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DHX Media Recruiting Feature FX Animator & Lead Development Animator

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Feature FX Animator 2D

About the Position

DHX Studios Vancouver is seeking an experienced Special Effects (FX) Animator for a 2D Feature Film! Using Toon Boom Harmony, the FX Artist will create and animate new effects which are production-friendly and efficient, and use existing effects while maintaining a high artistic standard. The successful candidate must have solid drawing skills and the ability to work cooperatively with different departments within a fast-paced production environment.

Responsibilities

Work with Directors, Supervisors, and Animation Team to design and create realistic effects
Liaise and communicate with various departments for required assets and input
Perform artistic tasks and use creative problem solving to create desired effects
Organize and manage your own work and files efficiently
Ensure work is completed on schedule and to production standards
Review workload and communicate any issues to Director and Producer
Assist with other production tasks which require Harmony Compositing capability, to help meet production deadlines

Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in Animation, or equivalent field
2+ years’ experience working in a production environment in Traditional Animation, Harmony, or Flash, preferred
Demonstrated experience, comprehension and knowledge of classical animation, character animation, and effects animation
Solid drawing skills
Ability to work alongside and communicate with a talented and diverse production team
Drive, determination and creative problem-solving skills
Experience in managing additional production tasks and responsibilities when requested, while maintaining own workload
Effective and professional communication skills

Please Apply at: http://jobs.jobvite.com/careers/dhx-media/job/ogzc3fwO/apply?__jvst=JobBoard&__jvsd=Creative_Planet_Network

THANK YOU to all those who express interest in being a part of the DHX Studios team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings you will be contacted.
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Lead Development Animator 3D

About the Position

DHX Studios – Vancouver is looking for a creative and experienced Lead Development Animator to join our team! We are looking for someone who will push the limits of creativity to create the best quality animation and cinematic value in our present and future productions. The ideal candidate will have a strong leadership background and a knack for great storytelling!

Responsibilities

Work collaboratively as part of the Development Team to strive for excellence
Understand the principles of animation and cinematics, and how best to implement them to create performances that support both characters and story
Create emotionally powerful animation with quality timing and pacing
Adapt easily to multiple animation styles
Ensure and maintain the quality, style, and continuity of animation throughout
Complete assigned animation within scheduled timeframe
Assist with production animation training and mentoring as needed
Liaise with Design, Modeling, Lighting and FX to ensure delivery of dependent assets
Create layout scenes containing all relevant assets to test show-specific lighting scenarios
Communicate with the Rigging team to ensure the production works with the rigs and tools provided
Conduct model and rig testing to ensure rigs will facilitate the best performance possible
Create and rig Proxy models and FX as needed
Contribute to the development of new techniques and processes to solve animation production challenges
Identify, communicate, and troubleshoot creative and technical risks or issues, and assist in creating a mitigation strategy
Assist in resolving pipeline issues by researching, identifying and presenting resolutions to streamline and improve quality and productivity
Be a positive and creative force on the team, and help to drive technical innovation
Consistently exercise sound judgment in all areas of performance

Qualifications

5+ years of experience as a senior or lead animator in the animation industry
Advanced knowledge in Maya is a must
Thorough understanding of animation and cinematic principles and techniques, and understanding of key-framed animation development processes and limitations
Thorough understanding of human kinetics and real-world physics
Solid understanding of rigging; experience in rigging is a plus
Excellent time-management, multi-tasking, prioritizing, and organizational skills
Ability to think creatively to solve problems and resolve technical challenges
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure
Ability to work proactively, and be flexible and adaptable to meet the changing needs of development
Ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner
Ability to adapt to multiple animation styles
Must be open to direction and able to embrace change

Please Apply at: http://jobs.jobvite.com/careers/dhx-media/job/ooXg3fwo/apply?__jvst=JobBoard&__jvsd=Creative_Planet_Network

THANK YOU to all those who express interest in being a part of the DHX Studios team. Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications we receive, we may be unable to reply to all applicants. If we feel that you may be a good match for one of our current openings you will be contacted.
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