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DHX Media Recruiting Key Animators/Posing Artists, Pipeline and Research and Development Producer & Previs Lead

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Key Animators/Posing Artists (Flash) – 2D

Want to make awesome cartoons with amazingly talented teams in a cool new studio?
DHX Media – Vancouver is looking for experienced Key Animators to join our team!

We’re looking for someone with a strong sense of timing and an eye for appealing, funny, poppy and snappy posing to help bring these familiar characters to life! If you’re a well-rounded, skilled illustrator with a passion for animation, we’re looking for you to help add a little more magic to this awesome team!

WHAT YOU’LL GET TO DO:

Work under the direction of the Layout Supervisors to create high quality 2D Flash animation sequences by finding the storytelling poses from the board, improving upon them, and putting them on model
Spell out complex actions in a variety of ways for the next stage in the pipeline (animation) using existing character and prop builds
Draw in Flash to create designs/poses for animation sequences and layouts
Work within production deadlines to meet assigned weekly quotas and expectations
Work collaboratively in a team environment

WHAT YOU BRING:

Previous experience as an Animator or Layout Artist on a 2D series (Flash or Harmony) preferred
Strong experience with creating poses using Flash character builds
Strong sense of acting, staging, posing, timing, and the ability to stay on model
Degree/Diploma from a recognized animation school
Self-motivated with demonstrated initiative
Ability to multi-task and prioritize
Ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner

BONUS POINTS IF YOU…

Believe in magic!

WHY WORK AT DHX MEDIA:

DHX Media delivers content that inspires, entertains and connects. But we create more than just animation, we build worlds and experiences for kids around the world. At our studios, quality, creativity and fun go hand in hand! Our teams dig into a diverse range of projects – from preschool and comedy to action-adventure – while enjoying awesome benefits, perks, and a whole lot of fun along the way. With some of Canada’s top creative talents, our studios are bursting with energy. So what are you waiting for? Come join us!

Apply here:- https://jobs.jobvite.com/dhx-media/job/oN6A5fwi
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Pipeline and Research & Development Producer

Want to make awesome cartoons with amazingly talented teams in a cool new studio?
DHX Media – Vancouver is looking for an experienced Pipeline and R&D Producer to join our team!

We are looking for an experienced Producer to work within our Pipeline and R&D/Dev team to drive forward new technologies at the studio. Intermediate Shotgun experience is required for this role.

WHAT YOU’LL GET TO DO:

Manage an R&D team creating new looks and advanced animation technology – along with the Pipeline team that creates and deploys production-friendly implementations and techniques.
Produce trailers and test projects to showcase these new technologies, and land new shows.
Work closely with Pipeline TDs and CG Supes to help define workflows; schedule development tasks to create these new tools and see them successfully deployed.
Help manage Shotgun workflow setups across the studio, working with show producers to resolve and troubleshoot issues.
Work with recruitment to staff pipeline & development teams

WHAT YOU BRING:

5+ years experience as a producer in animation/vfx/film industry
Intermediate to advanced understanding of Shotgun (production tracking system)
Strong communication and collaboration skills
Excellent problem-solving skills
Detail-oriented with a strong ability to multitask
Strong knowledge of 3D software packages and pipelines

WHY WORK AT DHX MEDIA:

DHX Media delivers content that inspires, entertains and connects. But we create more than just animation, we build worlds and experiences for kids around the world. At our studios, quality, creativity and fun go hand in hand! Our teams dig into a diverse range of projects – from preschool and comedy to action-adventure – while enjoying awesome benefits, perks, and a whole lot of fun along the way. With some of Canada’s top creative talents, our studios are bursting with energy. So what are you waiting for? Come join us!

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.

Apply here:- https://jobs.jobvite.com/dhx-media/job/o7VF5fww
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Previs Lead – 3D

Want to make awesome cartoons with amazingly talented teams in a cool new studio?
DHX Media – Vancouver is looking for an experienced Previs Lead to join our team!

As a Previs Lead on Mega Man you will get to interpret storyboards and realize them into the 3D environment by establishing camera blocking, composition and lens choice. You will work closely with the team to create balanced solutions and ensure that all sequences are delivered on time.

WHAT YOU’LL GET TO DO:

Create 3D visualizations of storyboard animatics
Establish camera blocking, composition and lens choice
Work with the Director to provide coverage options
Proactively identify possible creative / technical problems with shots
Ensure the previs team is productive by answering questions that arise
Train, mentor, and motivate new Previs Artists who are placed on the crew
Assist previs team in execution of camera lensing and staging, composition and blocking of scenes from storyboard animatics
Complete assigned sequences within scheduled timeframe
Ensure shot continuity
Anticipate, communicate, and troubleshoot any creative or technical issues with assistance from CG Supervisor
Assist /guide Previs Artists in the organization of their assignments
Keep current on previs techniques and technology

WHAT YOU BRING:

3+ years of experience in animation or film industry
Experience in Maya essential
Degree/diploma in fine arts or animation or equivalent experience an asset
Ability to interpret storyboards and realize them in a 3D environment
Firm understanding of cameras, staging, composition, perspective, pacing, timing and cinematography concepts in animation context
Basic modeling and rigging is an asset
Ability to clearly communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
Ability to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure

BONUS POINTS IF YOU…

Have experience mentoring other artists
Are a die-hard Mega Man fan

WHY WORK AT DHX MEDIA:

DHX Media delivers content that inspires, entertains and connects. But we create more than just animation, we build worlds and experiences for kids around the world. At our studios, quality, creativity and fun go hand in hand! Our teams dig into a diverse range of projects – from preschool and comedy to action-adventure – while enjoying awesome benefits, perks, and a whole lot of fun along the way. With some of Canada’s top creative talents, our studios are bursting with energy. So what are you waiting for? Come join us!

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.

Apply here:- https://jobs.jobvite.com/dhx-media/job/odzE5fwf
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