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DHX Media Recruiting Feature Storyboard Artists, Animatic Editor 2D and Maya Character Animator

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Feature Storyboard Artists, 2D

About us

DHX Media’s animation studios are recognized worldwide for our diverse original properties and for our work on some of the top brands in children’s entertainment. Our staff can dig into a wide variety of projects, from action to comedy and preschool to tween, and they get to enjoy awesome benefits and company events while they’re at it. With some of Canada’s top artists, writers and producers on our team of 800+, our studios are bursting with creative energy. So what are you waiting for? Come join us!

About the Position

DHX Media (Vancouver) Ltd. is hiring Storyboard Artists for a new animated feature film – an epic, character-driven fantasy that will be animated in Toon Boom! It has comedy, action, and a huge existing fan base.
This is a chance to work with a talented, tight-knit creative group out of our Vancouver studio where you’ll have a real ability to influence the storytelling and visual language of the film. You’ll be working collaboratively with the Director, Head of Story and other board artists on the team to conceptualize the story and create the blueprint for all artistic departments to follow.

Responsibilities

Translating the episodic script into visual sequences
Working collaboratively; meeting with Director and Storyboard Supervisor to discuss initial staging, camera angles/movement and action
Cleaning up and revising drawn panels as advised by Director or Storyboard Supervisor
Communicating progress of work to appropriate supervisors and coordinators; organizing and managing timelines to ensure all work is completed and submitted on schedule

Qualifications

3+ years of experience as a Storyboard Artist in animation (feature film and/or high-profile television series)
Ability to work digitally using a Cintiq (Sketchbook Pro, etc.)
Ability to work out of our Vancouver studio (international applicants willing to relocate will be considered)
Strong understanding of the crafting and development of story arcs, characterization, comedic timing and cinematic techniques
Strong drawing skills and sense of design, character and composition
Degree/Diploma from a recognized animation school preferred
Ability to organize and manage time effectively to meet deadlines
Ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner
Strong interpersonal skills and the desire to work as part of a team
Killer instincts and a great sense of humor!

THANK YOU to all those who express interest in being a part of the DHX Media 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.

To apply: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=ofOK1fwy&s=Creative_Planet_Network
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Animatic Editor, 2D

About Us

DHX Media’s animation studios are recognized worldwide for our diverse original properties and for our work on some of the top brands in children’s entertainment. Our staff can dig into a wide variety of projects, from action to comedy and preschool to tween, and they get to enjoy awesome benefits and company events while they’re at it. With some of Canada’s top artists, writers and producers on our team of 800+, our studios are bursting with creative energy. So what are you waiting for? Come join us!

About the Position

We are currently looking for an experienced Animatic Editor to join our post team on a new production.

Responsibilities

Compile Animatics using Imported Storyboard Panels and Audio Files
Applying temporary SoundFX and applicable Camera Moves
Updating Sequences through Various Cuts and submitting locked shows to animators

Qualifications

Previous experience in a production environment is necessary (experience on an animated series or feature film a definite asset)
Degree or Diploma from a recognized film production school
Understanding of 2D concepts and workflows
Production experience with Avid Media Composer is essential
Ability to adapt to varying production demands and shifting priorities
Ability to organize and manage time effectively to meet deadlines
Ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner
Proactive thinker with creative problem solving skills
Strong interpersonal skills and the desire to work as part of a team
Extremely organized
A sharp wit and a great sense of humor!

Bonus Assets

Love for movies
Is passionate
Has a strong story sense

THANK YOU to all those who express interest in being a part of the DHX Media 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.

To apply: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=oyGK1fwJ&s=Creative_Planet_Network
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Maya Character Animator

About Us

DHX Media’s animation studios are recognized worldwide for our diverse original properties and for our work on some of the top brands in children’s entertainment. Our staff can dig into a wide variety of projects, from action to comedy and preschool to tween, and they get to enjoy awesome benefits and company events while they’re at it. With some of Canada’s top artists, writers and producers on our team of 800+, our studios are bursting with creative energy. So what are you waiting for? Come join us!

About this Position

We currently have an opening for a talented Maya Character Animator on a series we are working on for Hasbro! If you’re the right fit for this role, you’ll have previous experience, strong knowledge of “The Animation Principles”, and the desire to be part of a team creating content for people to enjoy all over the world. You’ll need to possess great time management skills, and show a commitment to learning and pushing your personal limits.

Responsibilities

Working with Directors and Supervisors to animate and revise character animation in a timely manner
Animating and revising vehicle and prop animation
Animating and revising basic lip-sync animation
Importing/Exporting and tracing renders in Flash to appropriate layers
Contributing to After Effects department when necessary
Organizing work and files efficiently, and ensuring work is completed on schedule and conforms to the production pipeline
Reviewing workload and communicating any issues to Director and Producer
Other tasks and responsibilities as required

Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in Animation
1+ years of experience in Autodesk Maya preferred
Basic knowledge of Adobe Flash preferred (specific training provided)
Basic knowledge of Adobe After Effects preferred (specific training provided)
Ability to work alongside and communicate (verbally and in writing) with a large production team
Drive, determination and creative problem-solving skills
Willing to learn new software and processes
THANK YOU to all those who express interest in being a part of the DHX Media 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.

To apply: https://app.jobvite.com/j?cj=oi2K1fwP&s=Creative_Planet_Network
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