We are looking for
'Sup, cloud chasers?
We are looking to expand our adventure party with a compositing wizard, 10th+ level, trained in the arcane school of Adobe (After Effects, Premier, Photoshop, Animate).
You will have to support our art directors in creating various shots across the wide board of projects we are working on. After effects proficiency is a must. Summoning assets in software like Photoshop and Animate is a great combat advantage that we'd like to have on our play board.
When our illustrators and animators are done with all the elements of the scene, it's time for you to step in and bring all of it together into an epic shot.
You need to have a thorough understanding of the processes involved. In-depth relationship with After Effects is essential as more often than not, the compositor have to fill in blanks in the animation, create assets, rig or tweak graphics on the go.
You should be familiar with wide range of AE plugins. To be able to rig a character in Duik and even write simple expression to automate animation labour in your compositions.
You will be responsible for bringing together various assets from multiple software together. Split, prepare, collapse optimize and convert different type of graphics. We use anything from vector Animate illustrations to 3D objects created in Blender. You should know your way around those.
We design beautiful shots but it will be your task to bring them up to greatness. You artistic skills will help us make high-end animation that will awe friends and foes.
You will utilize your technical knowledge to help us automate, optimize and ultimately, create great animation that's otherwise impossible to achieve.
Let's be honest, it's Adobe After Effects. Eventually things go south (technically) and your knowledge will come in handy to get the beast up and running again.
Profficient in AE
Plugins & Rigging tools
Practical expressions knowledge
Understanding of formats
Decent in Photoshop
Good in Animate
Good in Premier (or DaVinci)
knowledge of timing in animation
understanding of spacing in animation
understanding of color & rythm
Skills that are a +
General knowledge of 3D (Blender)
What do you get?
Create awesome shit
Developing anime concept for Disney Japan, creating a trailer for an upcoming series, shooting crazy Nat Geo scientists around the globe... we are creating rad shit here, and you will be a part of that. There is no shortage of ambition here and if you are looking to make ripples in the time-space continuum buckle up your creative muscles - that's the right place!
Epic learning curve
Grease pencil in Blender, 3D as a 2D, game engine based, real-time production tools... we are always pushing our own concept of modern workflow and together we will advance into exciting bleeding-edge techniques of storytelling.
Own Products Dev
The endgame for us is creating our own products: shows, books, series, comics, games. And marketing has a big role in this plan. So do you. This starts as a service work for clients but sky is the limit here and you can help us build something huge and awesome.
Friendly & Honest Place
Our team is our family. We share a cosy office, watch animation together at lunch, have fun all the time and enjoy a laid-back, friendly and open environment. No corporate BS here, just nice people who care for each other and create epic storytelling. Bring pizza!
Chill & Grill
And when Friday evening descends we'll just crack a beer and light up the grill in the backyard. Or binge watch an old cringy classic. Or embrace the random karaoke challenge. Having fun is an essential part of the job.
It's everyone's success. On the end of each fiscal year, parts of studio's profits are distributed among the team members. Everyone gets a cut of what they helped to build.
What we are looking for?
We are a merry bunch of creative nerds with taste for biting, self-ironizing humor. Sometimes a bit weird, others - straight awkward, we embrace and rejoice our fair, open environment, here at Chase A Cloud. For us, the one, most important quality a team member can have is to fit in the studio's culture. Far second, comes your ability to handle joystick controllers.
Our entire bid for immortality is found on our belief in curiosity and desire for learning. We constantly try new tools, experiment with ideas and try to imagine things that haven't been done before. Everyone is working hard for their ascend, so we would expect nothing less from you either.
Forging greatness requires focus, discipline and commitment. And everyone counts on you to have yours checked and ready to go into battle. We don't do corporate hierarchy here so the last thing we would want to do is to run around and clock your hours or count your pixels. Be serious about your craft or go home to mommy!
This industry is harsh. There is no fathomable reason to pursuit it unless you have an insatiable urge for creation. Passion is what drives us. It's an essential part of who we are and our vision. If you are after fame and fortune, there might be better place for you elsewhere. If you want to create epic, bold shit, and leave a dent in the fabric of the world, then sit down with us and have an ale. We have a lot to talk about.
The game-board settings
WFO & WFH
Here at Chase a cloud, people are free to work from wherever they feel like working as long as epic work is being done. That said, we would expect you to spend more time in the office because there is a lot to be learned about the business and it's very much about interacting with everyone else spontaneously in order to create great shots.
That's why, our office, doesn't feel like office.. it's more like a nice place, where you would hang out in your chill time. Actually it's not just an office, it's an entire building full of creative companies... it's our own creative, under-the-radar hub in the heart of Sofia (Han Omurtag 54).
Beers, soda, playstation, cinema room, chill yard, BBQ and large amounts of cool collectibles, this is the play-room we always wanted as kids, so we went ahead and build it.
Anything you might need for your content creation feats - we have it here. Cameras, drones, lights, lens, mics.. computers, rendering farm, blah blah blah... It's all at your deposal to play with and make flabbergasting content.
Results & Income
So we know how important it is to have a good retainer income so you can focus on conquering the world and not the rent. But we also know how frustrating it is to stay on a fixed remuneration forever as if the world is not spinning. So with us, you can count on base monthly salary to cover your living and a profit sharing system to get you to greatness.
Growth & Titles
Actually, it's very simple.. this is your chance to take the wheel and build something awesome of your own creation, grow with it and write your name in history... both ours and the world. So start as a compositor and become whoever you want to be.
What's Chase a Cloud?
Chase a cloud is an agile team of showrunners, creators, animators & dreamers specializing in development of animation, pre-production and production management. We’ve been around since 2008 creating stories for brands such as LEGO, National Geographic, Sapporo, Johnson & Johnson, Mattel, Volvo, DigiCert.