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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

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
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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Scheduler

Have you always been drawn to the creative side of things? Are you a self starter that wants to dive into a hub of storytellers and be that helping hand? Come join our team of directors, producers, artists and managers. Known for its story driven and well crafted films, Hornet is a director based mixed media production company based in the heart of Soho, NYC. Hornet is seeking a motivated Scheduler to join the Scheduling Team, working closely with the Producers to find the most appropriate creative resources from pitch to production. Though this position will ultimately be based in our Soho, NY office, it will be remote for the time being due to COVID-19.

A successful candidate will be a pro-active, effective communicator, highly self-motivated with a curatorial eye and eager to find the best artists and crew for projects that will support, execute, and elevate the Directors’ vision. Only candidates with a solid foundation and understanding of production within the commercial, film, animation, vfx, print and digital industries will be considered.

Hornet works with emerging artists on a daily basis on a wide range of projects. We are particularly interested in motivated candidates who enjoy problem solving and troubleshooting amongst driven creative types – with the ability to clearly communicate, organize and foster a team in a fast paced environment.

Duties include but are not limited to:

- Work with Directors, Producers, and Leads scheduling creative resource needs for their projects in a fast paced commercial environment.
- Develop and maintain relationships with artists and agents including managing crew holds, challenges, and bookings.
- Work with Producers, Leads, and Operations Manager to ensure resources are allocated appropriately based on the schedule and priorities of each project, working to solve any resource scheduling conflicts that may arise.
- Ensure creative resource databases are accurately up to date.
- Assist with Hornet Internship Program Coordination with the other Schedulers under the supervision of the Development Producer and Department Heads, including working with the Operations Manager to process international artist visa requirements.
- Assist with outreach, recruitment & retention through school visits, membership to professional organizations, attendance at industry events.

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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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C4D

Hornet is looking for an army of C4D motion designers to add to our freelance roster. We need both people who are specialized at modeling only and also generalists so can do everything from modeling and animating to lighting, and rendering.

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Night Shift Assistant Editor

Hornet is looking for a night shift assistant editor. The responsibilities are to
work along side the staff editors, producers and production teams on editorial jobs, from creating animatics with music, sound design & VO, rough cuts, sales and reference videos, managing assets and renders, and converting files for postings. The assistant editor is an integral part of the edit team and must be detail oriented. The hours would be 3 - 11 pm.

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Compositor

Hornet is always looking for an army of compositors to help our animation production team with upcoming projects.

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Art Director

Hornet is seeking a full time Art Director to join the team in New York, NY. The Art Director 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 Art Director must be creatively driven, well versed in executing various design styles based on Directors’ creative direction, have the ability to adapt to creative trends, explore & create new styles & techniques.

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Pipeline TD

Our growing team at Hornet is looking for a freelance Pipeline TD to help with a variety of tasks related to artist efficiency and workflow. Pipeline TDs are responsible for writing and maintaining tools for use on high end visual effects films. Pipeline TDs are required to work closely with the VFX Supervisor, department Leads.

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