We are an Orlando-based storyboard house, and we hire mainly local
. However, we are willing to consider distant artists for
our larger projects.
Submitting Work To Us:
- Unsolicited scripts and treatments will not be reviewed.
- If sending a reel, DVD is preferred.
- Hard copies of resumes are always best to send us. If we like them,
we will make notes on them and file them for future reference.
- Links to resumes are too easily forgotten and you don't know how
they will print on our printers.
- Resumes sent via e-mail need to be included in the body of your
e-mail. Do not attach files as they will not be opened.
For information on writing resumes, go to www.YourResumeSucks.biz.
- Please include a cover letter.
- We are a creative firm. Resumes without supporting evidence of ability
to storyboard, animate, model, write etc, will be thrown away (Unless
it is for a non-creative position).
- All work should be labeled with your name, address,
phone number, and any other pertinent contact information.
- Materials from any production should include a detailed description
of your participation and contribution to the project.
- Please include only shots, scenes, or art that you worked
- Materials submitted will not be returned. Do not
include any originals or master copies!
- All portfolio materials should be 8.5 x 11 inches for filing purposes. We throw away larger portfolios.
- Please do not send any samples through e-mail. This bogs down our
server. If you must show us your work via internet, please include
a link only. If we want samples, we will request them as a PDF file.
- Mark sure you have your name and contact info on every page and every sample.
- We do not open unsolicited files, for fear of viruses. If you e-mail
us resumes and graphics files, they will not be opened or viewed.
- Online portfolio samples are good for quick reference, and are often
needed. However, for long term reference in our studio, hard copies
and reels in our studio are best.
- Since we hire mostly freelance per project, it may be a long time
between when we receive a portfolio, and need someone with your talents.
Without having your samples on file at our studio, we will not be
able to find you and call you.
Free Storyboard forms. You may request a series of storyboard forms which you are free to use. There are 25 total files in the ZIP which will be sent to you. Of those, there are 5 different storyboard forms, each saved in 4 different formats: AI (Adobe Illustrator),
CDR (CorelDRAW 10), JPG and PDF. The TV Storyboard Form - 3 up is also
included as a PSD (Adobe Photoshop) file with all the levels pre-built
for you. You can use this as a template to make PSDs of the other formats
if you wish. Also included is a Storyboard Invoice in three formats. The last file is a TXT file containing the text of this message. Brought to you by Animatics & Storyboards, Inc and www.YourResumeSucks.biz. To request these FREEBIES, and others, click HERE to go to www.YourResumeSucks.biz/freebies.html.
Rules for Storyboard Artists
Getting Work With Us:
- Be able to prove to us, with storyboard samples, that you can
not only draw, but that you understand visual storytelling, directing,
proper camera terms, proper use of arrows, proper scene, shot and
panel numbering, screen direction and shot motivation.
- Be willing to board a few sample scenes before you are sent to
work with clients. We have to know, first hand, you are capable
enough to uphold our high standards. Individual drawings are not good enough. We need to see entire sequences.
- Know how to work with directors. Extensive experience or tests
with Mark Simon will determine whether you are capable enough.
- Be able to quickly sketch realistic people. Most of our clients
are live action and do not want a cartoony look to their boards.
Working With Us:
- Be reachable at all times. Clients call our studios at all times
and on weekends and they want an immediate answer.
- Answer pages and return phone calls immediately. We run like all
productions run, we start by calling our first choice and move down
the list. The first one to answer our call and is available gets
the job. We never have the luxury of waiting around for freelancers
to call us back.
- Be willing to take a job at a moments notice. 90% of our work
starts a few hours after a client calls.
- Be willing to work nights, weekends and holidays when called on.
Production keeps odd hours and we have to accommodate.
- Have a professional phone manner. Much of our work is done over
phone and fax. Each of our artists represent us and must deal with
our clients with courtesy and the professional manner our clients
- Provide to us storyboard samples to show our clients. If you do
not have sufficient samples, you are either not ready or need to
- Deliver boards on time, every time. There are no excuses.
- Be able to complete at least 25 finished black and white panels
- More and more of our work is digital. Must work in Photoshop.
- Most of our work now uses Toon Boom's Storyboard Pro.
- Artists should have a Cintiq.
- Be willing to make good money.
Local Artists (predominantly hired):
- Be within 1.5 hours, driving time, from our Orlando studio.
- Have reliable transportation.
- Have a fax machine.
Long Distance Artists:
- Have a fax machine and a high-speed modem (cable, DSL, ISDN, T1).
- Have a good scanner and good knowledge of using it.
- Have Adobe Photoshop or Corel Photopaint and know how to use them.
After sending us your best work, feel free to follow up with us in two
to three weeks. Due to the amount of portfolios we receive, we do not
have the time to respond to applicants.
What we want to see:
Send your resume, reel, and non-returnable portfolio
- Life drawings
- Gestural drawings
- Short storyboard scenes
- Character design
- Rough and clean-up animation poses
Attn: Mark Simon
Animatics & Storyboards, Inc.
8137 Lake Crowell Circle
Orlando, FL 32836