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DHX Media Recruiting Key Animator, AFX Artist, Previs Artist, Lead Environment Designer, Senior Environment Designer, Lead Rigger & VFX Supervisor

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Key Animator (Classical), 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 this Position
We’re hiring a Key Animator (Classical) for a new Netflix series DHX is working on for DreamWorks Animation, The New Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show! You’ll need a strong sense of timing for animation, an eye for appealing, funny and cartoony posing, and previous experience on at least one animated television series. Passion and pride in your work is a must!

Responsibilities

Working under the direction of the Key Animation Supervisors to create high quality hand drawn animation in Flash
Working within strict deadlines and meeting assigned weekly quotas and expectations
Working collaboratively in a team environment

Qualifications

A strong classical animation demo reel
Previous work experience on at least one animated television series, preferably as an Animator
Ability to build poses in Flash is a plus
Strong sense of acting, staging, posing, timing, and the ability to stay on model
Degree/Diploma from a recognized animation school (preferred)
Ability to multi-task and prioritize
Ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner
Self-motivated with demonstrated initiative

Please Apply at: http://animationstudiocareers.dhxmedia.com/?nl=1&jvi=oQ2R1fwu,Apply&jvs=Creative_Planet_Network

THANK YOUto 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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AFX Artist, 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 seeking experienced an AFX Artist for a Flash Animation series. The AFX Artist will design effects which are production-friendly and efficient, while maintaining a high artistic standard. The successful candidate must have experience working with several different departments within a fast-paced animation production environment.

Responsibilities

Working with Directors, Supervisors and IT to design and produce the requested style of effects
Liaising and communicating with various departments for required assets and input
Performing artistic tasks with a wide range of additional software plug-ins
Organizing and managing own work and files efficiently and ensuring work is completed on schedule
Reviewing workload and communicating any issues to Director and Producer
Other production tasks which require Flash and AFX capability as requested to help meet the scheduled completion of projects

Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in Animation
2+ years of work experience in Adobe After Effects and Flash for 2D animation series
Demonstrated experience, comprehension and knowledge of classical animation, character animation and lip-synching
Experience creating particle effects, working with 2.5D cameras in After Effects and working with Boris – Particle World, Boris – Particle System 2, Digieffects Damage and Mocha desired
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 in order to help meet the scheduled completion of projects while maintaining own target dates
Effective and professional communication skills
Experience in managing additional production tasks and responsibilities when requested in order to help meet the scheduled completion of projects while maintaining own target dates
Effective and professional communication skills

Please Apply at: http://animationstudiocareers.dhxmedia.com/?nl=1&jvi=oa3K1fwI,Apply&jvs=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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Previs Artist

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 a Previs Artist you interpret storyboards and realize them into the 3D environment by establishing camera blocking, composition and lens choice.

Responsibilities

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 previs techniques and technology
Creation and rigging of proxy models as needed

Qualifications

2+ years of experience in animation or film industry
Degree/diploma in fine arts or animation or equivalent experience an asset
Solid knowledge of Maya and/or XSI
Ability to interpret storyboards and realizes 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
Basic modeling and rigging is an asset
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

Please Apply at: http://animationstudiocareers.dhxmedia.com/?nl=1&jvi=okOU1fwN,Apply&jvs=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 Environment Designer

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
DHX Media is looking for a talented Lead Environment Designer to join our team! This is a fun and creative opportunity to design beautiful sets and environments for a different world while mentoring other designers around you.

Responsibilities

Execute key designs and higher level of rendering
Collaborate creatively with the design and modelling departments
Keep current with scripts and animatics to inform design choices
Learn and adhere to established production methodology
Create original designs on show style according to production schedule
Bring loose conceptual designs to a highly rendered finished product
Ensure design viability is appropriate to the modelling and animation budget
Identify and communicate any issues, concerns or inefficiencies to production or Art Director as appropriate
Execute changes on designs based on feedback from Art Director
Keep work orders current and accurate in the design and modelling approval system
Actively participate in production-related meetings by offering thoughts and ideas
Keep current on design techniques and technology
Train, mentor and motivate new designers who are placed on the crew
Recommend any team training needs to Art Director

Qualifications

4+ years of experience in production design for animation
Design education is an asset
Strong drawing and colour fundamentals
Strong artistic background and a sharp eye for detail with emphasis on composition, perspective, lighting and color.
An interest in and understanding of architectural design is a definite asset
3D design and modelling experience is a definite asset
Able to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
Able to work alone and collaboratively, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure
Encourage feedback and new initiatives

Please Apply at: http://animationstudiocareers.dhxmedia.com/?nl=1&jvi=o7OU1fwA,Apply&jvs=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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Senior Environment Designer

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
DHX Media is looking for a talented Senior Environment Designer to join our team! This is a fun and creative opportunity to design beautiful sets and environments for a different world.

Responsibilities

Execute key designs and high-level rendering
Collaborate creatively with the design and modelling departments
Keep current with scripts and animatics to inform design choices
Learn and adhere to established production methodology
Create original designs in show style according to production schedule
Bring loose conceptual designs to a highly rendered finished product
Ensure design viability is appropriate to the modelling and animation budget
Execute changes on designs based on feedback from art director
Keep work orders current and accurate in the design and modelling approval system
Keep current on design techniques and technology
Ensure the Lead Designers instructions are carried through
Be a positive and creative force on the team

Qualifications

3+ years of experience in production design for animation
Design education is an asset, but not required
Strong drawing and colour fundamentals
Strong artistic background and a sharp eye for detail with emphasis on composition, perspective, lighting and colour.
An interest in and understanding of architectural design is a definite asset
3D design and modelling experience is a definite asset
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 show styles
Must be open to direction and able to embrace change

Please Apply at: http://animationstudiocareers.dhxmedia.com/?nl=1&jvi=oaOU1fwD,Apply&jvs=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 Rigger

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 the Lead Rigger your primary responsibility is to create highly versatile character rigging systems and animation interfaces. You work collaboratively with various departments to achieve the intended performance requirements and keep current with evolving rigging technologies. The rigs will be used for the animation of 3D characters and props.

Responsibilities

Work closely with pipeline TD’s to improve rigging technology
Keep current on rigging techniques and technology
Rig 3D assets (characters, props, sets, etc.) to achieve the intended animation performance
Use skinning and other deformers to achieve the intended performance in an efficient manner
Troubleshoot, maintain and improve rigs in production, while ensuring their stability for the animation team
Collaborate closely with design, modelling and shading to best achieve the intended animation performance requirements
Evaluate, research and recommend techniques and ideas to improve production
Actively participate in production-related meetings by offering thoughts and ideas
Meet production deadlines and maintain regular communication with the production team
Communicate with modeling and pipeline supervisor on concerns and production issues ahead of time
Carry out duties in a professional and positive manner
Be a positive and creative force on the team
Additional responsibilities as required

Qualifications

4+ years of experience in television or relevant industry experience
Proficiency in Maya is a must
Good understanding of rigging and deformation techniques
Good understanding of animation process and needs
Demonstrated knowledge and technical skills relating to character rigging and animation
Strong problem solving skills
Knowledge in Python or MEL is a benefit
Knowledge in nCloth, nHair, xGen or other simulation systems is a benefit
Able to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently
Able to work alone and collaboratively, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure
Able to adapt to multiple show styles
Must be open to direction and able to embrace change

Please Apply at: http://animationstudiocareers.dhxmedia.com/?nl=1&jvi=oncG1fw0,Apply&jvs=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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VFX Supervisor – Maya

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
The VFX Supervisor is the creative and technical eye of the show, reviewing and supporting lighting, FX and compositing stage of the production. He or she will work closely with the director and art-director to achieve the look of the show. The ideal candidate is an experienced artist with four or more years in one or more of the VFX departments, has a creative eye, and has the ability to guide and support the team.

Responsibilities

Work closely with Director and Art-Director to create the visual level of the show
Work closely with CG Supervisor, Pipeline Supervisor and other TDs to identify and solve technical issues within our pipeline
Identify and communicate and implement the VFX needs of the production
Manage and support the VFX team (Lighting, FX and Comp) throughout the show.
Review and critique the VFX team vie dailies or weeklies
Mentor and guide the VFX team
Ensure that all production deadlines are met while providing work at a quality
Be part of the recruiting process by assisting the HR department with the development of job descriptions, sourcing of candidates as well as the candidate selection process

Qualifications

4+ years of experience in the animation or film industry
Excellent understanding of CGI production and pipelines
Excellent understanding of Maya’s FX systems is a must
Excellent understanding of compositing packages using Nuke and/or Fusion is a must
Excellent organizational, project management and communication skills are a must
Experience in Houdini is preferred
Experience in Shotgun is preferred

Please Apply at: http://animationstudiocareers.dhxmedia.com/?nl=1&jvi=o1bJ1fwG,Apply&jvs=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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