Hornet is hiring.
For over 20 years, Hornet has been a beacon of imaginative storytelling, driving creative excellence in motion design, animation, and live action. We pride ourselves on a curated diversity of talent, delivering unique, ground-breaking work for clients and collaborators. Our mission reflects an enduring passion for storytelling and the magic found in creativity.
Hornet is seeking a skilled and enthusiastic Associate Creative Director to join our esteemed Motion team. The ACD will collaborate closely with our design and creative leadership teams, offering support on diverse projects ranging from the inception of initial pitch decks, to the creation of assets for production.
The ideal candidate possesses a keen awareness of contemporary trends, while also maintaining a forward-thinking mindset; actively engaging in the exploration of new mediums, styles, and emerging technologies. This pivotal role extends beyond the creation of visually stunning work, delving into the underlying purpose of the projects, their impact, and how they align with Hornet's extensive clientele. Responsibilities at Hornet will encompass strategic planning, concept development, design, animation and leadership.
Hornet Animation is seeking a Pipeline Technical Director (TD), staff or freelance, to join the team in New York, NY. The Pipeline TD must be meticulous, have the ability to communicate proactively, manage time accordingly based on each project’s specifications & resources, with passion, enthusiasm and the ability to technically & creatively realize the goals of the project and/or overarching needs of Hornet’s CG production pipeline and infrastructure. The Pipeline TD will demonstrate sound technical problem solving abilities commensurate with continual development / continuous integration méthodologies. Additionally, they must demonstrate abilities to interface with and derive solutions that are within the acceptable parameters of the creative needs of the studio, it’s artists, and propose / execute solutions that are within the established best practice of the various software packages listed below.
Hornet is seeking a Freelance Senior CG Lead to join the 3D department. Senior CG Leads demonstrate an ability to ensure the overall creative and budgetary goals of a CG production are met. Senior CG Leads correspond with a CG Supervisor, Creative Director, Producer, Executive Producer, and Direct to oversee all aspects of a project conforming to the wishes of the Director and Client. Senior CG Leads delegate responsibility, oversee team productivity, enforce project wide quality control standards, ensure pipeline best practices and standards are upheld, and load balance multiple tasks within a restricted time-frame.
Ideal candidates can proficiently model, look develop, and rig CG assets, as well as animate, light, and composite CG shots. Senior CG Leads work with live action footage, digital still photography, and rendered CG elements to create assets that are seamlessly integrated into assigned shotwork. Candidates should provide mentorship to all CG Artists on a given project, and must be able to provide task based guidance.
At Hornet, we believe in actively developing and encouraging new talent. The Hornet internship program gives young artists a chance to get hands-on experience in a supportive environment. We match interns with projects based on their area of interest and level of expertise. The mission of our internship program is to prepare and inspire the top talent of tomorrow.
Interns are paid an hourly rate of $20 with overtime after forty hours worked in a week.
**Our 2024 Winter Internship application is now closed. Applications are currently under review and we will reply to everyone with their status by late November.**