Freelance Stop Motion Animators

Digital > Paid > Job Details
Type: Digital
Location: New York, NY
Salary: Paid $250/day
Duration: Ongoing

Mattel Creations and the Thomas Creator Collective seeks emerging New York based Stop Motion Director/Shooters with a passion for adventure films for ongoing web series shot with Thomas and Friends (Thomas the Tank Engine) toys.

The Thomas Creator Collective is an international group of writers, directors, animators, and composers that produce a live action adventure serialized web series for the official Thomas and Friends YouTube Channel. Our series has amassed over 140 million views and is one of Mattel’s most successful YouTube series. In 2017 the series won "Best Preschool Show Exclusively for a Streaming Platform" in the " Cynopsis Kids !magination Awards", beating out Netflix’s “Cirque du Soleil: Luna Petunia” and the Jim Henson Company’s “Word Party”.

Our series is inspired by the tone of Star Wars, Pixar Films the Marvel cinematic universe and even the Fast and Furious films.

We currently are seeking stop-motion animators to shoot in our fully equipped Chelsea studio complete with a modular train layout. Stop Motion animator/director will be provided everything needed to film scripted scenes including lighting equipment, Canon C100 Mark 2, and all props and supplies. Shooter/Director will primarily be shooting action sequences such as races, chases and crashes/accidents.
- Rate: $250 + Meals Per 8-10 hour Shoot day (Flexible Schedule/Shoot times depending on studio availability and your schedule)
- Knowledge of Canon Cameras (or willing to bring your own if preferred)
- Knowledge of Thomas & Friends helpful but not required.
- Editing Skills are a plus and being able to picture edit your own footage for an additional fee is possible.
- Stop Motion Director/Animator will be responsible for setting up/breaking down camera/lights and filming scenes.
- Open to providing a PA depending on scope of the shoot.
Please tell us a little about yourself and include examples of your stop motion animation either professional, student or personal. For samples of our work please check out our playlist below on the official Thomas and Friends channel.

Executive Producer
Thomas Creator Collective

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