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Hornet is a multidisciplinary production studio with two decades of experience producing award-winning work.

Our work is shaped by a thoughtfully curated roster of directors whose authorship styles are as eclectic and unique as they are effective at connecting with an audience.

We take a savvy development approach to building on the unique voice of our directors to transform the seeds of an idea into ambitious, beautiful, and unexpected work.

For 20 years, behind every frame of every great thing we've ever done is the tireless enthusiasm and genuine love of a diverse group of folks who always put the work first.

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CONTACT US

NEW YORK CITY
116 W Houston Street 4th Fl
New York, New York 10012
Ph. +1 917 351 0520

NEW INQUIRY / NEW BUSINESS

Hana Shimizu
Managing Director / EP
hana@hellohornet.com

Anne Skopas
Executive Producer
anne@hellohornet.com

Michael Feder
Managing Partner
michael@hellohornet.com

HORNET STAGE & ART DEPT
1831 Starr Street
Ridgewood, New York 11385

INQUIRIES

ACCOUNTING
Frida Ramos
Account Manager
3962 Ince Blvd.
Culver City, California 90232
Ph. +1 310 601 1355 x 238

INTERNSHIP
Hornet offers Summer, Fall and Spring Internships. 
Our Fall 2020 Remote Internship is now closed. Applications will be reviewed and we will reach for interviews in the next couple weeks. Everyone will be notified of their status towards the end of September. Check back here, on Instagram and linkedin for our updates on our Spring and Summer Internships.

If you have any questions regarding the internship program, please reach out to internship@hellohornet.com

RECRUITING
See Careers and Opportunities for any specific positions we're looking to fill in the future.

For all other freelance inquiries, reach out to hellofreelance@hellohornet.com. Please do not contact the Partners, Producers, or call the studio directly.

REPRESENTATION

USA
Free Agents
Ph. +1 212 255 2252

CANADA
Hesty Reps
Ph. +1 416 482 0411

ASIA & AUSTRALIA
Unlisted
Katie Mackin
katie@unlisted.co
AU: +61 429 992 292
CN: +86 186 2133 2072  

GERMANY
Tony Petersen Films
Ph. +49 4048 40 5851

Established in
New York City in 2001
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Between our post-production facility in Soho and our 5,000-square-foot shooting stage in Brooklyn, Hornet offers a robust and seamless array of mixed media, live-action, animation, and post-production under one roof.

We believe that fostering good communication and creating a fluid experience for our clients is integral to creating outstanding work. We know it’s not enough to be great listeners. We have to interpret to be effective problem solvers and in turn, to do the best work for our clients.

We love our clients and consider our recurring and ongoing clients a badge of honor—not to mention, a part of our extended family.

STAGE

Our 5,000-square-foot shooting stage in Ridgewood, New York is a fully-equipped creative playground where our directors and producers have all the resources they need to fully express themselves. 

 

As a commitment to the process, we’ve invested in our own stages for the last 10 years. This gives us a leg up in terms of speed, efficiency, and a creative freedom that few studios can enjoy.

Having our own art department on-hand, our directors, producers, animators, fabricators, and puppeteers can dive fully into their craft, build new worlds, and bring their vision to life. This allows us to truly push the limits of what mixed media production can be.

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AWARDS
Pictoplasma BAFTA ADC Lion Clio Andy's Sundance Vimeo British Arrows Ciclope Annie One Screen SXSW AICP DDA Webby Ottawa One Dot Zero Annecy
CAREERS AND OPPORTUNITIES
Production Coordinator

Hornet Animation is seeking a Production Coordinator to join the team!

The Production Coordinator will assist our Producers in taking notes, tracking assets and client feedback, assist with freelance bookings, communicate resource needs with the team and schedule meetings. Candidates must be meticulous, have the ability to communicate proactively, manage time accordingly based on each project’s specifications & resources. A positive attitude and the ability to take constructive feedback is a must. The best candidates will have knowledge of various types animation, from motion design to CG and stop motion, but expertise in all areas are not required.

Regarding COVID-19:
For our immediate needs, this position will be remote. In the long term, this would be an in office position, primarily out of our Manhattan Studio, but the candidate should be flexible to travel between Manhattan and our Ridgewood Studio location from time to time.

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Producer

Hornet Animation is seeking a full time Producer to join the team!

The Producer must be meticulous, have the ability to communicate proactively, manage time accordingly based on each project’s specifications & resources, with passion, enthusiasm and the ability to technically & creatively realize the Director’s vision. The staff Producer must be creatively driven, well versed in various types production management based on Directors’ creative direction, and have the ability to adapt to creative feedback. Successful candidate will have the ability to produce projects within the scope of work, budget, effectively provide client care, manage agency and client expectations through communication and effectively manage a team of artists.

The Producer is responsible for overseeing production process, working closely with the Executive Producer, Head of Production, agency and clients to manage client expectations, from project kick off, working with leads & production teams to determine technical specs, workflow, tracking of all assets, notes, to final quality control and delivery to client of all deliverables.

Regarding COVID-19:
For our immediate needs, this position will be remote. In the long term, this would be an in office position, primarily out of our Manhattan Studio, but the candidate should be flexible to travel between Manhattan and our Ridgewood Studio location from time to time.

Apply
Motion Designer

Hornet is seeking a Motion Designer to join our team!
The Motion Designer would work with our Motion Design Lead on on pitches, jobs and internal project. Candidates must be meticulous, have the ability to communicate proactively, manage time accordingly based on each project’s specifications & resources, with passion, enthusiasm and the ability to technically & creatively realize the Director’s vision. The best candidates must be creatively driven, well versed in executing a wide rand of design styles based on Directors’ creative direction, and have the ability to adapt to creative feedback. Successful candidate will have a positive attitude under stress and be able to work on teams of various sizes.

Regarding COVID-19:
For our immediate needs, this position will be remote. In the long term, this would be an in office position, primarily out of our Manhattan Studio, but the candidate should be flexible to travel between Manhattan and our Ridgewood Studio location from time to time.

Apply
Designer

Hornet is seeking a talented and passionate Full-Time Designer to join our team!
The ideal candidate must be efficient, detail-oriented, and able to work under tight deadlines. But most importantly? They must be completely dedicated to the craft of design—whether it’s motion, illustration, animation, or some other visual-oriented “-ation” between. We want people who will create illustrations and designs that surprise and delight us—and our clients—every time. They must be comfortable working with various design styles and aesthetics, and have a robust understanding of motion and animation. The designer will work alongside our creative team and under the creative guidance of our directors to develop the creative vision of each project.

Regarding COVID-19:
For our immediate needs, this position will be remote. In the long term, this would be an in office position, primarily out of our Manhattan Studio, but the candidate should be flexible to travel between Manhattan and our Ridgewood Studio location from time to time.

Apply
Creative Director

Hornet is seeking a Creative Director to join our team!
The role of a CD is to create, plan, and deliver strategic creative vision for our clients. The CD plays a monumental role in selling the vision of a project and ensuring the overall quality of the work we produce is at the standard we demand as a studio.

Ideal candidates should possess the soft sensibilities of an artist combined with the authoritative punch of a creative leader. We want someone with strong people skills, proven management experience, and a dynamic personality who can lead large and small teams of artists, collaborate with directors, bid against complex briefs, and present work to clients confidently and clearly. Candidates should have a strong design background, a creative mind, and unrivaled storytelling skills.

Regarding COVID-19:
For our immediate needs, this position will be remote. In the long term, this would be an in office position, primarily out of our Manhattan Studio, but the candidate should be flexible to travel between Manhattan and our Ridgewood Studio location from time to time.

Apply
Compositor

Hornet Animation is seeking a full time Compositor to join the animation production team!

The Compositor artist must be meticulous, have the ability to communicate pro-actively, manage time accordingly based on each project’s specifications & resources, with passion, enthusiasm and the ability to technically & creatively realize the Director’s vision. The best applicants will have at least 2 years experience compositing in Nuke and After Effects on 2D, live action, and stop motion projects.

Regarding COVID-19:
For our immediate needs, this position will be remote. In the long term, this would be an in office position, primarily out of our Manhattan Studio, but the candidate should be flexible to travel between Manhattan and our Ridgewood Studio location from time to time.

Apply
Art Director

Hornet is seeking an experienced Art Director to join our team!
The ideal candidate should be proficient in design and animation.The Art Director must be meticulous, have the ability to communicate proactively, and manage each project’s specifications & resources with passion, enthusiasm, and the ability to technically & creatively realize the Director’s vision.

We are looking for people with experience working in a variety of styles, and can help with creating frames for pitches and pre-production. We’re looking for portfolios that clearly demonstrate a robust passion for conceptual thinking and creative execution. At Hornet, we’re all about championing our artists’ voices. We want to work with people who have distinct points of view and opinions all their own, but who also know when and how to actively listen, internalize, interpret, and create based on the individual project at hand. The Art Director must be creatively driven, well versed in executing various design styles based on our Directors’ creative direction, have the ability to adapt to creative trends, and explore & create new styles & techniques.

Regarding COVID-19:
For our immediate needs, this position will be remote. In the long term, this would be an in office position, primarily out of our Manhattan Studio, but the candidate should be flexible to travel between Manhattan and our Ridgewood Studio location from time to time.

Apply
Junior Systems Admin

Hornet is seeking a Junior Systems Admin to join the team!

The Junior Systems Admin must be meticulous and have the ability to communicate proactively and manage time accordingly based on each tasks specifications & resources. This person should be able to adapt and problem solve in a fast paced environment. Successful candidates will also have the ability to work under pressure, and collaborate with various team members. Furthermore, they must have outstanding proactive attitude and exemplary work-ethic with the ability to positively react to constructive criticism and make necessary revisions in accordance with deadlines.

Responsibilities Include and are no limited to:

• The Junior System Administrator (Jr. SA) is responsible for effective provisioning, installation, configuration, operation, and maintenance of systems hardware and software and related infrastructure.
• Duties include but are not limited to: network and systems security; performing backups; asset management; network user management; email, ftp, file and web server support; desktop and mobile support; cloud resources management; cg asset creation pipeline and cg render management.


Regarding COVID-19:
In the long term, this would be an in office position, primarily out of our Manhattan Studio, but the candidate should be flexible to travel between Manhattan and our Ridgewood Studio location from time to time. However, for our immediate needs, this person would be a combination of remote and in house. We currently have a minimal crew in house and are happy to discuss our safety standards with candidates during interviews.

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Internships

Our Fall 2020 Remote Internship is now closed. Applications will be reviewed and we will reach for interviews in the next couple weeks. Everyone will be notified of their status towards the end of September. 

If you were not able to apply or are not selected for the internship, we encourage you to apply again. Check back here, on Instagram and linkedin for our updates on our Spring and Summer Internships.

If you have any questions regarding the internship program, please reach out to internship@hellohornet.com

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