Altrincham-based animation house, Factory, is expanding its digital animation division.

The expansion follows a number of “exciting, innovative series “in production and the team are expanding to service the needs of the productions including a new commission of a new children’s TV show, with production for the programme starting this Autumn.

Amongst the new roles currently open for applicants are a Background, Layout and Concept Artist, 2D Character Rigger, 2D FX Animator, 2D Animator, Greenscreen Keying Artist, a Compositor and a Prep Artist- VFX.

Factory is a multi-genre, full-service studio with shows airing on CBBC, CBeebies, ITV, Disney and Nickelodeon. The production company has produced over 100 hours of animated content since it launched in 2010 including Clangers, Scream Street, Off The Leash, Strange Hill High, Newzoids, a 2D readaptation of Sir Michael Morpurgo’s Mimi and The Mountain Dragon for BBC One and three specials for Disney and Club Penguin.

The Factory studios occupy 35,000 square feet of  studio and office space, and has up to three series in production simultaneously, including the stop-motion animation Scream Street for CBBC and BAFTA-winning Clangers on CBeebies.

The digital division at Factory is headed up by Factory’s Head of CGI, Pauline Edwards who comments: “We have a very friendly, talented and experienced group of artists, animators and compositors here at Factory create and we are very excited to be expanding our digital team. We work with leading broadcasters around the world to produce groundbreaking new children’s content and are always pushing to innovate and grow as a studio. We are seeking ambitious animators and artists with a strong passion for what they do to be part of our Factory crew.”

Jon Creamer

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