I wanted to try something. I don't think I've ever seen anyone offer something like this - If there are people out there already doing it I apologize, but if not I figured I'd throw it out there.
As I've been working more lately, I've found that it is extremely nice to have someone helping out on your work, especially animations. Sometimes certain parts of the animation process really don't appeal to people, and that's where this assist comes in.
Hate doing in-betweens, clean up, or coloring/shading?
I've never seen anyone actually offer a service for this, but I thought it'd be an interesting idea to try a small commission service for people's animations in which I'll take on some of their workload per hour in order to help people get their flashes done faster. I would ask for a very reasonable, extremely low hourly rate, but I am even willing to do an hour of any of these processes for free if you're skeptical, so that you can be assured satisfaction.
What you get out of this:
- Faster work on your projects. I'll do any of the work you may consider "grunt work". Two people generally work twice as fast!
- Experience having an assistant. If you're interested in getting into the industry as an animator or even just having a taste of what it might be like, you might benefit from knowing the feeling of having someone work under you.
- A free hour of this service on any of your projects.
- The ability to boss someone around. Do you like to boss people around? Who doesn't like to boss people around. No wait where are you going COME BACK
What I get out of this:
- A little bit of money. Gotta pay bills and save for college next year. (currently my rates are quite low, but we can figure something out depending on what needs to be done on a given project)
- More experience.
- I'm most comfortable working on character animation and FX animation, but would be willing to work on anything else that you might need assist on.
- I'd be willing to do in-between animation, clean-up, coloring and shading, but if you have something else you need help with, let me know.
- I've worked in flash and photoshop for 7 years.
- This isn't a regular animation commission, and I'm not doing entire projects. I'm only doing assist work, so check "Service" above if you're wondering what I'm offering.
- PayPal only! (for now)
- I would be willing to animate on really any project, but I reserve the right to refuse if it's something I'm really uncomfortable working on.
- I would prefer to work with people who are serious about what they're doing and genuinely care about being an animator and getting animation projects done.
- I also prefer to work in flash Cs3, but I would also be willing to work in Flash/Photoshop Cs4 and Cs5, and I can generate .fla's for Flash 8.
If you're interested in a service like this, you can e-mail me, or PM me on here. I also have skype (janonaques), AIM (megabosu) and MSN (same as my e-mail), so feel free to drop me a note anywhere if you're interested or just want to ask a question. I'm around very often, so it likely will not take me too long to respond.
Let me know what you think, and feel free to give me any feedback!
- Jake Ganz