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DHX Media Recruiting DVD Art Director – 2D, 2D Animation Revisionist & Key Animation Supervisor

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DVD Art Director – 2D

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’re looking for an experienced Art Director to lead a team of talented designers on an upcoming DVD (2D, Flash animation). This project is high-profile and has a great track record! This could also be an opportunity for the right candidate to take the next step forward in their career if they’ve been working as a Lead/Senior Designer for several years. 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 Designer, with prior experience designing for 2D animation;
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;
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, please email your Resume and Online Portfolio.

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’re currently searching for skilled Animation Revisionists to join our team on several animated series starting in April and June! 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 2D 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.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

Degree/Diploma from a recognized animation school;
Previous experience animating for a 2D television series;
High level of proficiency in Flash preferred (we are willing to train strong, experienced Harmony animators);
Strong sense of acting, staging, posing, timing and storytelling;
Ability to multi-task and prioritize;
Drive, determination and creative problem-solving skills;
Effective and professional communication skills.

To apply, send your Resume and Cover Letter.

To apply, send your Resume and Cover Letter to: recruiting@dhxmedia.com
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Key Animation Supervisor (Flash)

Description

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 searching for a Key Animation Supervisor to work with our team on a popular animated series starting in May 2015! You’ll need to be able to spot and create super strong, expressive storytelling poses and have a solid understanding of character design, staging, perspective and model. You’ll also require the ability to clearly and concisely communicate with and mentor artists on your team, so previous leadership experience is desired. An in-depth knowledge of Flash and building poses using symbols will be required. Above all, you must be passionate about the projects you work on, love to draw, and have a desire to make this show amazing!

Responsibilities Include:

Reviewing animatics with Directors and breaking down the board to distribute to crew;
Working with crew to ensure that all elements of scenes (e.g. BG, Posing, FX etc.) are present and maintaining show continuity before the show moves on to animation;
Communicating revisions required to key animators/posing artists;
Meeting set production milestones and deadlines and motivating your team to do so as well;
Other tasks as required (which may include producing walk/run or other cycles, mouthloops/expressions, and creating/maintaining pose libraries).

Qualifications Include:

3+ years of experience as a 2D Animator or Posing Artist;
An in-depth working knowledge of Flash;
Experience as an animation supervisor/lead preferred;
Degree/Diploma from a recognized animation school preferred;
Ability to motivate and coach a talented and diverse crew;
Drive, determination and creative problem-solving skills;
Effective and professional communication skills;
Ability to organize, multi-task and prioritize.

To apply, send your Resume, Cover Letter and Portfolio.

To apply, send your Resume and Cover Letter to: recruiting@dhxmedia.com
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