That would depend on several things, all of which I would prefer to discuss off anon. However, it’s not totally out of the realm of possibilities!
I hope you don’t mind if I answer this publicly, but I get this type of question pretty often so it’s good to refresh it for newer followers periodically.
There’s no 100% accurate way to answer this, really. Every recruiting situation is different from studio to studio- based on time, resources, department, etc. It’s always been my experience (both in hiring and getting hired) that you will be googled, at the very least. You would benefit from reading my 6 things (most) recruiters want artists to know about the hiring process post, in which I cover some of these concerns, as well as this previous ask.
As a general rule, I’ve told people in the past, “don’t be an asshole.” In the entire history of my career, I can’t think of one single example of the studios I’ve worked with hiring someone who’s obviously a massive jerk, just because this anthropomorphic phallus could draw amazingly. There’s someone out there that can usually match your skill line for line, and doesn’t come with all the extra attitude-baggage.
We see blogs/tumblrs/facebooks/etc as our safe zones, despite being public forums, and intrinsically places where we feel like we can be ourselves, uncensored and unedited. However, the reality is different. If you’re worried about employers, I think a safe rule of thumb is don’t blog anything you don’t feel comfortable being shoved in your face at a future date. You should always be prepared to stand by, and perhaps justify, your online persona. The line will be different for everyone, so just don’t cross your own personal boundary.
Yup, actually. I’m a traditionally trained 2D animator, and once I started doing all my pencil tests in red col-erase, the habit stuck. My brain now correlates the red with being free and loose, like rough animations.
Thank you. I actually don’t work traditionally, like at all, these days. It’s not a great habit, since it caused me to not draw outside of studio/freelance work for the last 2-3 years. I’ve been pretty burned out.
But! Lately I’m pushing myself to draw for fun again, so that eventually I can build up more design work for my portfolio that isn’t Floyd County exclusive. For now, I’m just brushing up my chops in my own personal style.
When I did work traditionally, I did the minimum clean-up post scanning. I usually liked the rough, free look, and just tried to strengthen the contrast with a little hue/saturation adjustment in PS.
Yup, Chozen has been canceled. Such is the nature of the industry. I’m very saddened that we’re releasing so many amazing artists here at FCP with the loss of the production. The writing improved greatly as the season progressed, and the art direction was always brilliant on our end.
I was promoted into a position that moved me off Archer around mid-season, but I still contributed sporadically to both Archer and Chozen after I moved departments. We’re losing artists on both shows that I feel very honored to call co-workers and friends.
Thanks! All boners are acceptable here.
Nope! Syndication is when a network, other than the one that first aired the program, buys the rights to also air the show with designated stipulations decided upon by all parties. As of May 2015, Archer seasons 1-4 will begin airing on Comedy Central and FXX. FX is still the exclusive home for all future un-aired Archer episodes, but you’ll be able to conveniently catch our reruns on other channels besides FX.
So with all these available avenues (including Netflix and Amazon), all you jerks have no excuse for not watching Archer.
The deal covers all existing seasons and includes commitments for future seasons of the spy toon, which will begin airing on Comedy Central beginning as soon as May 2015. For the first two years, Comedy Central will have exclusive window pre-midnight, while FXX has exclusivity post-midnight. After that there will be no exclusive windowing parameters.
They syndicated us so hard.