Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Sketch Tuesday 8.19.2014

Gordon Pinkerton, CG Generalist

Unrelated Animals, Kendra Phillips, CG Generalist
Adam Volker, Creative Director - Moonbot Interactive

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Now Hiring: Animator

Job Title: Animator
Job Hours: Full-Time, 45 hours/week
Reports to: Animation Department Lead

Job Summary:
The animation team specializes in 3D character animation in a variety of styles and formats. The animators are also responsible for doing layout, and, as skills allow, to contribute to 2D animation, storyboards, motion graphics, editing, rigging, modeling, FX, and project development. We are a studio that thrives on creative passion, flexibility, strong fundamentals, and a trail-blazing mindset. As a medium-sized studio working on multiple projects simultaneously, we put a high premium not just on talent, but on collegiality and adaptability.

Skills/Abilities/Education:
  • Must have experience in 3D computer animation, including extensive experience in Maya
  • Ability to take animation experience/skills and apply it across multiple mediums/formats, even if you have no experience in that medium (if you only want to work in film animation, or game animation, or have no desire to ever animate on an app, then this isn't the studio for you).
  • A solid demo reel showing excellent body mechanics and acting skills
  • Experience with 2D animation, character design, storyboarding, layout, modeling, rigging, lighting, color, texture, compositing and/or motion graphics is a plus.
  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure, hop from project to project, and meet deadlines required
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment and to interact positively and successfully with other artists, technical colleagues and directors
  • Excellent self-management and self-discipline, with the ability to take direction and to be a self-starter, depending on the needs of the department
  • Adaptable to new software and specialized production tools created by our programmers
  • Must be flexible. Moonbot Studios is a growing venture working in cutting-edge and highly creative technologies. The Moonbot animation team’s primary role is layout and animation, but an Animator will often wear multiple hats. Our employees approach their jobs in a serious manner but in an environment that is conducive to free expression and creativity.
  • Must be currently legally authorized to work in the United States and willing to relocate to Shreveport, Louisiana.
Submit resumes and links to reels to Moonbot: Via email at recruiting@moonbotstudios.com

Moonbot Studios is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status, military or veteran’s status (including protected veterans, as may be required by federal law), sexual orientation or any other category protected by law.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Sketch Tuesday 8.12.14



Welcome to Moonbot Studios! Brandon Oldenburg, Partner & Joe Bluhm, Lead Artist

Andy Warhol, Joe Bluhm, Lead Artist
Number 1, Calvin O'Neal, Editor & Adam Volker, Creative Director at Moonbot Interactive
Volkerton Distorted, Joe Bluhm, Lead Artist

Sara Hebert at Drink 'N Draw, Joe Bluhm, Lead Artist

Drink 'N Draw, Sara Hebert, Marketing Director



Andy Warhol, Joe Bluhm, Lead Artist


Kendra Phillips, CG Generalist
Kendra Phillips, CG Generalist
Kendra Phillips, CG Generalist

Monday, August 11, 2014

Now Hiring: Story Editor

­Moonbot Studios is a multi-platform storytelling studio specializing in feature-quality animation, book publishing, games and mobile app development. Moonbot employs a select group of animators, digital artists, programmers and developers who produce award-winning films, books and digital media. For further information, visit www.moonbotstudios.com.

Job Title: Story Editor
Job Hours: Full-Time
Reports to: Directors and Partners

Job Summary:

The Story Editor will work closely with Directors to develop and articulate Moonbot stories, scripts, pitches and presentations. This individual will contribute to both the content and presentation of these stories, as advanced treatments and story pages, and will help shape the manner in which these properties are presented to potential producing partners, clients and investors. The Story Editor will participate in meetings and chronicle notes, will organize existing and contribute new materials, and will aid in crafting Moonbot corporate copy and public relations materials. He or she will assist in creative development, including but not limited to books, graphic novels, mobile applications, games, webisodes, and films of varying lengths.

Skills/Abilities/Education:
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing, Screenwriting, or equivalent degree/work experience
  • References and writing samples are required
  • Superior storytelling and narrative skills, excellent written and verbal communication, and the ability to convey story in a simple and compelling manner
  • Flexibility and ability to accept and incorporate direction and revision
  • Self-managed and self-disciplined with the ability to work with directors in shaping the creative momentum of various projects
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to track multiple projects and keep them moving forward on a timely basis
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work with and under the direction of a variety of artists of wide-ranging age and experience
  • Creative thinking with the ability to assist the Moonbot team in developing intellectual property across platforms.
  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet required deadlines in a collaborative environment
  • Must be flexible. Moonbot Studios is a growing venture working in cutting-edge and highly creative technologies. As with any mid-size studio, members of the Moonbot team wear multiple hats. Our employees approach their jobs in a serious manner but in an environment conducive to free expression and creativity
  • Must be currently legally authorized to work in the United States and be willing to relocate to Shreveport, Louisiana

Submit resumes to Moonbot: Via email at recruiting@moonbotstudios.com

Moonbot Studios is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status, military or veteran’s status (including protected veterans, as may be required by federal law), sexual orientation or any other category protected by law.

Now Hiring: Story Editor

­Moonbot Studios is a multi-platform storytelling studio specializing in feature-quality animation, book publishing, games and mobile app development. Moonbot employs a select group of animators, digital artists, programmers and developers who produce award-winning films, books and digital media. For further information, visit www.moonbotstudios.com.

Job Title: Story Editor
Job Hours: Full-Time
Reports to: Directors and Partners

Job Summary:

The Story Editor will work closely with Directors to develop and articulate Moonbot stories, scripts, pitches and presentations. This individual will contribute to both the content and presentation of these stories, as advanced treatments and story pages, and will help shape the manner in which these properties are presented to potential producing partners, clients and investors. The Story Editor will participate in meetings and chronicle notes, will organize existing and contribute new materials, and will aid in crafting Moonbot corporate copy and public relations materials. He or she will assist in creative development, including but not limited to books, graphic novels, mobile applications, games, webisodes, and films of varying lengths.

Skills/Abilities/Education:
  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in Creative Writing, Screenwriting, or equivalent degree/work experience
  • References and writing samples are required
  • Superior storytelling and narrative skills, excellent written and verbal communication, and the ability to convey story in a simple and compelling manner
  • Flexibility and ability to accept and incorporate direction and revision
  • Self-managed and self-disciplined with the ability to work with directors in shaping the creative momentum of various projects
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to track multiple projects and keep them moving forward on a timely basis
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work with and under the direction of a variety of artists of wide-ranging age and experience
  • Creative thinking with the ability to assist the Moonbot team in developing intellectual property across platforms.
  • Ability to multi-task, work under pressure and meet required deadlines in a collaborative environment
  • Must be flexible. Moonbot Studios is a growing venture working in cutting-edge and highly creative technologies. As with any mid-size studio, members of the Moonbot team wear multiple hats. Our employees approach their jobs in a serious manner but in an environment conducive to free expression and creativity
  • Must be currently legally authorized to work in the United States and be willing to relocate to Shreveport, Louisiana
Submit resumes to Moonbot: Via email at recruiting@moonbotstudios.com

Moonbot Studios is an equal opportunity employer and considers all candidates for employment regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, citizenship, age, disability, marital status, military or veteran’s status (including protected veterans, as may be required by federal law), sexual orientation or any other category protected by law.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Sketch Tuesday 8.5.2014

Versailles Landscape, Brandon Oldenburg, Partner

Brandon Oldenburg in Versailles

Kendra Phillips, CG Generalist

Limbert Fabian, Creative Director

Friday, August 1, 2014

The Latest Moonbot Book: A Bean, a Stalk and a Boy Named Jack


When a king’s pinky grows stinky, it is up to a smallish boy and a smallish pea to come up with a GIANT plan to save the kingdom— a fractured fairy tale from William Joyce and Moonbot artist, Kenny Callicutt. It's the latest book from Moonbot Books, an imprint of Atheneum Books for Young Readers and Simon & Schuster.

You might think you know the story of Jack and the Beanstalk, but you might want to think again. In this fairy tale with a twist, it hasn’t rained in days and the king has dictated that something must be done—his royal pinky is getting stinky! With a little magic from a wizard, young Jack, paired with his pea pod pal, will find a GIANT reason as to why there’s no water left in the kingdom...and prove that size doesn’t prevent anyone from doing something BIG.



Kirkus says of the book: "Engrossing illustrations and quirky humor, hitched to Joyce's renown, will earn this its audience." Read the full review on their website.

A Bean, a Stalk and a Boy Named Jack
arrives in October 2014. Pre-order your book from an online retailer or your favorite independent book store near you: