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    Default Motion graphics artist thinking to relocate to miami

    Hi there,
    I am a freelance motion graphics designer/animator from the NYC area thinking to relocate to miami.
    Does anyone know how it is to find production jobs down there and if yes where can I find them? I have tons of contact in NYC but none in Miami as far as TV networks and production companies.

    Thanks!!
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    Hi yorambenz, thanks for posting a question.

    From my experience, Miami's film and production scene revolves around the season, from December to June.

    Here's a list of film permits issued last week by the Miami-Dade Office of Film & Entertainment.

    I don't want to discourage you, but it may be hard to find a job Miami.

    Although there are some commercials and few films produced here each year, I would think most of the post production/motion graphics work is still being done in LA and New York.

    Production companies like to film here for the good weather and no unions. They don't seem to trust us much when it comes to hiring the above-the-line and technical post production positions.

    Do you speak Spanish? That would be a plus.

    Have you seen our Florida Film Production Guide?

    Hope this was helpful.

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    Hi yorambenz,

    I know MAPS has an office in Miami and the employees travel with them seasonally. If you're thinking of relocating to Miami permanently, and not seasonally, I don't think Film production would be the right industry to pursue in this town. Give MAPS a call and see what they say.

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    Cool,
    Thanks for your Advice!
    Yoram

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    Hi Yoram. I am wondering, could you work for an advertising agency?

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    Hi There,
    Yes, and I've worked for advertising agencies in NYC as well as production companies and TV networks.
    Yoram

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    Hi there! I am remiss for not replying. I misinterpreted since no additional question was asked. Personally, I don't have any connections to the ad or production world here. A good place to start looking though would be the usual -- our local paper uses careerbuilder.com and of course, try craigslist and monster.com. About a year ago or so I was looking for full-time work and I noticed there were quite a few positions for graphic artists. Here is a list of ad agencies you could or research.

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