Added by on 2014-08-13

DHX Media Recruiting AFX Artist

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AFX Artist

DHX Media (Vancouver) Ltd. is an award-winning animation studio, which has produced over 300 half hours of original children’s shows such as Kid vs. Kat and Martha Speaks. Employing a team of more than 200 of Canada’s top artists, our studio is full of talented and inspired professionals who are passionate about creating quality animation! We have great events like our annual Art Show and Summer BBQ, extended health benefits, and an in-house gym. Did we mention our studio is also dog-friendly?
We’re looking for a Lead AFX Artist to work alongside some of the best in the biz and mentor a team of artists on an exciting new animated series! You’re the right fit for this role if you exhibit very high artistic standards and a strong desire to make every shot sing by creating depth of field, lighting, and parallax amongst other effects. You must have experience working with several different departments within a fast-paced animation production environment. Previous supervisory experience is a definite asset.

Responsibilities Include:

Working with Directors, Supervisors and IT to design and produce the requested style of effects;
Liaising and communicating with various departments for required assets and input;
Performing artistic tasks with a wide range of additional software plug-ins;
Reviewing workload and communicating any issues to Director and Producer;
Organizing and managing own work and files efficiently and ensuring work is completed on schedule;
Other production tasks which require Flash and AFX capability as requested to help meet the scheduled completion of projects.


2+ years of work experience in Adobe After Effects;
Knowledge of hand-drawn FX animation is a definite asset;
Experience working in Flash on a 2D animation series is a bonus;
Experience creating particle effects, working with 2.5D cameras in After Effects and working with Boris – Particle World, Boris – Particle System 2, Digieffects Damage and Mocha desired;
Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in Animation;
Ability to work alongside and communicate with a talented and diverse production team;
Drive, determination and creative problem-solving skills;
Effective and professional communication skills.


Send your Resume & Online Portfolio to: stating the position you’re applying for in the Subject line. Please note that you must already be legally eligible to work in Canada.
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