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DHX Media Recruiting Art Director, 2D Animation Revisionist & Pipeline TD

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Art Director – Animated Feature

DHX Media (Vancouver) Ltd. is an award-winning animation studio, which has produced over 300 half hours of original children’s shows. With more than 250 employees and multiple projects on the go – including Looped, My Little Pony, and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – we’re bustling! 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 an Art Director with feature experience to lead design on an upcoming 2D project which will be animated in Toon Boom. This project is high-profile, and has a great track record! We’re seeking someone with a keen eye for the aesthetic needs of the project, who is a pro at juggling priorities and consistently meets design objectives, enjoys managing and mentoring a team, and can maintain excellent relationships with clients and colleagues!

Responsibilities Include:

Under the leadership of the Director, ensuring all designs (Character, Location, Prop) and the colour palette support the overall creative vision for the story and style of the project. Ensuring suitability in aesthetic, function and form;
Interpreting and incorporating feedback from the Director in a timely and qualitatively acceptable way;
Adhering to the production schedule, ensuring the design team meets key milestones and deadlines;
Sharing information, methodologies and ideas with others, providing guidance/mentorship to the design team;
Proactively communicating with the Director, Producer and/or other departments to anticipate and tackle potential problems as a team.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

3+ years of experience working as an Art Director/Lead, with prior experience on an animated feature;
Comprehension and knowledge of animation and its various platforms (Degree/Diploma in Animation desired but not a requirement);
Strong drawing, illustration and painting skills with working knowledge of anatomy, proportion, perspective and composition;
High degree of proficiency in Photoshop;
Experience on a Toon Boom production an asset;
Able to communicate ideas clearly and concisely, to anticipate hurdles and problem-solve;
Well organized and efficient, able to juggle shifting priorities and meet performance objectives within a fast-paced production environment;
Able to receive direction, and work collaboratively with a positive attitude;
An aspiration to keep on the cutting edge of art, animation and culture.

To apply, send your Resume and Cover Letter to: recruiting@dhxmedia.com
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2D Animation Revisionist (Flash Series)

Description

DHX Media (Vancouver) Ltd. is an award-winning animation studio, which has produced over 300 half hours of original children’s shows. With more than 250 employees and multiple projects on the go – including Looped, My Little Pony, and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – we’re bustling! 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 are currently looking for Animation Revisionists to join us on several new productions! You’ll be responsible for revising existing 2D Flash animation to the specifications of the Director and Animation Supervisor, providing the final polish on our shows before they go out the door. This is the perfect position for someone who loves to problem solve and use their creativity to improve the level of quality in each scene. If you’re an experienced animator who is passionate about their work, and excited about joining a team of artists who encourage and bring out the best in each other – come join us!

Responsibilities Include:

Revising existing animation, incorporating Director’s notes to uphold a high level of quality in each scene;
Completing work within a rigorous production schedule with shifting daily deadlines;
Working collaboratively in a team environment.

Qualifications Include:

2+ years of experience in 2D animation for television;
High level of proficiency in Flash (we will also consider strong, experienced Harmony animators with some Flash knowledge);
Degree/Diploma from a recognized animation school;
Strong sense of acting, staging, posing, timing and storytelling;
Ability to multi-task and prioritize;
Effective and professional communication skills;
Drive, determination and creative problem-solving skills!

Apply here:- recruiting@dhxmedia.com
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Pipeline TD (Harmony)

DHX Media (Vancouver) Ltd. is an award-winning animation studio, which has produced over 300 half hours of original children’s shows. With more than 250 employees and multiple high-profile projects on the go – including Looped, My Little Pony, and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs – we’re bustling! 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 Pipeline Technical Director to work closely with production, department leads and IT to develop and maintain a Toon Boom Harmony animation pipeline. You’ll be the point person for Harmony in our facility – establishing studio wide procedures for design, builds and rigging, troubleshooting scenes, creating processes for Maya and Harmony integration and anything else that we can think of that has the word Harmony in it! This is a pivotal role which requires expert knowledge of Harmony with serious experience in the production of animated television series and feature films.

Responsibilities Include:

Supporting the overall needs of production, pipeline and toolsets;
Overseeing the development, maintenance and optimization of tools used in production;
Acting as a primary support for technical problems in the production department;
Providing technical solutions to artists and supervisors, working closely with the animation crew;
Working with R&D engineering and programmers to resolve digital production asset management issues that may arise during production;
Maya asset integration into Harmony scenes;
Managing the production pipeline integration with the production tracking and asset management system;
Developing documentation and implementing training/mentoring to enhance skill-sets of current crew;
Collaborating with production supervisors to plan and establish methodologies that meet or exceed the requirements of each production.

Qualifications Include:

Experience in a Toon Boom (Harmony, Storyboard Pro) network, client-server pipeline environment;
Sound technical knowledge of Toon Boom Harmony SDK and scripting capabilities;
2+ years of experience in Maya;
Knowledge of After Effects, Nuke, Flash, and Qube! is an asset;
Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in Animation or a related field desired;
Able to communicate ideas clearly and concisely, to anticipate hurdles and problem-solve;
Able to take direction and work collaboratively with a positive attitude;
Well organized and efficient, able to juggle shifting priorities;
Strong work ethic with the ability to meet performance objectives within a fast-paced production environment.

To apply, send your Resume & Online Portfolio to: recruiting@dhxmedia.com stating the position you’re applying for in the Subject line.
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