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Color Key Artist


Color Key Artist

• Emerging Level


Skydance Animation is seeking a Color Key Artist to help with the look for our first animated series.

Category Animation  Art Department 
Location Greater Los Angeles Area
Time Period Full Time
Posted Date Apr 06, 2022
Start Date N/A
End Date N/A

Job Description

An ideal candidate should understand how light works from pre-production to post, have a great eye for color, and create stunning backgrounds which will be used in production. This person will be responsible for the look, feel, and mood of the project, by painting background images and doing color corrections. #animation

  • Create color for film concepts, environments, backgrounds, color keys, lighting, and prop design 
  • Understand how to best light backdrops to provide a smooth and even color key in editing
  • Generate a color style guide
  • Create color keys for the vendor
  • Generate high-resolution backgrounds for compositing into final shots
  • Review storyboard to ensure continuity of color key models
  • Communicate with the Production Designers and Production
  • Rework Material from feedback and notes while maintaining a fresh perspective
  • Perform research that will inform the design of the work 
  • Create presentation materials as needed
  • Complete work on deadline
  • Collaboration with others, inside and outside the Visual Development team, establishing effective working relationships and fluid communication with colleagues
  • Successfully share information and ideas securing the most meaningful message is perfectly conveyed
  • 1+ years of professional experience in the animation industry
  • Strong drawing and painting skills 
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Working knowledge of tools and software such as Photoshop, Adobe, Illustrator, and other design software

Job Type Full Time 
Weekly Limit N/A
Shift Day
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