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Tristen Cordova
Los Angeles, United States

"Tristen did an absolutely great job. First time working with him but he is extremely quick, and a very good communicator" My core strengths are in After effects and Illustrator making custom 2D animations, motion graphics, explainer videos, and ill

Tristen Cordova
Los Angeles, United States

"Tristen did an absolutely great job. First time working with him but he is extremely quick, and a very good communicator" My core strengths are in After effects and Illustrator making custom 2D animations, motion graphics, explainer videos, and ill

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Animators > US > Los Angeles

We have over 84 Animators in Los Angeles, US! Twine will help you find the perfect Animator for your project.

$280 per day (USD)
"Tristen did an absolutely great job. First time working with him but he is extremely quick, and a very good communicator" My core strengths are in After effects and Illustrator making custom 2D animations, motion graphics, explainer videos, and illustrations. When I work with you, I take your concepts and make them a reality. I'm ready to start immediately on your project, send me a message and I will respond asap. I look forward with working with you and seeing what we both create! I do - 2D Animation - Facebook/Instagram ads Static and Animated - Motion Graphics - Explainer videos - Logo Animation - Video Intro/Outros/Bumpers - Rush Jobs
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$400 per day (USD)
I am a director and animator with over 10 years of experience in the entertainment industry. Working in a multitude of different styles and capacities, I am an extremely flexible individual able to bring a clients vision to life without technical or creative limitations. Running my own studio with over 100+ project completed and counting, I specialize in curating a project from conception to completion. Many clients will often have a great idea, but are unsure how to make it fully come to life. This is where my expertise in the production process helps guide a client through storyboarding, animation, compositing editing and everything in between. As a director and animator, I can make all your dreams come true.
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$200 per day (USD)
PORTFOLIO: _Website not available. Sign in: Every project on my website is solely created by me. From concept to final render, I can complete a product to the highest quality. I believe that fresh perspectives and trying new techniques help the team of animators finish their goals. Contributions to my former Animator role and this field at-large revolve around my essential hand-drawn 2D, 3D animation and story development talents. I have developed strong critical thinking abilities and fostered a reputation as a key contributor through observation and time-management skills. As a team player, I am collaborative with peers, searching for ways to integrate valuable insights. Through these qualities, I have confidence in my ability to facilitate positive change and collective effort.  I have over 23 years of animation experience. I have worked on feature-length movies that include, "Hellboy" (2004), "Shoot  'Em" (2007) and "Scooby-Doo" 2002. I created music video DVDs for music artist 50 Cent "Get Rich or Die Trying", Rob Zombie "Dragula" and Eminem "Encore". I am proficient in Cinema 4D 20R, Adobe After Effects CC, Indesign CC, Animate CC, Illustrator CC, Photoshop CC, and Premiere Pro CC. My skill assets include over 25 years of figure drawing experience.  For a greater illustration of my background and qualifications, please review the link to my portfolio page. I am eager to speak with you about this opportunity and thoroughly appreciate your consideration.  
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$430 per day (USD)
Randall Kaplan has been making films for over fifteen years and drawing his whole life. He has worked in multiple mediums and disciplines- spanning traditional animation, live action, stop motion animation, painting, drawing, design and illustration. He is also a musician, and has composed scores and soundscapes for his own films. In 2009, his short films were selected to be compiled into the horror anthology 'Beneath the Flesh'. He has since been working as a freelance illustrator and animator, and designing creatures for film and television. He is in the process of developing his first feature film, 'Boxhead', a fully hand drawn animated horror film. _Website not available. Sign in: **Day rate** $240 per day **Key project experience** 2015-2019 - Creating original animated feature horror film, "Boxhead" after a successfully funded campaign on Kickstarter. 2018 - Animated original PSA for the organization Our Next 4 Years. 2017 - Created animated short film, "A Brief History of the Shadow People" for Amazon 2015 - Designed creatures for feature horror film, "Crabs!" 2010 - Animatic Editor for "Beavis and Butthead" **Qualifications and education** BFA in Film from the School of Visual Arts
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$250 per day (USD)
I'm a freelancer who specializes in 2D animation from the United States Animation. Isn’t there anything it can’t do? From bringing fantastic worlds to life to making the impossible possible, there is something inherently magical about the medium. It’s these reasons and more why I chose to become an animator. Creating has always been as natural to me as breathing…and about as necessary too. Since I was able to hold a pencil, I have always been drawing on anything and everything (bless the teachers that didn’t mind test papers with Popeye drawings in the margins). While animating is my primary passion, I do enjoy designing characters and illustrating as well. Feel free to reach out to me if you need an animator, designer, or illustrator. I would love to hear about your project and how I can help bring it to life. I check my email regularly and will get back to you as soon as I possibly can. Fast Facts • I can wiggle my ears. • I love D&D (I’ve been playing off and on since 2nd edition). • Don Bluth’s Dragon’s Lair was the catalyst that cemented my direction. • Made viewers emotional over the fate of an animated flour sack. • I have scars on both knees from two separate bike accidents. • I used to draw in coloring books creating comical and ridiculous scenes --- **Employment and project experience** **Animator/Designer** Lure Digital _September 2019 - Present_ --Character and environment design as well as animation on explainer videos for Invia Robotics **Animator** Parry Gripp _September 2019 - Present_ --Animated music videos for YouTube channel **Animator** Legacy Animation Studios _December 2017 - Present_ --Animator on Dawgtown feature film **Animator/Storyboard Artist** El Grupo Animation Workshop _July 2017 - Present_ --Animated and storyboarded Nosfurratu short film --Animated For A Few Dollars Less short film **Animator** Dr. U Skin and Hair Clinic _July 2019 - September 2019_ --Animated explainer videos/ads for treatment of scalp condition **Animator/Character Designer** Lowbrow Studios _June 2018 - February 2019_ --Animated characters for Annie Award nominated series, Human Kind Of --Provided character designs for Adam Ruins Cops episode of Adam Ruins Everything. --Provided character designs for pilot episode of Tommy Wiseau's Space World on YouTube --- **Qualifications and education** _BS in Media Arts & Animation_ at Art Institute of Pittsburgh
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$250 per day (USD)
I am a Cartoonist/Game Developer that tends to take on multiple projects at a time. My most notable projects are my web comic "Cheetah Kid!", my webcomic "Ka-Bat" (Comming Soon), and "Housepets!: Fanimated" I also released a small proof of concept game called "Gummy Gary and the Grinny Bunch", a simple rhythm game that focuses mainly on the art and aesthetic. Deviantart: _Website not available. Sign in: Twitter: _Website not available. Sign in:
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$400 per day (USD)
Following my extensive undergraduate study in Video and Film, I am now living and working in Los Angeles, CA, where I operate as a freelance videographer and editor. I have been offering my video related skills to independent clients for years, through which I have become an intuitive, skilled, and experienced video content professional. I offer a mastery of Adobe Premiere Pro and high proficiency in Adobe After Effects, as well as substantial experience with lighting, sound, and camera operation. As an efficient perfectionist, I offer my very best work to each and every project with a high attention to detail, keen communication, and ability to help bring any vision to life. I look forward to hearing about your unique video needs and collaborating on your next project! **RATES** Videography -Hourly: $50 -Day Rate: $500 -Half Day Rate: $300 Video Editing -Hourly: $40 -Day Rate: $400 -Half Day Rate: $250 Voiceover -30 Second Spot: $100 -60 Second Spot: $200 **KEY PROJECT EXPERIENCE** 2019 -Video Editor for Viral Launch (Leader in Amazon Seller Space) -Video Editor/Videographer for Swim With Heart (LA-based Non Profit) -Video Editor for Royal Telos (LA-based Life Coaching Business) 2018 -Filmed & Edited music video "Transitions" for Hedras Ramos (Guitarist) -Video Editor/Videographer for American Open (National Chess Tournament) -Video Editor for Speech Queen, LLC (LA-Based Speech Coaching) -Video Editor for Viral Launch (Leader in Amazon Seller Space) -Video Editor/Videographer for Swim With Heart (LA-based Non Profit) -Video Editor for Royal Telos (LA-based Life Coaching Business) 2017 -Video Editor/Videographer for Swim With Heart (LA-based Non Profit) -Video Editor for Royal Telos (LA-based Life Coaching Business) 2016 -Edited short film "EXO" for Ashley Eakin (Writer & Director) **QUALIFICATIONS AND EDUCATION** -B.A. in Video and Radio Broadcasting from Mount Vernon Nazarene University -Certificate in Film Studies from Los Angeles Film Studies Center -Official Selection, Omaha Film Festival 2016, "EXO" (Editor) -Official Selection, Cinequest Film & VR Festival, "EXO" (Editor) -Best Picture, ACU Film Festival 2015, "Epic" (Editor) **FEATURED AND MENTIONED IN...** -Guitar World: _Website not available. Sign in: -Cinequest: _Website not available. Sign in: -Omaha Film Festival: _Website not available. Sign in:
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$200 per day (USD)
I am a professional and creative graphics designer specializing in ILLUSTRATION ART, LOGO DESIGNS, MOTION GRAPHICS, ANIMATIONS, CARTOON DESIGNS, COVER ART and CHILDRENS BOOK ILLUSTATION... I have over 5 years of experience and i will be glad to use my professional and creative skill to execute your projects. I DELIVER HIGH QUALITY DESIGNS ONLY!!!!!!!!!! I am also a professional and an amazing songwriter with the ability to interpret circumstances, feelings and emotions or thought into music. I have worked with clients in the US, UK and France as a freelancer on I have also been a virtual assistant, i can help with variety of things like *Music promotion on Youtube, Spotify, Apple etc *Video editing, Music/ Sound editing. *Promote you, your brand, your contents on Los Angeles Tribune. *And I can as well help you reinstate your AMAZON ACCOUNT. I deliver exceptional results
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How To Hire an Animator in Los Angeles, US

To get started, choose what kind of animation you need for your project.

For example:

  • 2D animation
  • 3D animation
  • Stop motion animation
  • Custom cartoon animation
  • Motion graphics

Once you’ve chosen your style, it’s time to move on to the shortlisting process:

How To Shortlist An Animator

Shortlisting an animator can seem like a time-consuming task.

We’ve made it easy for you.

Here’s a quick overview of how to find an animator on Twine:

  1. Post up a job
  2. Wait for animation specialists to pitch to you
  3. Review your pitches and choose a candidate
  4. Agree your terms
  5. Voila!
Tips For Writing Your Job Description

Here’s an interesting statistic:

75% of the pitches for jobs online are from freelancers who are not qualified to do the work


Because the description doesn't clearly explain what the client wants, so freelancers pitch in hoping that the work might match their skill set.

On Twine, we manually vet all the pitches that a client receives to make sure you don’t have to spend hours filtering out unqualified freelancers.

But it’s still really important to make your brief stand out by being clear and concise.

Clearly-written job briefs allow animation experts to quickly scan your requirements and determine if they’re a good fit for your project before getting in touch.

When writing the animator’s job description, make sure to include the following:

  • Who you are
  • What you need (and why)
  • The size of your project
  • Your vision for the project
  • Examples of styles you like
  • Target audience
  • Budget
  • Deadline
How Much Does It Cost To Hire An Animator in Los Angeles, US?

Animation rates vary significantly from project-to-project in Los Angeles, US.

When negotiating a freelance animator’s hourly or day rate, you’ll be sent a quote based on the length of time the animation will take to produce.

Using the data from our network of professional freelance animators, here are the ranges you can expect for a day’s work (7-8 hours):

Animator LevelJuniorMid-LevelExpert
Day Rate$150-250$250-500$500-1000

Here are the price ranges in GBP:

Animator LevelJuniorMid-LevelExpert
Day Rate£100-£200£200-£400£400-£800

If you’d like a more thorough overview of common animation commission prices on the platform, head over to our animation marketplace to view current listings.

Frequently Asked Questions
Why hire an animator in Los Angeles, US?

Here’s the deal:

With a market value of over 259 billion U.S. dollars, animation remains as one of the most popular and engaging mediums for connecting with an audience.

Since the industry’s inception with cartoon studios in the early 1900’s, animation is now at the core of many different sectors, including:

  • Web Design
  • Video Games
  • Marketing & Advertising
  • Social Media Content
  • Film

Although what animators do day-to-day has changed a lot over the last century, the impact of what animation can do for your business has not.

Don’t believe us? Read this stat:

Each day, 100 million internet users watch an online animated video.

And not only that! One minute of video is equal to 1.8 million words.

It’s no surprise then that 76% of marketers plan to increase their use of YouTube and video marketing next year.

How can animated video benefit my business?

Here’s another statistic:

Viewers retain 95% of a message when they watch it in a video, compared to 10% when reading it as text.

If you aren’t already using video as a core aspect of your marketing strategy, you should be!

But why animated video?

Here are the three main advantages of using animated video over traditional video content:

  • Stand out from your competitors

    Animation is friendly, futuristic and forward-thinking, setting you apart from the pack of talking head videos your competitors are using.

  • Keep it simple

    Animation turns complex ideas into an engaging narrative, making it easy for leads to understand how your product or service works.

  • Improve your SEO

    Google loves animated video due to its high-retention rate and evergreen nature. A high-quality animated video can significantly improve your presence on Google, making it easier for leads to find you.

What are the benefits of hiring a freelance animator?

Here are some of the biggest benefits of choosing a freelance animator in Los Angeles, US through Twine over an animators agency:

  • Lower overhead costs

    This includes office space, company benefits, employee training and set working hours.

  • Experience

    Many professional animators will hone their craft at an animation studio before going it alone as a freelancer. This means that freelance animators are often the most experienced, efficient and professional specialists in the game.

  • Expertise

    If you’ve been wondering where to find animators that specialize in a particular niche of animation, the freelance market is for you! Freelance animators often dedicate themselves to particular animation commissions (such as explainer videos).

  • Flexibility

    Hiring an animation freelancer allows you to set your own hours and rates relative to the nature of your project. You can assign them work as and when it suits you without the hassle of a long-term contract.

What are you waiting for?

Post a job on Twine now and be matched with a wide range of high quality animators in Los Angeles, US in a matter of hours. If you’ve got any questions then you can ask online animators and they’ll be happy to help you via the public questions feature.

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