Added by on 2017-10-30

DHX Media Recruiting Lighting Artist, Previs Artist & 3D Animator

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Lighting Artist – 3D

Want to make some amazing animation with remarkably talented teams in a fun and welcoming studio? DHX Media – Halifax is looking for an experienced Lighting Artist to join our team!
Do you have a passion for lighting and problem solving?

Do you have 1-2 years of production experience?

As a Lighting Artist working closely with the Lighting Lead and CG Supervisor, you will cast a discerning eye across your sequences to create the desired mood and the perfect look. The artist in you understands design, perspective and colour. You embrace the technology that allows you to creatively manipulate light colour, intensity, angle, shading, light scatter and more as you enhance every shot. You work to meet the expectations of the client, respect the production parameters and thrive on being part of a team realizing a creative vision.

WHAT YOU’LL GET TO DO:

Quality lighting and render shots efficiently
Follow the creative direction of the production as communicated by the Lighting Lead and concept art to enrich the look of every sequence
Based on the production schedule and resources available, ensure and maintain the quality, style and continuity of lighting
Work with Lighting Lead to maintain the expected render time, quality and style across the production
Troubleshoot common rendering and lighting technical issues
Identify challenges to the Lighting Lead that could potentially impact timelines and delivery schedules
With Lighting Leads, help develop efficient processes to achieve the show look
Ensure the schedule is being followed and take a proactive approach with the Lighting Lead to ensure lighting shots are always in progress
Keep current on Lighting techniques and technology
Be a positive and creative force in building healthy work and team cultures

WHAT YOU BRING:

1 – 2 years’ experience in animation or film industry
Experience in lighting and rendering in Maya is a must
An artistic sensibility to review and develop (look-dev) assets and sets
Strong communication and organizational skills, and team awareness
An ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently
Good understanding of the animation production process, mainly from shading to compositing stages
Ability to adapt to multiple show styles and enjoy the challenge
Good understanding of rendering methods
Good understanding of shading

BONUS POINTS FOR THE FOLLOWING:

Experience with Nuke
Experience with MEL / Python Scripting
Experience with Renderman
Experience with Realflow
Experience with Houdini

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 a strong sense of community, awesome benefits, 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/oUfW5fwU
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Previs Artist – 3D

Want to make some amazing animation with remarkably talented teams in a fun and welcoming studio? DHX Media – Halifax is looking for an experienced Previs Artist to join our team!

Do you love to realize the vision that supports a great narrative?

Do you have at least 2 years of production experience?

As a Previs Artist working closely with Directors and Previs Supervisors, you know your number one priority is to transform a script into a creative visual world that sustains the narrative and inspires your fellow crew members. You can take direction and execute with precision as you define and interpret specific instruction for realizing the creative direction. You can solve problems and handle various levels of complexity while maintaining a solid footing in the story. In recognizing this is a collaborative process with the rest of the Previs team, you think about camera angles, lenses and moves, blocking, frame composition, staging, continuity and sequence editing. You respect the parameters of production as you work in this crucial phase that maps the entire production process.

WHAT YOU WILL GET TO DO:

3D visualization of storyboard animatic
Establish camera blocking, composition and lens choice
Pro-actively identify possible creative / technical problems with shots
Complete assigned sequences within scheduled timeframe
Ensure shot continuity
Keep current on layout techniques and technology

WHAT YOU BRING:

2+ years of experience in animation or film industry
Degree/diploma in fine arts or animation or equivalent experience
Solid knowledge of Maya
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
Solid understanding of cinematic language and camera terminology
Ability to clearly communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
Ability to prioritize and manage time efficiently
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively under deadline pressure

BONUS POINTS FOR THE FOLLOWING:

Basic modeling, rigging, texturing, lighting experience or exposure

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 a strong sense of community, awesome benefits, 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/oBgW5fwC
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3D Animator

About Us

DHX Studios is recognized worldwide for our diverse original properties and our work on some of the top brands in children’s entertainment. But we create more than just animation. We build worlds and experiences across all platforms from TV and games to online and mobile. Our staff 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, our studios are bursting with creative energy. So what are you waiting for? Come join us!

About the Position

As an animator you create high-caliber, dramatic and action-oriented character animation while at the same time meeting production deadlines. You have a good understanding of the principles of animation, movement and timing skills. You are integral to the animation team and are enthusiastic at developing your skills. You are able to take direction and address notes willingly in a timely manner.

Responsibilities

Work from storyboard/animatic to create animation sequences as assigned by director
Strong understanding of the principles of animation, lip-sync, and camera composition
Complete assigned animation within scheduled timeframe
Block movements in rough animation, refine and polish to completion in final animation
Address required revisions and modify shots as requested
Based on the production schedule and resources available, ensure and maintain the quality, style and continuity of your animation
Anticipate, communicate, and troubleshoot any creative or technical issues with assistance from key stakeholders
Actively participate in production-related meetings by offering thoughts and ideas
Assist with and complete production-related assignments
Keep current on animation techniques and technology
Ensure the lead animator/director’s instructions are carried through Recommend any team training needs to lead animator
Carry out duties in a professional and positive manner
Be a positive and creative force on the team

Qualifications

2+ year of experience in animation or film industry
Degree/diploma in fine arts or animation or equivalent experience an asset
Proficient in 3D animation packages
Solid understanding of character posing, character animation lip sync and camera composition
Able to take direction, collaborate, and be a team player
Able to communicate in a professional and positive manner
Able to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
Able to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently
Able to work alone and collaboratively, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure
Encourage feedback and new initiatives
Able to adapt to multiple animation styles
Must be open to direction and able to embrace change

THANK YOU for all of those who express interest in being 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/oUmx5fwC
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