video on demand service), HallmarkeCards.com (a digital social expression service), and Ink & Main (an ecommerce platform for personalized greeting cards). We’re leveraging Hallmark’s experience creating meaningful, emotional connections, and rapidly progressing a century old, privately-owned, iconic American brand to the forefront of the digital age with cutting-edge technology.

What we need…

We are looking for a talented, passionate Stop-Mo Animator to assist our team in Los Angeles. The position would involve asset fabrication, Stop-Motion Animation, and compositing. Be the one who brings our Stop-Motion productions to the next level! Working closely with artists and producers, the position would call for creative problem solving and innovative uses of technology to assist in our productions.  The ideal candidate will be organized, energetic, and inventive. A love of movies and cartoons is a must. 

This is a 3 month temporary position with the possibility of becoming permanent.

This job involves the following responsibilities…

  • Fabricate assets and sets for stop-motion productions
  • Animate assets and capture animation using a DSLR and Stop Motion Software  
  • Composite Stop-Motion animations and other digital assets together
  • Take and implement notes from directors
  • Pitch eCard ideas that our audience will love!

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986, Hallmark Labs will hire only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States.  Employment by Hallmark Labs is contingent upon the signing of the Employment Agreement, completing Form I-9 Employment Eligibility Verification and satisfactory reference and background checks.

Who we think would be a fit…

We are looking for someone who thrives on being creative.  You might be someone just out of Art School or has been practicing the craft for a while, but loves working with small teams and seeing their ideas come to life. You have the skills and portfolio, but you still love to learn - and you enjoy taking the initiative to solve creative challenges.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Portfolio or Reel demonstrating Stop-Mo fabrication/animation and compositing ability
  • Proficiency in Dragon Frame and After Effects
  • Art Degree or other equivalent experience/qualification
  • 1+ year experience working on a team

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1+ Year of working on a professional production team

Hallmark Labs is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, pregnancy, national origin, physical or mental disability, genetics, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, or any other legally-protected status. To view your rights as an applicant please review the following EEO posters: “EEO is the Law” poster and the "EEO is the Law Supplement"

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