Cosgrave Hall Fitzpatrick are hiring!

Cosgrove Hall Fitzpatrick Entertainment, are seeking outstanding Flash Artists for an initial 30 week contract starting in September, based from their new studios in Didsbury near Manchester.

 Company Profile

Cosgrove Hall Fitzpatrick Entertainment was founded by Brian Cosgrove, Mark Hall (succeeded by his son, Simon Hall) and Francis Fitzpatrick to create entertaining, innovative and brilliantly characterised children’s television shows that will appeal to global audiences.

It is a name set to become synonymous with high quality children’s entertainment, drawing on both the development talents of its creative team and Cosgrove Hall’s 40 year legacy as one of the UK’s most respected and influential producers of animated programmes.

The company operates from its historic home in Manchester and has offices in London and New York.

Positions that are currently available:

Flash Design Prep Artists x 2

Role Requirements

- Must have proven 2D Flash Design Prep experience.

- Broadcast series experience is preferred.

- Excellent drawing and design skills essential

- Excellent knowledge of Adobe Flash and Photoshop essential

- A good understanding of the Flash animation process and the technical possibilities.

- An understanding of Design considerations an advantage.

- Will be responsible for transferring designs into FLASH  (character, prop and set ) from artwork created in another medium (Photoshop, Illustrator) and reproducing the correct design and line quality to    the specifications of the Art / Animation Director.

- Will be responsible for all Prep for animation .

- Must have good interpersonal skills, communicate well and be willing to take notes and direction, under tight deadlines. (have combined 2 x lines)

- Ability to work within a production schedule sustaining the quotas set out by the Production  Management team.

- Must be flexible, willing to learn and be a motivated and motivating team player.

- Must be willing to work in-house at our client’s Didsbury studio.

- Must be Available to start in September

An initial 30 week contract is available however a longer contract may be available for the right candidate.

Contracts will be subject to a short probationary period.

Good rates are available and will be dependent upon experience.


 Flash Lead Animators x 2

 Role Requirements

- Must have proven 2D FLASH character animation experience plus  an excellent knowledge of traditional animation principles.

- The ideal candidate will have Lead Animator experience.

- Broadcast series experience is essential.

- Will work closely with the Animation Director to create a high standard of animation for broadcast.

- Must communicate well and be willing to take notes and direction, under tight deadlines.

- Able to work within a production schedule and share progress with the Production Management.

- The ideal candidate will have experience of leading a small team, assigning and approving work and maintaining the production schedule.

- Ability to problem solve and predict potential problems with assigned tasks

- Must be flexible, willing to learn and be a motivated and motivating team player.

- Must have good interpersonal skills.

- Must be willing to work in-house at our Didsbury studio.

- Must be available to start in September

- Initially a 30 week contract.

- A probationary period will be included within the successful candidate’s contract.

 

An initial 30 week contract is available however a longer contract may be available for the right candidate.

Contracts will be subject to a short probationary period.

Good rates are available and will be dependent upon experience.

 

 

Layout Artist Team Lead x 1

Role Requirements

- Must have proven 2D Layout design experience.

- Must have proven Skills in Flash

- Broadcast series experience is essential.

- Excellent knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and FLASH

- The ideal candidate will have experience of leading a small team, assigning and approving work and maintaining the production schedule.

- Essential to have a thorough understanding of the animation process and the technical possibilities available.

- Responsible for splicing the animatic images / audio, cataloguing these into episode and shot folders in Flash

- Producing layouts that define the Backgrounds and action that will take place within each scene, ensuring staging is technically correct.

- Will work closely with the Lead Animators to prioritise the scenes for animation.

- Must communicate well and be willing to take notes and direction under tight deadlines.

- Able to work within a production schedule and share progress with the Production Management.

- Ability to problem solve and predict potential problems with assigned tasks

- Must be flexible, willing to learn and be a motivated and motivating team player.

- Must have good interpersonal skills.

- Must be willing to work in-house at our client’s Didsbury studio.

- Preferably available to start in October or soon after

An initial 30 week contract is available however a longer contract may be available for the right candidate.

Contracts will be subject to a short probationary period.

Good rates are available and will be dependent upon experience.

 

Layout Artists x 2

Role Requirements

- Must have proven 2D design experience.

- Must have proven Skills in Flash

- Broadcast series experience is preferable

- Excellent knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and FLASH

- Essential to have a good understanding of the animation process and the technical possibilities available.

- Producing Layouts   that define the Backgrounds and action that will take place within each scene, ensuring staging is technically correct.

- Must communicate well and be willing to take notes and direction, under tight deadlines.

- Ability to work within a production schedule sustaining the quotas set out by the Production Management team

- Must be flexible, willing to learn and be a motivated and motivating team player.

- Must have good interpersonal skills.

- Must be willing to work in-house at our client’s Didsbury studio.

- Preferably available to start in October or soon after

An initial 30 week contract is available however a longer contract may be available for the right candidate.

Contracts will be subject to a short probationary period.

Good rates are available and will be dependent upon experience.

 

Flash Animators (x8.5)

Role Requirements

- Must have proven 2D FLASH character animation experience.

- Preferably experience on broadcast series or film production.

- Minimum of 2 years’ experience

- Must have excellent knowledge of traditional animation principles and the ability to apply them to the digital medium.

- Must be flexible, willing to learn and follow instruction of the Animation Director / Lead Animator.

- Ability to work within a production schedule sustaining the quotas set out by the Production Management team.

- Must have good interpersonal skills.

- Must be willing to work in-house at our client’s Didsbury studio.

- Must be available to start in November

 

An initial 30 week contract is available however a longer contract may be available for the right candidate.

Contracts will be subject to a short probationary period.

Good rates are available and will be dependent upon experience.

 

Junior Flash Animators x 4

Role Requirements

- This role will be suited to an animation graduate or a candidate having interned with an animation studio recently.

- The ideal candidate will have Flash experience and a good knowledge of the software.

- Must have a good knowledge of traditional animation principles and the ability to apply them to the digital medium.

- Must be flexible, willing to learn and follow instruction of the lead animator.

- Ability to work within a production schedule sustaining the quotas set out by the Production Management team.

- Must have good interpersonal skills.

- Must be willing to work in-house at our client’s Didsbury studio.

- Must be available to start in November

 

An initial 30 week contract is available however a longer contract may be available for the right candidate.

Contracts will be subject to a short probationary period.

Good rates are available and will be dependent upon experience.

Production Coordinators and Assistants – Animation

Role Requirements

 

- Experience on a 2D animated series is preferred, although all genres will be considered.

- Will work under the guidance of the Producers/Production Management team.

- Ability to record and report on various stages of Production.

- Able to work within a production schedule and share progress with the Production Management.

- Creation of tracking materials as instructed by the Production Management team.

- Administrational duties across several internal departments.

- Good knowledge of Microsoft outlook is essential.

- Ability to problem solve and predict potential problems with assigned tasks.

- Must be flexible, willing to learn and be a motivated and motivating team player.

- Must have good interpersonal skills.

- Must be willing to work in-house at our client’s Didsbury studio.

- Must be available to start in October / November

 

An initial 30 week contract is available however a longer contract may be available for the right candidate.

Contracts will be subject to a short probationary period.

Good rates are available and will be dependent upon experience.

Background Artists x 5

Role Requirements

- Must have proven 2D Background artist experience.

- Broadcast series experience is preferred.

- You must have excellent drawing skills with a great sense of colour, design, perspective, staging, camera placement and composition

- Excellent knowledge of Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop essential

- Will be responsible for designing BG key angles in line with the storyboard composition, maintaining the style and quality of the project and to the approval of the BG Supervisor.

- A good understanding of the animation process and the technical possibilities.

- Must have good interpersonal skills, communicate well and be willing to take notes and direction, under tight deadlines.

- Ability to work within a production schedule sustaining the quotas set out by the Production Management team.

- Must be flexible, willing to learn and be a motivated and motivating team player.

- Must be willing to work in-house at our client’s Didsbury studio.

- Must be Available to start in September

An initial 30 week contract is available however a longer contract may be available for the right candidate.

Contracts will be subject to a short probationary period.

Good rates of pay are available and will be dependent upon experience.

 

Lead Flash Compositor, Render & SFX x2
 

Role Requirements

 
- Must have proven experience in Flash and After Effects.
- Broadcast series experience is essential.
- Must be capable of compositing and rendering all animated Flash shots, including camera moves and SFX
- Must have experience of supervising and monitoring a small team.
- Must have an excellent understanding of the animation process and the technical aspects required.
- Must have good interpersonal skills, communicate well and be willing to take notes and direction, under tight deadlines.
- Must have the ability to work within a production schedule sustaining the quotas set out by the Production Management team.
- Will be required to supply feedback on the progress of the rendering and compositing team.
- Must be flexible, willing to learn and be a motivated and motivating team player.
- Must be willing to work in-house at our client’s Didsbury studio.
- Must be Available to start in September

An initial 30 week contract is available however a longer contract may be available for the right candidate.

Contracts will be subject to a short probationary period.

Good rates of pay are available and will be dependent upon experience.

 

Flash Compositor, Render & SFX x 2

Role Requirements

 

- Must have proven 2D rendering and compositing experience using Flash and After Effects.

- Broadcast series experience is preferred.

- Excellent knowledge of Flash and After Effects essential

- Will be responsible for compositing and rendering al Flash animated shots including camera moves and SFX maintaining the  quality of the project and to the approval of the Lead compositor .

- A good understanding of the animation process and the technical possibilities.

- Must have good interpersonal skills, communicate well and be willing to take notes and direction, under tight deadlines.

- Ability to work within a production schedule sustaining the quotas set out by the Production Management team.

- Must be flexible, willing to learn and be a motivated and motivating team player.

- Must be willing to work in-house at our client’s Didsbury studio.

- Must be Available to start in October

An initial 30 week contract is available however a longer contract may be available for the right candidate.

Contracts will be subject to a short probationary period.

Good rates of pay are available and will be dependent upon experience.

 

Email Nikkifeare@chfmedia.com with a C.V. and portfolio.

 

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