Beth. Senior illustrator / 2D animator / character designer at Floyd County Productions for FX channel's Archer and other animated studio projects.
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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.
I will send this suggestion along to my superiors. And by superiors I mean HEY BETH WE NEED MORE VELOCIRAPTORS HOPE YOU’RE READING MY POSTS STILL
I thought about passing it along, but then I started drawing dicks and now I can’t remember the question… Who are you? How did you get this number? Don’t ever call here again.
Well, these answers have the potential to be annoyingly long, so I’ll try and summarize thusly.
FCP doesn’t have a hiring process, exactly. When positions open, there are only a few public platforms you’re likely to hear about it (my tumblr being one of them). We’re always scouting for talent, but often we don’t have openings to gently wedge these talented folks into. However, if you’re asking about a company website or online application process, we have neither.
When we do have open recruitment periods, if your resume/portfolio demonstrates a high level of skill in whatever department is seeking, you would then be sent an art test from one of the directors to be completed in a timely manner. From there it’s up to the director to sort through the potential candidates and narrow down the applicants to their final choice.
As for new grad advice, I could word vomit for hours on this subject. It really depends on what position/studio setting/production genre you’re gearing toward if you want more specific dos-donts, so I’ll give you some universal all-important chunks:
If you want further advice, you’ll have to tell me a little more about your goals and intentions, but this is a pretty strong foundation and will apply to across the board to multiple art professions.
How many of you jerks and jerkettes would be interested in Archer styled bust commissions? Or full body poses at a higher price range? No restrictions on “type” of character. Real person or imagined are both acceptable. Just testing the waters, first.