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DHX Media Recruiting Harmony Animators, Studio Production Assistant, Feature Character Design Supervisor, Rendering TD & Production Coordinator

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Harmony Animators (Cloudy), 2D

About this Position

We are currently seeking talented 2D Digital Character Animators to work on a new and exciting television series, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs. This is a unique opportunity for experienced, passionate and motivated animators who want to work at a high level of television animation. If you are an experienced animator who loves to push boundaries, we’d love to hear from you! These positions begin in April 2016.

Responsibilities

Work under the direction of the Animation Supervisors and Animation Director to create high quality 2D Harmony animation
Be accountable for incorporating a high level of quality in each scene
Work with other animators and supervisors to identify and solve problems, both technically and artistically
Work collaboratively in a team environment

Qualifications

Minimum 2 years animation experience required
High level of experience with Toon Boom Harmony is a powerful asset
Must have a strong sense of animation basics, acting, staging, posing, weight, timing and storytelling as well as staying on model
Ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast paced, collaborative environment
Effective and professional communication skills as well as self-motivation
Desire to learn and be flexible and willing to work as part of a team
Will consider candidates who possess a strong animation background in 3D
A sharp wit and a great sense of humor!

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:- http://jobs.jobvite.com/dhx-media/job/oZUb2fwQ
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Studio Production Assistant, 2D

About the Position

We’re looking for a multi-talented Studio Production Assistant who is well-organized, adaptable, solution-oriented, and thrives in a creative environment. Jumping in wherever needed, this is a great opportunity to learn about animation production and gain experience in the industry. Exceptional communication skills and the ability to take initiative will be important as you assist our Studio Manager with a variety of tasks that help make DHX a great place to work, and take on overflow from both Corporate and Production teams.

Responsibilities

Maintain the general upkeep of the studio, cleanliness, replenishing of supplies
Run errands for the office – pick up lunches, drop off Fed Ex packages, pick up supplies, etc.
Coordinate meals for meetings and studio events
Assist in the coordination of crew events/parties
Reception relief (phones)
Perform maintenance tasks as needed, such as setting up and moving workstations, cleaning desks, replacing light bulbs, coordinating junk removal
Administrative tasks: fax, scan and photocopy
Distribute packages/mail/documents to appropriate departments
Assist the Accounting department with cheque mail-outs and distributing documents to other departments/crew
Assist the management team with administrative tasks and other duties as they arise
Drive clients or crew to other locations/studios

Qualifications

Previous work experience in an office setting or in customer service
Must have a reliable vehicle and clean driving record
Able to lift 50 lbs or more
Flexible to work outside regular office hours occasionally – for specific studio needs/events, when necessary
Strong organizational skills, attention to detail and ability to multi-task
Outgoing and approachable with excellent interpersonal skills
Effective and professional communication skills, both verbal and written
Fluent in MS Word, Outlook and Excel (knowledge of Illustrator and/or Photoshop is a definite asset)
Creative, with the ability to adapt to multiple demands and problem-solve
Self-motivated, eager to take on any task
Discretion in handling confidential matters and employee information
Experience in the film, television or animation industry an asset but not required

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:- http://jobs.jobvite.com/dhx-media/job/odmw2fwR
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Feature Character Design Supervisor, 2D

About the Position

We’re currently looking for a Character Design Supervisor to join us on an exciting new animated feature film! You’ll be responsible for ensuring the technical and creative success of the character models for a feature film. An in-depth understanding of character design in Photoshop and 2D animation production is required.

Responsibilities

Oversee a team of character designers in breaking down the character models for production
Ensure the character models keep in quality and style of the feature film
Assign and review tasks, ensuring revisions are completed as needed
Ensure the team is meeting assigned weekly quotas and expectations
Work closely with the Art Director and Coordinator and flag any issues you might see that would concern the production schedule

Qualifications

3+ years of experience in production character design
Previous experience in a supervisory position is a definite asset
Strong drawing skills and an understanding of character structure
Comprehension and knowledge of Photoshop
Knowledge of Toon Boom Harmony a plus
Ability to organize and manage time effectively to meet individual and team deadlines
Ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner
Comfortable working with colour theory

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:- http://jobs.jobvite.com/dhx-media/job/onnw2fw2
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Rendering TD, 3D

About the Position

The Rendering TD is responsible for developing and supporting our rendering pipeline and technologies which includes VRay, Qube and Maya.This role reports to the Pipeline Supervisor and works in conjunction with Pipeline TDs and Lighting TDs to ensure our shows are on schedule while delivering to the highest standards.

Responsibilities

Develop and support a VRay, Maya and Qube rendering pipeline
Create and implement tools and workflows to improve the rendering pipeline
Work closely with Shading and Lighting artists to asset and improve our renders
Work closely with the pipeline team to identify and solve issues
Create and implement shaders and other shading-network nodes to optimize performance and creativity
Actively participate in production-related meetings by offering thoughts and ideas

Qualifications

4+ years of experience in rendering pipeline for TV or feature film
Excellent understanding of Maya
Excellent understanding in texturing, shading, lighting and composting workflows
Good understanding in VRay and/or Renderman
Good understanding of Python is an asset
Working experience with Qube and/or Deadline or Rush is an asset
Working experience in writing shaders using RLS, OSL and/or C++ is an asset
Able to communicate in a professional and positive manner
Able to work independently and collaboratively with multiple tasks
Strong ability and passion for solving technical and creative challenges

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:- http://jobs.jobvite.com/dhx-media/job/ohrt2fwX
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Production Coordinator, 3D

About the Position

As the Production Coordinator you are the glue that keeps all of our creative teams together. You ensure that the flow of the production keeps moving forward by managing and tracking artwork and artist output as it pertains to the schedule and project completion.

Responsibilities

Be the point person for all script drafts coming from the Writer(s)
Monitor the script schedule and ensure the Production Manager is aware of any missed deadlines
Break down script and create design and modelling asset list
Coordinate WIP meetings and be the point of contact and tracker for WIP notes on design and modelling assets
Work with Art Director and Modelling Supervisor to determine how work orders should be distributed and scheduled
Follow the progress of design and modelling asset schedule to ensure assets are completed on time
Readily modify, respond to and integrate changes as requested by the Production Manager
Facilitate open communications where ideas are encouraged and timely and high quality information flows smoothly
Organize and motivate production team to accomplish tasks according to the defined timelines
Work closely with the team to create balanced solutions to any related technical issues
Participate in production meetings and adjust/refine tasks as indicated by the production manager
Be aware of what is happening on the team at all times and identify obstacles to the Production Manager

Qualifications

Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
Ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner
Ability to proactively anticipate the needs of production
Ability to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently
Great attention to detail
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
Encourage feedback and new initiatives
Knowledge of Shotgun is an asset

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:- http://jobs.jobvite.com/dhx-media/job/opFd2fw3
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