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Vera Berkshire
Santa Monica, United States

I'm a Los Angeles based animation artist working in storyboarding, illustration, and animation. Accomplished filmmaker passionate about planning storyboards and drawing in a variety of styles. Pursuing positions producing artistic creations that exceed project expectations Employment Experience Showrunner's Assitant on Norman Picklestripes - Factory Create February 2019 - Present Freelance Storyboard Artist - Kaiser Permanente June 2018- October 2019 Story Artist/Animator - Winfield Historical Times… and Other Oddities March 2017- August 2018 Graphic Artist on How It’s Destroyed - 3Ball Entertainment February 2017 - April 2017 Education New York University Tisch School of the Arts Bachelor of Fine Arts​: Film and Television Awards Dragon in Distress, an animated short film written and directed by Vera Berkshire - Richard Protovin Award for Excellence in Animation - King Award Third Prize for Undergraduate Film and TV - King Award Best Screenwriting for Undergraduate Film and TV

Vera Berkshire
Santa Monica, United States

I'm a Los Angeles based animation artist working in storyboarding, illustration, and animation. Accomplished filmmaker passionate about planning storyboards and drawing in a variety of styles. Pursuing positions producing artistic creations that exceed project expectations Employment Experience Showrunner's Assitant on Norman Picklestripes - Factory Create February 2019 - Present Freelance Storyboard Artist - Kaiser Permanente June 2018- October 2019 Story Artist/Animator - Winfield Historical Times… and Other Oddities March 2017- August 2018 Graphic Artist on How It’s Destroyed - 3Ball Entertainment February 2017 - April 2017 Education New York University Tisch School of the Arts Bachelor of Fine Arts​: Film and Television Awards Dragon in Distress, an animated short film written and directed by Vera Berkshire - Richard Protovin Award for Excellence in Animation - King Award Third Prize for Undergraduate Film and TV - King Award Best Screenwriting for Undergraduate Film and TV

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I'm a Los Angeles based animation artist working in storyboarding, illustration, and animation. Accomplished filmmaker passionate about planning storyboards and drawing in a variety of styles. Pursuing positions producing artistic creations that exceed project expectations Employment Experience Showrunner's Assitant on Norman Picklestripes - Factory Create February 2019 - Present Freelance Storyboard Artist - Kaiser Permanente June 2018- October 2019 Story Artist/Animator - Winfield Historical Times… and Other Oddities March 2017- August 2018 Graphic Artist on How It’s Destroyed - 3Ball Entertainment February 2017 - April 2017 Education New York University Tisch School of the Arts Bachelor of Fine Arts​: Film and Television Awards Dragon in Distress, an animated short film written and directed by Vera Berkshire - Richard Protovin Award for Excellence in Animation - King Award Third Prize for Undergraduate Film and TV - King Award Best Screenwriting for Undergraduate Film and TV

Hey There! My name is Nick and I am an Independent 2D Animator/Motion Graphics Designer and Video Editor. I specialize in After Effects and Premiere Pro to develop my projects. I have developed Title Sequences for Cartoon Network, Graphic Assets for Live Streaming Apps and Animated Character Sprites for VR Games. Motion Graphics Reel https://www.twine.fm/signin Animation Directing Reel https://www.twine.fm/signin I have a Bachelors in Animation Below is a bit of my work history Motion Graphics Designer Americas Funniest Home Videos May 2018 to November 2018 -Developed Graphics for original web-series -Edited daily Facebook/Instagram/YouTube videos -Pitched and developed Original Shows and Series -Animated segments for season 28 in episodes 2 and 5 -Part of the Twitch development team Evolution LA Motion Graphics Animator April 2017 to April 2018 -Developed animated characters for the Emoji Movie VR experience -Worked on a large Social Media Ad campaign for Marvel Strike Force, Developed multiple different versions in length and aspect ratio. -Assisted in localization of the Marvel S.T.A.T.I.O.N. exhibit -Created graphics for Discovery Kids App Sizzle Reel Graphics Animation Consultant Cheetah Mobile 2017 to 2018 -Developed Graphic Assets for the launch of the Live streaming quiz show QuizBiz on the LiveMe app Freelance 2D Animation Compositor 2017 to 2018 Fishy Short Film Spin Short Film Ben and Matt Short Film Art Director AS Rodgers Productions 2016 to 2018 -Developed an Animated 10 episode Web-Series as a digital promotion for a Halloween Theatre Show. -Created a 22 minute animated pilot based on the web series -Created a Pitch Deck to go along with the Pilot Video Editor Splash Entertainment/Kabillion Entertainment 2014 to 2017 -Edited weekly VOD content for distribution on OTT cable channels for Kabillion and Kabillion Girls Rule -Developed seasonal promos for Kabillion and Kabillion Girls Rules -Created promos and OSA's for branded content with partners such as Disney Channel, Disney XD, and Nintendo -Assistant Animatic Editor for The Real Tooth Fairies -Assistant Animation Retake Editor for The Real Tooth Fairies -Worked with the VP of Worldwide Distribution to do foreign language laybacks on multiple shows for Latin America and Asian Markets. Title Sequence Animator Cartoon Network 2015 to 2016 -Created 2D retro game graphics for Regular Show The Movie Title Sequence -Recreated the intro of Uncle Grandpa in low poly CG animation for a special Guest Directed Shorts Episode. Video Editor/Motion Graphics Designer Tv Guide Magazine 2012 to 2013 -Developed graphics for the YouTube coverage of San Diego Comic Con -Camera Assistant on Photo/Video Shoots -Created graphics for the 60th anniversary sizzle reel that was screened at the WGA -Edited weekly YouTube Videos, for Press events, Cubicle confessions and Red Carpet Events

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How To Hire An Animator in Santa Monica, US

To get started, choose what kind of animation you need for your project.

For example:

  • 2D animation
  • 3D animation
  • Stop motion animation
  • Custom cartoon animation
  • Motion graphics

Once you’ve chosen your style, it’s time to move on to the shortlisting process:

How To Shortlist An Animator

Shortlisting an animator can seem like a time-consuming task.

We’ve made it easy for you.

Here’s a quick overview of how to find an animator on Twine:

  1. Post up a job
  2. Wait for animation specialists to pitch to you
  3. Review your pitches and choose a candidate
  4. Agree your terms
  5. Voila!
Tips For Writing Your Job Description

Here’s an interesting statistic:

75% of the pitches for jobs online are from freelancers who are not qualified to do the work

Why?

Because the description doesn't clearly explain what the client wants, so freelancers pitch in hoping that the work might match their skill set.

On Twine, we manually vet all the pitches that a client receives to make sure you don’t have to spend hours filtering out unqualified freelancers.

But it’s still really important to make your brief stand out by being clear and concise.

Clearly-written job briefs allow animation experts to quickly scan your requirements and determine if they’re a good fit for your project before getting in touch.

When writing the animator’s job description, make sure to include the following:

  • Who you are
  • What you need (and why)
  • The size of your project
  • Your vision for the project
  • Examples of styles you like
  • Target audience
  • Budget
  • Deadline
How Much Does It Cost To Hire An Animator in Santa Monica, US?

Animation rates vary significantly from project-to-project in Santa Monica, US.

When negotiating a freelance animator’s hourly or day rate, you’ll be sent a quote based on the length of time the animation will take to produce.

Using the data from our network of professional freelance animators, here are the ranges you can expect for a day’s work (7-8 hours):

Animator LevelJuniorMid-LevelExpert
Day Rate$150-250$250-500$500-1000

Here are the price ranges in GBP:

Animator LevelJuniorMid-LevelExpert
Day Rate£100-£200£200-£400£400-£800

If you’d like a more thorough overview of common animation commission prices on the platform, head over to our animation marketplace to view current listings.

Frequently Asked Questions
Why hire an animator in Santa Monica, US?

Here’s the deal:

With a market value of over 259 billion U.S. dollars, animation remains as one of the most popular and engaging mediums for connecting with an audience.

Since the industry’s inception with cartoon studios in the early 1900’s, animation is now at the core of many different sectors, including:

  • Web Design
  • Video Games
  • Marketing & Advertising
  • Social Media Content
  • Film

Although what animators do day-to-day has changed a lot over the last century, the impact of what animation can do for your business has not.

Don’t believe us? Read this stat:

Each day, 100 million internet users watch an online animated video.

And not only that! One minute of video is equal to 1.8 million words.

It’s no surprise then that 76% of marketers plan to increase their use of YouTube and video marketing next year.

How can animated video benefit my business?

Here’s another statistic:

Viewers retain 95% of a message when they watch it in a video, compared to 10% when reading it as text.

If you aren’t already using video as a core aspect of your marketing strategy, you should be!

But why animated video?

Here are the three main advantages of using animated video over traditional video content:

  • Stand out from your competitors

    Animation is friendly, futuristic and forward-thinking, setting you apart from the pack of talking head videos your competitors are using.

  • Keep it simple

    Animation turns complex ideas into an engaging narrative, making it easy for leads to understand how your product or service works.

  • Improve your SEO

    Google loves animated video due to its high-retention rate and evergreen nature. A high-quality animated video can significantly improve your presence on Google, making it easier for leads to find you.

What are the benefits of hiring a freelance animator?

Here are some of the biggest benefits of choosing a freelance animator in Santa Monica, US through Twine over an animators agency:

  • Lower overhead costs

    This includes office space, company benefits, employee training and set working hours.

  • Experience

    Many professional animators will hone their craft at an animation studio before going it alone as a freelancer. This means that freelance animators are often the most experienced, efficient and professional specialists in the game.

  • Expertise

    If you’ve been wondering where to find animators that specialize in a particular niche of animation, the freelance market is for you! Freelance animators often dedicate themselves to particular animation commissions (such as explainer videos).

  • Flexibility

    Hiring an animation freelancer allows you to set your own hours and rates relative to the nature of your project. You can assign them work as and when it suits you without the hassle of a long-term contract.

What are you waiting for?

Post a job on Twine now and be matched with a wide range of high quality animators in Santa Monica, US in a matter of hours. If you’ve got any questions then you can ask online animators and they’ll be happy to help you via the public questions feature.

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