I was employee #1 at GigaPix Animation Studios. It was an animation startup funded by investors across the US, with possible injections from India and the Middle East. It was a scam, and yes the CEO, President, and one of the salesmen went to federal prison. The work the artists put in was very real, and I want to talk about that. If you want to talk about the other stuff, it is a 2 drink minimum.
We created several pitches for TV and film. Developed trailers for movies that no one would ever see, and produced several pieces of content. I sold my 1st feature concept to GP and pitched shows to Disney on their behalf. I also ran the 2D department while working closely with Animation, VFX, and the 3D supervisor and teams. It was a madhouse run by lunatics, but we worked.
Animation startup needing content ideas and someone who can spearhead development around them
Created 30-40 pitches, developed 2-5 bibles and spec scripts, monthly. Managed 2D design staff
Movie and show trailers, pitches, print and sales material, and one FBI raid
Created animation pitchbooks and story bibles
Supervised all 2D production, character design, environment design, layout, etc.
Anything that was drawn was done so under my eye
Worked with VFX, Animation, and 3D supervisors to keep the look on brand
Reported directly to President and CEO
Character design, environment design, whatever needed to be done
New product management
Researched new software & technologies
Sponsored training programs
|Manager||Lead design team and interns||Hired and oversaw art and design teams|
|Creative||Oversaw storyboards, drawings, designs, color boards, and overall aesthetic||Worked with team supervisors to maintain overall story design.|
|Mentor||Built an internal library of books, and training materials||I researched software and techniques to improve the design, color, and flow and offered training and online classes.|
There is a lot here to unpack. Check in later.