Tonko House is an animation studio in Berkeley, founded by Pixar-alum Robert Kondo and Dice Tsutsumi in 2014 following their production of the Academy Award nominated short film, “The Dam Keeper.” Since then, Tonko House has worked in a variety of mediums and formats. Additional productions include “Moom” (2015), “Pig: The Dam Keeper Poems” (2017), and most recently the first of three graphic novels. Additionally we are working with Fox Animation on a feature film based on the world of the Dam Keeper.
It is our aim to build a house that nurtures growth. As artists, producers, and people, we hope to support each other in building upon our present selves. We believe the highest quality work is a result of overcoming obstacles and persevering to grow. Tonko House hopes to foster a supportive environment that encourages life-long learning.
We have many exciting projects on the horizon and production support is essential to keep our operations running smoothly, so we are looking for enthusiastic Production Assistants to join our team!
INTRO AND ELIGIBILITY: Production Assistant is open to artists who have a 3-Day Floor Plus, 3-Day Passport, 3-day VIP Passport, Table, Premiere Table, Booth, Premiere Booth pass to the CTN animation eXpo. This is an opportunity to potentially interview for a job in the film/vfx/animation/game industry. NOTE: You must be an exhibitor or be an attendee who has a three-day eXpo pass for interview scheduling purposes.
HOW TO ENTER: Register as an artist by clicking on "Artist Registration" above and start uploading your portfolio/reel as soon as your account has been approved. Choose an array of artwork (12 pieces) that best represents your current skill (as if you are applying to a job). The first day to submit a porfolio is October 11th, 2017 00:00 AM PST (you must have one of the passes above to participate) and the last day to submit a portfolio is October 18th, 2017 11:59 PM PST for the eXpo this year happening throughout the weekend of November 17-19, 2017.
Artist Portfolio Upload Opens October 1st, 2017 (you must have one of the passes above to participate).
Artist Portfolio Upload Closes October 26th, 2017 11:59PM PST.
Recruiter Review Opens October 27th, 2017 1:00AM PST
Recruiter Review Closes Nov 5th, 2017 16:00PM PST
Applicants are notified of their status by November 15th, 2017
Artist applicants must have a 3-Day Floor Plus, 3-Day Passport, 3-day VIP Passport, Table, Premiere Table, Booth, Premiere Booth
If you are chosen for an interview you will receive an email from the CTN team on the time and date of your meeting place. You do not need to rush to apply on the first day. This does not work on a "first-come-first-serve" basis.
•Provide studio-wide support and assistance as needed
•Coordinate meal orders and deliveries
•Edit and update schedules
•Track online sales inventory
•Run errands as required
•Handle mail and product shipments
•Assist in the preparation of project reviews
•Create a friendly and professional atmosphere in a fast-paced work environment
•Ability to work in the U.S
•Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•Strong time-management and organization skills
•Flexibility and ability to multi-task
•Ability to work independently with limited supervision