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Assistant Director (2D Project) – Animation Brewery, Vancouver

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Animation Brewery Productions Ltd. is producing the “Biosand Filter Project” and is urgently seeking a qualified Assistant Director to work in-house with the Director to help manage and support the production crew on a 2D animation project. Tasks will include assigning and reviewing tasks from the team, troubleshooting, pipeline management and planning, liaising with the director and producer to the crew, and stepping in on various production tasks as needed to get the job done.

Availability:

Monday to Friday 9 am to 6 pm (or other similar configuration)

Payment:

Rate: $1,100/week (full-time salary, 40 hours/week)

Term:

Immediately until approximately May 1, 2015

Location:

The office is located at 422 Richards Street, Vancouver at the Network Hub.
Hardware & Software Requirements:
The employee will be required to provide his or her own personal computer and drawing tablet for which a rental fee will be paid by Animation Brewery — see Technical Requirements below for more information.

Tasks Required:

Work along side the Director at the Network Hub to manage the production team and ensure their assignments are delivered on schedule.
Assist the director in the oversight of the design and build teams to complete high quality assets for use in both the Adobe Edge Animation process and the After Effects animation process.
Liaise and disseminate information to the production team on behalf of the Director.
Technical problem solving.
Strategic action planning to ensure project goals are met.
Convey revision instructions to production team in an effective and efficient manner.
Record status details in the trackers as needed to ensure tracking documents are up to date and accurate.
Properly estimate time to complete work and manage competing priorities.
In order to meet deadlines, pitch in to complete art production tasks where there are gaps in the production teams capabilities or availability.

Skills and Experience:

MUST HAVE: TV and/or film production experience on a 2D animated project as director or supervisor.
MUST HAVE proficient working knowledge of the following software:​
Adobe After Effects CC (Creative Cloud)
Adobe Photoshop CC

Proficient working knowledge of one or more of the following is highly favourable:

Adobe Illustrator CC
Toonboom Storyboard Pro
Adobe Edge Animate (related program: Adobe Flash CC)
Adobe CC Desktop (ie. cloud services including Libraries, and file sharing)
Production experience in one or more of the following is highly favourable:
Excellent drawing ability — human anatomy, background settings
2D design skills
Flash or Toonboom production build and/or layout experience
Motion graphics
Storyboarding experience
2D character animation experience
Compositing experience
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Other important specific knowledge and skills for this project:

Good understanding of transparencies, masks and alpha channels
Understanding of web art requirements and web technology
Able to juggle multiple tasks and responsibilities while meeting deadlines.
Good communicator, written and verbal. Fast typing skills is an asset.
Computer savvy (Skype, email, on-line chatting, etc.) and technically inclined.
Technical Requirements
Computer (laptop or desktop) capable of running the latest Adobe CC Suite of software. Animation Brewery will pay a computer rental fee and will provide a full Creative Cloud licence for the course of the project. Animation Brewery will also provide additional accessories as required including a reference monitor.
minimum 8 GB RAM
minimum quad-core processor
Bring a drawing tablet with pressure sensitive stylus (eg. Wacom Intous, Cintiq, Surface Pro, etc)
Adobe CC license will be provided
Box.com and Adobe CC cloud file sharing
Skype, GMail account and Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Calendar

Apply here:- stu@animationbrewery.com
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