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Painting Practice

The Digital Art Department

Studio Production Assistant

Studio Production Assistant

Studio Production Assistant wanted to join an exciting and growing, award winning digital art department based at Twickenham Studios. The company is well known in the industry with expertise in production design, concept art, digital matte painting, VFX and more.

This is a great opportunity for someone wanting to learn more about production, how a successful studio works and further their career in the TV and Film industry. After the initial 6 month contract, there will be plenty of chances to continue to learn and move onwards and upwards for the right candidate.

Duties:

  • Assisting Head of Production and Studio Production Manager
  • Managing agenda’s and studio diary
  • Front of house including first point of contact for company on phone and email
  • Responsible for all supplier invoices and the tracking of transactions including monthly reports for the accounts department
  • Maintaining/improving Social Media presence
  • Day to day IT logistics (inc website) supporting the studio IT consultant
  • General office duties, ensuring the studio runs smoothly and is always well stocked

Preferred skills and experience:

  • At least 1 year of professional experience
  • Competent in Photoshop and InDesign plus Microsoft Excel and Word
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • Enthusiasm, curiosity and ambition
  • IT Competent
  • Knowledge of WordPress an advantage

Office hours: 9am – 6pm

Salary: To be discussed – 6 month contract to start

If you’re interested in this position, please send your CV and cover letter to paintingjobcv@gmail.com

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween!

It’s been a long wait, but the day is finally here…

From everyone at Painting Practice, wishing you a very Spooky and Happy Halloween!

Please make sure to let us know what bone-chilling events you’ll be attending, blood-curdling activities you have planned, or spine-tingling films you have lined up for tonight in the comments!

Black Mirror Anniversary

Black Mirror Anniversary

This time last year we were being treated to the release of Black Mirror Season 3! How time has flown by…

Soon, we will be bombarded by more gritty tales from creator Charlie Brooker, and producer Annabel Jones. We hope you are as excited as we are to see how this new season will unfold.

In-House Art Director

In-House Art Director

We are currently looking for a talented in-house Art Director to join our team here at Painting Practice. Applicants must have experience in advertising and film, and be available from January/February 2018.

Responsibilities

You will be responsible for the visual style and images created for projects going through Painting Practice, either for advertising, animation or live action projects. You will create the overall design and direct artists who develop artwork or layouts. 

Qualifications

Although this area of work is open to all graduates, a degree in one of the following subjects would be ideal:

  •  Advertising Design
  • Fine Art
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration

Skills

You will need to show:

  • The consistent ability to produce and communicate fresh ideas and visual concepts
  • High levels of motivation and perseverance with a strong belief in your ideas, plus the skills and confidence to express them
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise work and multitask
  • The ability to work as part of a team
  • The ability to take rejection and criticism, and to be able to adapt ideas to clients’ and colleagues’ needs
  • The capability to deal with stress and work well under pressure in order to meet tight deadlines
  • The ability to take on briefs and be able to distribute work to the strength of your team 
  • The ability to adjust to ever changing client priorities, digest changes and come up with solutions to any creative issues that may arise, with flexibility in approach. 
  • Be comfortable working with clients and directors
  • Strong leadership skills 
  • Enthusiasm about advertising, animation, and live action with a desire to keep up to date with new developments in the industry
  • IT skills in relevant art and design packages, such as Creative Cloud. Need to be skilled in both 3D and 2D. Our preferred software for 3D is Cinema 4D.
  • Acute observation and an eye for detail.

Salary

To be discussed

Work Experience

Relevant experience is essential. We expect to see a portfolio of your work and ideas, and at least 2 references from previous employers.

Working hours

Working hours are 9am to 6pm. However, extra hours are often required in the evenings and at weekends in order to meet deadlines and specific needs.

If you are interested in this position, please go to our ‘Careers’ page to apply.

Life Drawing Class

Life Drawing Class

Last week we hosted our second life drawing class! For our two hour session, we managed to get the wonderful Andrew Crayford to come in and model for us.

We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who came along, some familiar faces, and some new.
We’re always looking forward to meeting new people, so if you’re interested in joining one of our next classes, sign up to our monthly newsletter (below) to receive information on future classes and general updates!

San Junipero wins at the Emmys

San Junipero wins at the Emmys

Fantastic News, Black Mirror fans!

Black Mirror’s San Junipero won two Emmys for both ‘Outstanding Writing for a Limited Series, Movie, or Dramatic Special’, AND ‘Outstanding Television Movie’.

A huge congratulations go to; Charlie Brooker, Annabel Jones, Laurie Borg, and director Owen Harris for creating such an incredible episode, and making working on it so much fun.

Playtest Wins Best VFX at Televisual Bulldog Awards

Playtest Wins Best VFX at Televisual Bulldog Awards

** EXCITING AWARD NEWS!**

Playtest just won best VFX at the Bulldog Televisual Awards! Thank you all for your vote, and congratulations to Justin and the extremely talented VFX team behind this unique Black Mirror episode. We are so proud that we stuck the page up our notice board!

Extremely happy as well to see featuring in the magazine one of our images for BBC Rio Olympics, BBC Sport winning the first prize for Live Sport. And congrats to Black Mirror for its Best Music and Best Drama-One Off Serial!

New Compare the Meerkat Advert

Once again, Painting Practice collaborated with Passion Pictures to make a brand new and exciting Compare the Market advert!

You’ll all recognise the influence here – Alexander and Sergei are having a lovely dinner together on the deck of a great ship when Alexander chokes on his food. Sergei comes to his rescue and they both end up at the tip of the deck, arms floating in the wind, Celine singing in the background…

For more information, check out the Compare the Market website: https://www.comparethemarket.com

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