Seeking Flash Animator

Title:
Flash Animator

Job Type:
Part Time Contractor

About Koolbit:
Koolbit is compose of veterans from Zynga, EA, Kixeye, Kabam, Multimedia Games, WMS Gaming, IGT, Pokerstars, and Betfair.

Driven by a vision to put a Casino on Every Device, Koolbit is building the world’s first and largest Mobile Casino Network. The Koolbit network consists of more than 25 apps and websites. Under Koolbit’s flagship brand, 1Up Casino, 5M players are enjoying slots, bingo, and table games on Android, Amazon, Apple and desktop devices.

Job Descriptions:
The role of the Contract Flash Animator is to assist in the creation of slots symbol animations, visual effects, and character puppetry animations under the supervision of the Art Director. This member of the art staff will also be required to work on vector graphics and simple paint-overs.
Under direct supervision of the Art Director, you will actively learn as you create character design, text treatment, animation and apply color theory.  You will use your proficiency in Flash and Photoshop while learning other art methodologies.  You will broaden your artistic abilities as well as software expertise through company training, independent learning, and learning from the Art Director.

This is a contract position and one can work remotely from home. During special circumstances the Art Director may advice this position holder to work in Koolbit’s San Francisco office located on 1151 Mission Street. The hours are flexible so one may continue their academic studies while producing exciting animation assets during their spare time.

Qualifications:
Proficiency and experiences in creating character animation, visual effects, and graphics in Flash and Photoshop
Strong aesthetics, with good drawing skills and color sensibilities
Ability to keep files clean and well organized
Able to follow detailed instructions and open to constructive critiques
Be able to work at an ultra-fast paced production environment

Required Skills:
Flash
Photoshop

Job Location:
San Francisco, California. 1151 Mission Street. 94103

Application:
Applicants should provide resume and a link to an online portfolio with demo reel.
Please send your application to daniel@koolbit.com

For further inquiries about this role, please contact:
Daniel Chou
Art Director
415.859.8889
daniel@koolbit.com

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SAVE THE DATE: The Vagabonds (Costume Carnival) @ April 5th!

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FREE Disaster Preparedness Training!!! (Wednesday, April 16th and 30th)

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Sony Imageworks at AAU Wednesday, March 26th!

Spend an afternoon with Sony Imageworks! Get a behind-the-scenes look at the visual effects from The Amazing Spider-Man 2 and other blockbusters.

All students and alumni welcome.

Bring your questions!

Wednesday, March 26th, 2014
1:30 PM – 3:00 PM
491 Post St. / Morgan Auditorium

Unfortunately, Sony Pictures will not allow us to stream or video this event.

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SAVE THE DATE: MUS Collaboration Event on April 10!

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Life After Pi

Life After Pi” is a short documentary about Rhythm & Hues Studios, the L.A. based Visual Effects company that won an Academy Award for its groundbreaking work on “Life of Pi”– just two weeks after declaring bankruptcy. The film explores rapidly changing forces impacting the global VFX community, and the Film Industry as a whole.

This is only the first chapter of an upcoming feature-length documentary “Hollywood Ending,” that delves into the larger, complex challenges facing the US Film Industry and the many professionals working within it, whose fates and livelihood are intertwined.

For more information, go to http://www.hollywoodendingmovie.com/.

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DreamWorks Animation Event – Wed., March 5th!

Spend an evening with DreamWorks Animation!

Get an insider’s perspective on the art from Mr. Peabody & Sherman, The Croods and Madagascar. All students and alumni welcome.

Bring your questions!

Wednesday, March 5th, 2014
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
491 Post St. / Morgan Auditorium

Unfortunately, DreamWorks Animation will not allow us to stream or video this event.

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Blue Sky Studios on Campus – TONIGHT

Blue Sky Studios will have a presentation TONIGHT. 

They will be talking about industry plans, showing stuff from Rio 2, and giving an overview of what they look for in new hires!

Thursday, Feb. 27
7-9pm
2151 Van Ness – St. Brigid’s

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Women in Animation Panel at DreamWorks

Bay Area Women in Film and Media is hosting a Women in Animation Panel at DreamWorks Redwoods Studio this Thursday at 6:30 pm.

What’s the magic behind highly-successful animated films such as the “Shrek” saga, “Madagascar,” “Kung Fu Panda,” “Mr. Peabody & Sherman” and many more?

Come and discover it first-hand at the “Women of DreamWorks” event. On Feb 27, 2014 at 6:30 pm join us at DreamWorks North California PDI headquarters for a panel discussion with Gail Currey, Head of PDI-DreamWorks, Holly Edwards, Associate Producer of “Mr. Peabody & Sherman,” and Lara Breay ,Producer of “The Penguins of Madagascar.”

These established animation professionals will discuss their roles at PDI DreamWorks and give attendants an exclusive behind-the-scenes look of their upcoming releases as well as other successful Dreamworks films.

This is a special co-ed event and open to the general public.

ALL ATTENDEES MUST REGISTER ONLINE AND PURCHASE TICKETS IN ADVANCE BY FEB 24, 2014 AND SPACE IS LIMITED.

TICKETS WILL NOT BE SOLD AT THE DOOR.

FREE for BAWIFM members, $30 for NON-MEMBERS. Discounts for PGA/DGA/WIA members.

For more information, click here.

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Registration Now Open for Summer & Fall 2014

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