Allen Mezquida

 

What is your name and your current occupation?
Allen Mezquida Director/Writer/Animator

 

What are some of the crazier jobs you had before getting into animation?
I traveled the world as a jazz saxophonist. I got to play with Dizzy Gillespie, Art Blakey, Gerry Mulligan amd Brad Mehldau among many others.

 

What are some of your favorite projects you’re proud to have been a part of?
Bonus material for the DVD release of Aladdin and Toy Story. A short of mine called “Man’s First Friend” aired on Nickelodeon.

 

How did you become interested in animation?
That’s like asking how did I Continue…

Animating with Mike Milo on Adobe Twitch Episode 8

If you missed our 8th broadcast it’s up now on Youtube… come on now you know you wanna listen to my Jersey accent for 3 hours!

Or not.

Well, it’s there either way… Join us live from 12pm to 3pm PST every Saturday on http://www.twitch.tv/adobe where I broadcast and animate stuff live using Adobe’s Animate software.

STORYBOARD ARTIST (“LUCKY”)-Nickelodeon

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STORYBOARD ARTIST (“LUCKY”)

Click here to apply

SUMMARY:

  • Nickelodeon Animation Studio is looking for a Storyboard Artist for its new TV movie, Lucky. This position will last 3 or 4 months. MUST HAVE A KNACK FOR COMEDY. PREFERABLY AN ARTIST WITH EXPERIENCE ON BOARD-DRIVEN PROJECTS.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Meet with creative supervisors to discuss objectives of storyboard; what is desired or to be achieved.
  • Create storyboards by implementing storytelling objectives.
  • Follow instructions of creative supervisors.
  • Address any problems with creative supervisors; ask necessary questions.
  • Communicate progress of work to creative supervisors and to appropriate production staff.
  • Ensure quality and style of show is consistently achieved in storyboard work.
  • Follow proper document management requirements (i.e., file naming and storage) according to the production’s guidelines.
  • Meet all deadlines as determined by Line Producer or Production Manager.
  • Attend and contribute to relevant meetings and pitches as needed.
  • Maybe be required to pitch Storyboards.
  • Ensure all storyboard notes are added.

Basic Qualifications

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must demonstrate proficiency in style of show.
  • Strong staging and composition skills.
  • Understanding of subtext in character performance. Portfolio samples must demonstrate that all characters in a sequence do not behave the same. They are unique. Think about which character in a scene is dominant, which is submissive. What are the undercurrents? Whose scene is it?
  • Strong drawing and mechanical skills.
  • Knowledge of or willingness to learn applicable design software (Photoshop, Storyboard Pro) and hardware (Wacom Cintiq monitor and/or tablet).
  • Strong time-management skills.
  • Work well under pressure.
  • Ability to multitask a plus.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Relevant drawing experience necessary.
  • BA/BS preferred.
  • Minimum of 1 year storyboard experience and/or training on a similar show; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Live on Twitch.tv/adobe this Saturday from 12-3pm PST

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This Saturday I’ll be once again broadcasting LIVE on the Adobe Twitch stream at http://www.twitch.tv/adobe animating with Adobe Animate CC(formally Adobe Flash) where I’ll be animating nonsense like this gif… I may even fix it to be better! Join us and see! That’s 12-3 pm PST only on Twitch!

Animating with Mike Milo Saturdays from 12-3 PST on Twitch.com/Adobe

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Starting this Saturday from 12-3 pm PST and every Saturday after that, I will be streaming live on the Adobe Twitch channel and animating nonsense using Adobe Animate. This week we’ll continue animating a scene with a robot ninja I roughed out last week called Tinja… Yahhh! Join me if you can! That’s 12-3 PST this Saturday only on:
http://www.twitch.com/adobe