Recruiting for Freelance Positions for Choosing Children

Deadline: 06/01/2022

Roles:

Animator

Midlands base

Freelance contract

We are looking for a skilled Animator. Reporting to the Theatre Director you will be responsible for the creation of storyboards, particle animations, and support the development of the character avatars used in the play.

Responsibilities

Creating bespoke animations to drive animation direction of the piece
Help inform design and production decisions and problem solve animation issues
Responsible for creating/implementing animation content to an excellent standard
Make balanced and rational decisions on the production of assets
Deliver content on schedule and within technical limitations

The role will be done in two phases starting with producing storyboards and building on our concept designs
Starting Jan 2022
The second phase will be done producing the full animation
Starting April/May 2022

The piece is to be developed for use in TouchDesigner, with character avatars using facial recognition software to animate the model.

Essential Requirements

High quality animation skills
Self-motivation, excellent communication skills
Access to 3D software
Ability to work remotely and travel to Leicester for meetings
Creative and passionate approach to problem-solving
Able to take and interpret direction and criticism
Proactive, organised, able to work as part of a team and independently

Bonus if

Have an understanding of creating motion capture characters (mainly faces)
Have an understanding of creating low-fi motion capture
Have created particle animation that are in the style of the below concept images

Please apply with either a portfolio or images demonstrating relevant animation skills and styles, a paragraph on why you would like to apply, and your day rate to:
team@benfredericks.co.uk

Deadline: 06/01/2022

Set Designer

Midlands base

Freelance contract

We are looking for a talented theatre Set Designer. Reporting to the Theatre Director you will be responsible for the creation of designing a dynamic set for theatre production Choosing Children.

Responsibilities

Creating bespoke concept and production designs for a blackbox space
Help inform design and production decisions
Make balanced and rational decisions on the production of assets
Deliver content on schedule and within technical limitations

The role will be done in two phases starting with producing concept designs
Starting Jan 2022

The second phase will be done producing full production designs
Starting April/May 2022

Essential Requirements

Previous set design experience
Good understanding of building sets for tours and being cost efficient
Self-motivation, excellent communication skills
Ability to work remotely and travel to Leicester for meetings
Creative and passionate approach to problem-solving
Able to take and interpret direction and criticism
Proactive, organised, able to work as part of a team and independently

Please apply with either a portfolio or images demonstrating relevant set design experience,
a paragraph on why you would like to apply, and your day rate to:
team@benfredericks.co.uk

Deadline: 06/01/2022

Lighting Designer

Midlands base

Freelance contract

We are looking for a talented theatre Lighting Designer. Reporting to the Theatre Director you will be responsible for the creation of designing a dynamic set for theatre production Choosing Children.

Responsibilities

Creating bespoke concept and production designs for a blackbox space
Help inform design and production decisions
Make balanced and rational decisions on the production of assets
Deliver content on schedule and within technical limitations
Integrating lighting a mixed environment of projections and lit props

The role will be done in two phases starting with producing concept designs
Starting Jan 2022

The second phase will be done producing full production designs
Starting April/May 2022

Essential Requirements

Previous lighting design experience
Good understanding of building sets for tours and being cost efficient
Self-motivation, excellent communication skills
Ability to work remotely and travel to Leicester for meetings
Creative and passionate approach to problem-solving
Able to take and interpret direction and criticism
Proactive, organised, able to work as part of a team and independently

Bonus if

Has a good understanding of creating moving light effects and programming.

Please apply with either a portfolio or images demonstrating relevant set design experience,
a paragraph on why you would like to apply, and your day rate to:
team@benfredericks.co.uk

Deadline: 06/01/2022

Graphic Designer

Midlands base

Freelance contract

We are looking for a talented graphic designer.  Reporting to the Theatre Director you will be responsible for the creation of storyboards, particle animations, and support the development of the character avatars used in the play.

Responsibilities

Creating bespoke concept image and pitch document

Responsible for creating/implementing content to an excellent standard

Deliver content on schedule and within technical limitations

The role start in Jan 2022

Please apply with either a portfolio or images demonstrating relevant set design experience,
a paragraph on why you would like to apply, and your day rate to:
team@benfredericks.co.uk

Deadline: 06/01/2022

About the project / Synopsis:

‘Choosing Children’ is a new digitally-led immersive theatre experience about genetic engineering, and how its use in human reproduction will change the nature of our evolution forever.

The piece is a dramatic and interactive live performance for up to 20 people. Audiences will experience a transformative narrative, taking them from the birth of the universe to the development of genetic engineering, at which point they will be asked to assume the role of an expectant parent. In this role, audiences will explore the positives and negatives of using genetic engineering on unborn children. The work looks to explore what can be achieved with this technology and the moral implications of using it by asking the audience to consider a series of critical dilemmas, in which their answers will affect the very nature of the environment they are in.

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