T Brand Studio Opens Call for Selects 2017

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T Brand Studio, the brand marketing unit of The New York Times, is seeking animators for its 2017 Selects program, which offers creative professionals the chance to work with the studio on advertising-based client projects, opening doors with high-profile collaborations.

The ideal candidates are animators who “tell stories in exciting, innovative and highly visual ways.” Artists and/or studios are invited to submit one reel and two projects that are truly representative of their work — one of the projects must be a short-form piece running under 60 seconds.

Submissions are open through March 31, 2017 via tbrandstudio.com/the-selects-2017.

The Selects launched in 2015 with a call for directors and cinematographers, with that class going on to work on more than 20 projects with T Brand Studio for clients including Cartier, Belvedere and UBS.

Previous animations from T Brand Studio include a mixed-media video for Franklin Templeton on a 225-year-old investment; a wellness guide for Fairlife; and a look at the “History of Spinny Things” for Pure Storage.

The Selects

The Selects