On-Call Animator - Contractor pool
Udacity is on a mission to change lives, businesses and nations through radical talent transformation in digital technologies. We offer a unique and immersive online learning platform, powering corporate technical training in fields such as Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Data Science, Autonomous Systems, Cloud Computing and more. Our rapidly growing global organization is revolutionizing how the enterprise market bridges the talent shortage and skills gaps during their digital transformation journey. Udacity is proud to be backed by respected investors like Andreessen Horowitz, Charles River Ventures, Bertelsmann and Drive Capital, among other leading VC firms, and provides a powerful and differentiated solution inside of a $32b total addressable market opportunity. Udacity has more than 100 enterprise customers including Airbus, Bertelsmann, BNP Paribas, Leidos, Mazda, and the United States Air Force.
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We frequently have exciting projects in process, and periodically will need short to long-term contractors to partner with our content development team. As projects arise, our team will reach out to qualified candidates within the contractor pool with more information on the scope and expected duration of the project, as well as providing detailed information on compensation. If you love a challenge, truly want to make a difference, and would like to submit your availability to join our contractor pool, we encourage you to read on and apply!
Udacity’s Video Production team will periodically need an on-call Animator to partner with our Designers and Editors to assist with the creation of Udacity’s course and marketing content. On-call Animators work remotely with flexible work hours, and report to the Senior Creative Producer for job assignments. This position is fast-paced, requiring use of proper file structure and frequent communication with your Producer. This is an “on-call” position, and an estimate of the hours required for the project will be provided at the time we contact you. You will be asked to provide your own hardware and software.
The right candidate will have strong animation skills and know how to track media from concept to delivery. They’ll also be highly communicative and have experience working in fully integrated cross-functional teams.
What you’ll be doing:
- Creating animated 2D or 3D animations videos using After Effects
- Creating assets in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop
- Character or diagram animations with 3D software or plugins, such as C4D, Maya, Blender, 3DS Max, and Element 3D
- Essential Graphics
- Following storyboards & production scripts and providing feedback on ways to improve
- Communicating frequently with the project team via Slack & email
- Receiving and incorporating feedback at various points in the process
- Organizing assets (designs, videos, etc) in a Udacity standard file structure
- Working as part of a team and taking direction from senior animators, producers, and content designers
You’ll be an excellent fit if you have:
- Minimum 2 years experience with After Effects
- Familiarity with Premiere Pro, Illustrator, and Photoshop
- Familiarity with shape layer animation
- Experience with layout and typography
- A good eye for spacing/timing and design and the ability to follow a style guide
- Access to Adobe Creative Cloud
- A track record of working successfully remotely
- System requirements:
- Windows 7,8,10/ Mac OS
- Minimum 16GB RAM
- Dedicated GPU with minimum 4GB
If you’re interested in applying and meet the requirements above, please submit:
- Demo Reel of your AE work and any related asset creation
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