Bardel Entertainment Inc Recruiting Layout Artist & Head of Production
We are looking for dynamic Layout Artists to join our Kelowna Studio.
The Layout Artist applies composition, fielding, camera and scene planning skills, along with excellent draftsmanship to generate creative practical and logical production layouts which enable the characters to animate within a scene as dictated by the approved storyboard.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Strategically create master backgrounds for each location as dictated by the approved storyboard.
Translate storyboard panels into a succession of breakdown poses.
Prepare separate levels for the camera field, overlays, backgrounds, and effects.
Draw background layout and character poses using specialized animation software such as Flash, Photoshop and / or Sketchbook.
Maintains and communicates a strong knowledge of innovative production technologies and the capabilities / limitations of these technologies as they relate to project goals in the area of layouts.
Identify composition, fielding, hook-up and camera problems in approved Storyboards and work with the Layout Supervisor to resolve them.
Exercise a strategic eye for scene planning to ensure that layout count stays within the established episode parameters.
Meet project deadlines and milestones, including all quotas, set by project leads and the production department. Notify your supervisor in advance of any and all reasons that your deadlines cannot be met and recommend solutions.
Actively participate in team / department meetings.
Mentors and offer support to less experienced artists, providing them with guidance and instruction in the area of layouts.
Possesses a solid understanding of 2D animation.
Post-secondary education in a recognized animation school.
Qualities for Success:
A team player with a positive attitude and dedication to the success of the project.
Demonstrates ability to work successfully in a collaborative, team-based setting.
Ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, high-volume and dynamic work environment.
Commitment to Bardel’s values of celebrating diversity, individual development and expression, creativity, and teamwork.
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 opportunities for employees to advance their careers through work on prominent and exciting industry projects. You’ll collaborate with other influential, career-minded creative professionals from around the world. For more information regarding Bardel Entertainment please visit www.bardel.ca
Working in Kelowna
Only 240 miles east of Vancouver, Kelowna is the largest city in the Okanagan Valley. With a mix of creative companies along with a slew of high-tech start-ups, Kelowna is fast becoming known as the “Silicon Valley of the North” and a hub of production talent.
Located on beautiful Okanagan Lake, Kelowna offers countless outdoor activities including mountain biking, water sports, golf, skiing and snowboarding. Kelowna’s downtown core is vibrant hosting an abundance of brew pubs, wine bars, funky shops, galleries and music festivals. Top it all off with sandy beaches, mountain ranges, orchards and vineyards and affordable living we like to think of Kelowna as a veritable paradise.
How to apply:
Please visit our website at http://bardel.ca/now-hiring/
What we want to see in your application:
– Why YOU are the person for the position and how you meet the position’s criteria.
– Your current resume and samples of your work (eg. link to your website).
– Rigging work and tools you have built in Maya.
– Though experience is preferred if you show a strong technical aptitude in your reel you will be considered.
We thank all applicants for applying, however due to the number of applications, we can only contact successful applicants to arrange a specific interview time.
Head of Production
Are you known as an all-star leader by both team members and senior executives? Do you have strong problem solving skills, with a mindset of always being proactive instead of reactive? 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’re hiring for a star Head of Production to join our Vancouver studio team. From revising production schedules to maintaining open communication with internal stakeholders and external clients, you will be responsible for managing multiple aspects of our production to ensure the productions are on target with its deliverables.
What you will be doing:
In partnership with VP of Production, Director of Production Finance and other key internal contacts, provide and implement recommendations on the setup, structure and business goals for production
Create and revise production schedules for the division while coordinating with multiple projects, studio schedules and business partners
Maintain reports and provide production status updates to the executive team
Manage multiple budgets and identify areas of concern
Establish strong working relationships with clients and other external stakeholders (including crew, outsourced studios, suppliers and corporate departments), ensuring delivery of projects to deadline and within established budgets
Work with the Human Resources department for recruitment of new team members
What you bring to the table:
Minimum 7 years of experience in a leadership role working in a similar capacity
Prior experience in the animation and/or film industry an asset
Strong problem solving skills with the ability to identify needs and address challenges
Project management skills with a proven track record to successfully manage people, budgets and deadlines
Business and market acumen (familiar with marketing concepts relevant to animation and/or film industry)
Exceptional communication skills
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. Fun is included in every role!
How to apply:
Please visit our website at http://bardel.ca/now-hiring/ 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 determined to be a compelling match for one of our current openings.
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