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Bardel Entertainment Inc Recruiting 3D Animator & Model/Texture Artist

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3D Animator

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Department: Creative – 3D
Type: Contracted
Min. Experience: Mid Level

Do you love to explore a story through expressive character movement? Do you have a good grasp of weight, timing, lip sync and posting? At Bardel, our greatest asset is our people. With multiple series currently in production, we are always looking for exceptional talent to join our winning team!

We are searching for talented 3D Animators to join our Vancouver studio team. Under the direction of the Lead Animator/Director, you will conceptualize, create and execute quality animation sequences through an impressive proficiency with digital tools in a collaborative team setting.

What you will be doing:

Demonstrate a broad range of 3D Animation proficiencies in creating the overall look, attitude and style of the character animation in conjunction with the show’s established style and technical requirements
Work collaboratively to meet production objectives, deadlines and quotas, ensuring open communication with other managers and team members
Actively participate in team/department meetings
Mentor entry-level artists by providing them with support, guidance and instruction in areas that provide for their artistic and professional growth

What you bring with you:

1-3 Years of TV / Film production experience a must
Diploma or relevant post-secondary education required
Possess a solid working knowledge of CG animation technologies and necessary production environments and tools
Proficiency in Maya is a must
Strong written/verbal communication skills (English)

Extra points if you have:

A background in traditional hand-drawn animation, visual arts and life drawing with a solid grasp of movement and form
Experience with acting, live action or staging
Advanced technical computer animation knowledge such as dynamics, scripting and tools

Why work at Bardel?

We’ve got great people here, and for good reasons. Bardel offers a generous benefit package, regular social events and ongoing development opportunities for employees to advance their careers through work on prominent and exciting industry projects. You will collaborate with other influential, career-minded creative professionals from around the world, and have the opportunity to grow in your career.

What we want to see in your application:

Tell us why YOU are the person for the position and how you meet the position’s criteria. Forward us your current resume and samples of your work (eg. a link to your website or reel – don’t hesitate to show off a little!).

How to apply:

Please visit our website at http://bardel.theresumator.com/apply/tBCcJscrxW to apply.

We thank all applicants who express an interest in being part of the Bardel team. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of submissions received, we will only be in touch with those that are a compelling match for one of our current openings.
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Model/Texture Artist

Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Department: Creative
Type: Full Time
Min. Experience: Mid Level

At Bardel, our greatest asset is our people. With multiple series currently in production, we are always looking for exceptional talent to join our winning team!

We are currently recruiting for a Model / Texture Artist

Do you love bringing characters, creatures and worlds to life? Want to work with a top-notch team of brilliant creative folks on an epic show? As a Model / Texture Artist, you will conceptualize and create clean and functional 3D models following the aesthetic, creative and technical quality standards of the production. You’ll be comfortable building textures using both image and procedurally-based techniques, and creating shader networks and UV layouts as situations dictate.

What You Will Be Doing:

Demonstrating sound working knowledge of modeling, texturing and surfacing tools (Maya, Mudbox, Mari, Zbrush etc.) and techniques to create models (characters, props and sets) for 3D animated content
Creating blend shape setups for characters, props and other elements
Effectively translating 2D drawings and concepts into 3D models
Creating new texture processes and concepts, either by utilizing reference materials or by hand-painting textures
Meeting project deadlines and milestones, including weekly quotas, as set by project leads and the production department
Actively participating in team/department meetings
Mentoring and offering support to less experienced artists, providing them with guidance and instruction in the areas of modeling/texturing

What you bring with you:

Must have previous Film / TV production experience
An excellent command of human anatomy, volume and weight, dynamics and character motion
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and a collaborative, supportive approach to working with other team members
Confidence, ability and sound judgement in all areas of performance, such as immediately notifying supervisors regarding any technical or creative problems that may impact quotas or deadlines, proactively communicating solutions

Extra points if you have:

Background in traditional animation, visual arts and life drawing, with a solid sense of movement and form
Sound understanding of the animation pipeline from storyboard to modelling to texturing, animation and rendering
Knowledge of technical processes such as lighting rigs, rendering, dynamics, scripting (Maya, Python, MEL)

Why Work at Bardel?

We’ve got great people here, and for good reasons. Bardel offers a generous benefit package, regular social events and ongoing development opportunities for employees to advance their careers through work on prominent and exciting industry projects. You will collaborate with other influential, career-minded creative professionals from around the world, and have the opportunity to grow in your career.

What we want to see in your application:

Tell us why YOU are the person for the position and how you meet the position’s criteria. Forward us your current resume and samples of your work (eg. a link to your website or reel – don’t hesitate to show off a little!).

How to apply:

Please visit our website at http://bardel.theresumator.com/apply/CIQUMrjDli to apply.

We thank all applicants who express an interest in being part of the Bardel team. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of submissions received, we will only be in touch with those that are a compelling match for one of our current openings.
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