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ATTENTION: paid animation gig!

Posted by Jazza - January 27th, 2011

As some might be aware from my other posts, I'm producing an extremely large and ambitious flash game titled "Ortus" with a team of 13-15 people.

Unfortunately our previous Special Effects animator is no longer able to be a part of the team, so I'm extending an open invitation to anyone with the skills. The job is paid and the game itself is extremely ambitious, and will be a worthy use of your time. the game itself is an isometric RPG, similar in ways, to games like Baldur's Gate and Diablo.

Following are details to the position, and the role it plays

- animated special effects for in game mechanics (spells, blasts, gore, etc)
- icon design for spells and ability icons

- skilled in visually creating and animating elemental imagery (fire, ice, blood, etc)
- adept in recent versions of flash (CS3 to CS5)
- hard working, and timely creation of needed game aspects
- regularly available, and enthusiastic!

If you are interested in being an important part of what may very well be one of the biggest flash games of this year, produced by Armorgames and Jazzastudios, do the following:

Email me: jazza (at) jazzastudios.com
Pease include in your email:
- links to (or attached) what you feel are the best representations of your abilities in flash, particularly in the realm of special effects
- a little about yourself, why you feel you are the one for the job, and if possible, any previous experience you may have had in the online flash/game industry

If you're unsure weather or not to apply, just apply, I need to see as many possibilities as I can, I'm most interested in someone with the skills and enthusiasm to get the job done on time, and a good team player.

Looking forward to hearing from you!


I'd recommend Samus, just sayin'

Haha. He's the previous SFX guy who had to leave the project unfortunately. We both wanted him on the project but sometimes stuff happens :(

I'll give it a shot, I'm no pro but just sending it to you gives me somtehing to do. Im out of a job so I have nothing but time.

Also forgot to ask (sorry for the double post) whats the framerate?

20 fps :)

Look around for some After Effects masters (unless you want the effects made in flash)

yeah it's all gotta be done in flash

Not me! But I do plan on a story board of a Larry Christmas special :P But ignore that, and get your head in the game. The Ortus game!

baha awesome :)

I sent you an email :)

gahh fuck I'm really tempted to try and open flash again and see if I can still do effects well

Unfortunately, the best animators on this site all have projects of their own.
It's already hard enough to animate as a high school student alone.
Good luck, though!

any three-dimensional stuff required?

yes, but we got it covered

I spotted something a couple days ago- check out this:
<a href="http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/559446">http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view /559446</a>
click Scene Select n hit Frost.

HOW GOOD IS THAT GUY'S SMOKE?? These stickman guys sometimes; they can't draw, but the kick the shit out o me in effects.

meh, i'd really like to, but i only have flash 8. plus special effects aren't exactly my forte'.

Check out this guy's smoke and fire effects, he's pretty good:
<a href="http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/559741">http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view /559741</a>

Amend your post:

"If you're unsure weather or not to apply, then your application has already been rejected."


lol! i was trying to encourage the shy talented ones, not the untalented obnoxious ones. :P

I had 50 years of Art institute college. can i draaw?????

Well then try getting in touch with Adam Phillips, he's the best with water (frikking did water for disney), and that would help out with other liquid effects (like the blood) in fact, look at this for how well he did blood <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1X2TGiNShBQ">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1X2TGi NShBQ</a>. He has some great fire effects demonstrated on his site. And i don't doubt he can do any other elements.

Adam phillips is probably quite busy. He is amazing though.

Ahh, Ive been working with 30 fps but I just changed it. How long do we have to send you the email?

Cool, Hope you find someone.. I might give it a go too if I feel like it = )

What if I don't have all the requarements ? Can I Apply ?

Btw how big of a job is required for fx animator? Like approximately many effects sprites will be needed for this commision because I'm pretty interested in applying but I'm really short on time

i can't say for sure but it's not the biggest job on the team, it is an important one. the icon creation isn't the main part and can be done away from the SFX animator, we just need someone who can make elemtal and spell effects look good.

I recommend you send me an email application, you seem quite well versed in this stuff, let me know how available you think you'll be

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