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DHX Media Recruiting Builds/Rigging Supervisor, BG Layout and Colour Artist, Key Animation/Posing Artists, Harmony Compositor, Builders, Rigging Supervisor, Feature Location Designer, Junior Designer, Lead Environment Designer, Lead Development Animator & FX Artist

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Builds/Rigging Supervisor (Harmony) 2D

About the Position

DHX Studios – Vancouver is currently looking for a Builds/Rigging Supervisor! Working with the team on one of our popular animated series, you’ll be responsible for ensuring the technical and creative success of builds and rigging for the show. An in-depth understanding of Harmony, combined with several years of builds/rigging experience is required.

Responsibilities

Guide and develop a team of artists to create the requested style of character and prop builds for the production
Formulate a plan for each episode to achieve deliverables and create efficiencies
Work closely with the Production Coordinator to proactively flag and problem-solve any potential issues
Assign and review character and prop builds, ensuring revisions are completed as needed to uphold a high level of quality throughout the show
Ensure the team is meeting assigned weekly quotas and expectations
Ensure the builds work well for the rest of the animation pipeline
Work collaboratively with other departments in a team environment

Qualifications

3+ years of experience in Harmony Builds (experience in Harmony 10 is required, experience with Harmony 12 is preferable)
A strong desire to mentor and coach a team of artists, with previous experience in a supervisory position a definite asset
Degree/Diploma from a recognized animation school
Technically inclined, solution-oriented with strong problem solving skills
Strong, expressive drawing skills
Ability to organize and manage time effectively to meet individual and team deadlines
Ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner

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/oxNc3fwj
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BG Layout & Colour Artist 2D

About this Position

DHX Studios – Vancouver is currently seeking BG Layout and BG Colour Artists to work on one of our exciting upcoming television series, as well as our animated Feature! Most artists will specialize, but some will have the opportunity to both design and colour their own layouts. This is an excellent opportunity for passionate artists that enjoy drawing and painting background artwork.

Responsibilities

Utilize the Key BG designs as reference to draw rough and clean layouts for all assigned sequences
Complete all layouts/colour ensuring style and quality of show is met
Complete all layouts/colour within assigned deadlines
Follow the direction of the Layout Supervisor
Ensure all artwork is properly backed up and stored appropriately
If applicable, help out in other departments as needed

Qualifications

Degree/Diploma from a recognized animation program
Strong drawing skills and an understanding of perspective
Comprehension and knowledge of painting in Photoshop
Knowledge of Flash, Harmony, or Maya an asset
Previous work experience on an animated television series (2D) preferred
Ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner
Ability to take direction and apply notes from Supervisors
Desire to learn and work as part of a team
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/oenN2fwa
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Key Animation/Posing Artists (Flash) 2D

About the Position

We are currently reviewing applications from artists interested in joining our team as Layout Artists to join our 2D team! You should be well-rounded, a skilled illustrator, have a strong sense of timing for animation, an eye for appealing, funny, poppy and snappy posing, and (ideally) previous experience on at least one animated television series.

Responsibilities

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

Qualifications

Previous experience as an Animator or Layout Artist on a 2D series (Flash or Harmony) preferred
Skilled at 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

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/oo0p2fwz
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Harmony Compositor 2D

About the Position

DHX Studios – Vancouver is looking for Harmony Compositors to join our 2D team! As a Comp artist, you will be responsible for constructing the final image by combining layers of FX, animation and background elements into a final composite shot as per each shot’s requirements.

Responsibilities

Create and composite digital FX, highlights and tones within the current compositing pipeline
Collaborate with AFX artists and supervisors to achieve consistent and high quality results
Manage renders and set up shots technically
Integrate all layers including animation, environment, lighting and AFX-related materials to create the final shots
Ensure and maintain the expected quality, style and schedule across the production
Meet production deadlines and maintain regular communication with leads and supervisors
Collaborate with other team members to improve methods, workflows and techniques
Analyze and troubleshoot common technical issues
Identify and report any issues that arise that may affect timelines or delivery schedules

Qualifications

1-3 years of experience in the animation or film industry
Previous experience in lighting and/or compositing in episodic TV or feature film animation
Proficiency in Harmony is preferred
Experience in Adobe After Effects and Photoshop is an asset
Solid understanding of compositing, lighting, shading, colour and rendering
Strong sense of design and shot composition
Must be efficient, proactive and detail oriented
Ability to take direction, be flexible and embrace change
Ability to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas in a professional and positive manner
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure

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/oUvQ2fw1
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Builders (Flash) 2D

About the Position

DHX Studios Vancouver is currently looking for Builders to join our team! Reporting to the Builds Supervisor, you will be building characters and props for one of our high-profile animated series. Experience in Flash is required.

Responsibilities

Working under the direction of the Builds Supervisor to create and revise the requested style of characters and prop builds for 2D animation
Keeping characters and props in proportion and on model
Innovating solutions and troubleshooting to create efficient builds
Organizing and managing own work and files efficiently
Working within tight deadlines, meeting assigned weekly quotas and expectations
Working collaboratively with other Builders and departments in a team environment

Qualifications

Degree/Diploma from a recognized animation school
2+ years of relevant work experience on a 2D animated production, with prior experience in Flash Builds preferred
Knowledge and experience in Flash is required
Experience with Harmony Builds is an asset
Strong, expressive drawing skills
Technically inclined, solution-oriented with strong problem solving skills
Ability to take direction and follow established naming, layering and network conventions
Ability to organize and manage time effectively to meet deadlines
Ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner

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/okzy3fwe
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Rigging Supervisor 3D

About the Position

DHX Studios – Vancouver is seeking an experienced Rigging Supervisor for our 3D team. As the Rigging Supervisor you work collaboratively with various departments to achieve the intended performance requirements and keep current with evolving rigging technologies. Your primary responsibility is to create highly versatile character rigging systems and animation interfaces. The rigs will be used for the animation of 3D characters and props. The Rigging Supervisor provides mentorship and guidance to Riggers.

Responsibilities

Foster and enable communication and collaboration across departments
Work closely with the Pipeline team to improve rigging technology
Evaluate, research, and recommend techniques and ideas to improve production
Actively participate in production-related meetings by offering thoughts and ideas
Assist with internal bid proposals and extensions
Support the Riggers to meet production deadlines and maintain regular communication with the production team
Partner with management to guide artists’ overall professional development by providing performance feedback, mentoring, assisting with resolving performance issues, and maintaining positive morale
Use previous measurable performance rates to set goals for Riggers that can be achieved within a projected time-frame using available resources
Train team on an ongoing basis both technically and creatively

Qualifications

5+ years of experience in episodic animation, or a related industry
Previous experience rigging in Maya is a must
Demonstrated knowledge and technical skills relating to character rigging and animation
Solid understanding of animation process and needs
Knowledge in Python or MEL is a benefit
Knowledge in nCloth, nHair, xGen or other simulation systems is a benefit
Strong leadership, management, and organizational skills
Ability to set priorities for yourself and others, as well as manage progress
Ability to adapt to multiple show styles
Must be a positive and creative force to the team!

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/oSyS2fw4
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Feature Location Designer 2D

About the Position

We are currently seeking a Feature Location Designer for a 2D animated feature. The Location Designer will provide Key and Background scene designs and colour styling in consultation with the Director according to the style of the production.

Responsibilities

Ensuring key and layout location designs are suitable in function and form for the style required by the Director
Producing designs that must show strong understanding of perspective, proportion, balance, dimension and dynamism
Organizing and managing work and files efficiently
Other tasks and responsibilities as requested and for the completion of the project

Qualifications

Degree/Diploma at a recognized Animation school &/or equivalent experience
Comprehension and knowledge of general and/or classical animation, character animation and Flash
Experience in 3D Design is an asset
Ability to multi-task and prioritize
Effective and professional communication skills both verbal and written
Self motivated with demonstrated initiative
Thrive in a team based environment

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/obWp1fwh
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Junior Designer 3D

About the Position

DHX Studios – Vancouver is looking for a talented Junior Designer to join our team! This is a fun and creative opportunity to design for a different world while being mentored by some fantastic leaders.

Responsibilities

Create original designs on show style according to production schedule
Keep current with scripts and animatics to inform design choices
Learn and adhere to established production methodology
Ensure design viability is appropriate to the modelling and animation budget
Identify and communicate any issues, concerns, ideas, or inefficiencies to production or art director as appropriate
Execute design changes based on feedback from director
Keep work orders current and accurate in the Design and Modelling Approval System (DMAS)
Keep files efficiently organized
Take on more complex design and colour work
Participate in design meetings and adjust/refine designs as indicated by art director
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 design techniques and technology
Ensure the lead art director’s instructions are carried through
Recommend any team training needs to art director
Carry out duties in a professional and positive manner
Be a positive and creative force on the team

Qualifications

1+ year experience in production design for animation
Strong drawing and colour fundamentals
Design education is an asset, but not required
3D design and modelling experience a definite asset
Ability to take direction, collaborate, and be a team player
Ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner
Ability to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
Ability to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently
Ability to work alone and collaboratively, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure
Encourage feedback and new initiatives
Ability to adapt to multiple show styles
Must be open to direction and able to embrace change

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/o5Uv3fwh
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Lead Environment Designer 3D

About the Position

DHX Studios – Vancouver 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
Ability to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
Ability to work alone and collaboratively, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure
Encourage feedback and new initiatives

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/o7OU1fwA
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Lead Development Animator 3D

About the Position

DHX Studios – Vancouver is looking for a creative and experienced Lead Development Animator to join our team! We are looking for someone who will push the limits of creativity to create the best quality animation and cinematic value in our present and future productions. The ideal candidate will have a strong leadership background and a knack for great storytelling!

Responsibilities

Work collaboratively as part of the Development Team to strive for excellence
Understand the principles of animation and cinematics, and how best to implement them to create performances that support both characters and story
Create emotionally powerful animation with quality timing and pacing
Adapt easily to multiple animation styles
Ensure and maintain the quality, style, and continuity of animation throughout
Complete assigned animation within scheduled timeframe
Assist with production animation training and mentoring as needed
Liaise with Design, Modeling, Lighting and FX to ensure delivery of dependent assets
Create layout scenes containing all relevant assets to test show-specific lighting scenarios
Communicate with the Rigging team to ensure the production works with the rigs and tools provided
Conduct model and rig testing to ensure rigs will facilitate the best performance possible
Create and rig Proxy models and FX as needed
Contribute to the development of new techniques and processes to solve animation production challenges
Identify, communicate, and troubleshoot creative and technical risks or issues, and assist in creating a mitigation strategy
Assist in resolving pipeline issues by researching, identifying and presenting resolutions to streamline and improve quality and productivity
Be a positive and creative force on the team, and help to drive technical innovation
Consistently exercise sound judgment in all areas of performance

Qualifications

5+ years of experience as a senior or lead animator in the animation industry
Advanced knowledge in Maya is a must
Thorough understanding of animation and cinematic principles and techniques, and understanding of key-framed animation development processes and limitations
Thorough understanding of human kinetics and real-world physics
Solid understanding of rigging; experience in rigging is a plus
Excellent time-management, multi-tasking, prioritizing, and organizational skills
Ability to think creatively to solve problems and resolve technical challenges
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure
Ability to work proactively, and be flexible and adaptable to meet the changing needs of development
Ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner
Ability to adapt to multiple animation styles
Must be open to direction and able to embrace change

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/ooXg3fwo
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FX Artist 3D

About the position

DHX Studios – Vancouver is looking for talented FX Artists to join our 3D team! As an FX Artist you create high-calibre dynamic and riveting visual FX while at the same time meeting production deadlines. You follow the creative direction of the production from an FX standpoint.

Responsibilities

Create and deliver FX for the series and each episode within scheduled timelines
Ensure that all production deadlines are met while producing work at a quality level in keeping with production requirements
Construct creative solutions for recurring FX in the production
Respect and adapt to the DHX system of data storage and retrieval through the use of the in-house software
Find a balance between your creative needs and technical resources available
Carry out duties in a professional and positive manner

Qualifications

2-4 years of experience in animation or film industry
Proficiency in Maya’s particle and fluid systems is a must
Proficiency in Nuke is a must
Ability to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
Ability to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently
Ability to work alone and collaboratively, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure
Knowledge in Python 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/o1bN2fwL
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