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DHX Media Recruiting Animation Coordinator, Animation Revisionists, Design Generalist, Feature Character and Prop Designer, Feature Storyboard Artists, Pipeline Technical Director & Key Animators/Posing Artists

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Animation Coordinator

Category: Other
Company: DHX Media
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

We are currently searching for an Animation Coordinator to manage the production flow of animation, and ensure all necessary elements are available for the animators, directors and editor. This includes entering animation revision notes, tracking scene completion and compiling edit lists. Management of the episodes occurs through DHX’s intranet, the BNet, as well as Excel spreadsheets.
We are looking for someone who is incredibly organized and calm under pressure, passionate about the details, highly communicative and excited about joining a talented team of industry professionals working to create some of the best quality kids’ content in the business!

Responsibilities include:

Working directly under the supervision of the Production Manager to coordinate the animation team and ensure deadlines and milestones are met;
Liaising with Design/Layout /Posing/Storyboard/I.T./Post Production departments and distributing hard copy & digital reference materials such as the following to Animation Directors / Animators /

Revisionists:

Editorial/Storyboards/Design lists
Flash files (using the BNet, assigning scenes)
Workload reports;
Coordinating communication, animation, revisions, deliverables, etc. between Producer, Production Manager, Directors, Animation Directors and Animators;
Posting design, storyboard and other elements on to FTP for all related production personnel;
Assigning scenes to animators/revisionists, ensuring all elements are available and ready for animation;
Uploading all submitted animation and entering all revision notes from edits to the BNet;
Tracking animation progress against the schedule and reassigning workloads as needed to meet deadlines;
Act as the eyes and ears of the department and liaise between the animation team, Producer, Production Manager and Directors;
Working with the Animation Directors and Editor to review all shows for continuity and general animation quality at each stage of the show (Rough Cut, Client Cut, Fine Cut, Lock Cut, Online);
Effectively communicate priorities, issues, and pertinent production info to any departments necessary;
Assisting the animation department in troubleshooting technical issues and if necessary, liaise with I.T. to communicate problems;
Update daily reports to reflect progress and/or flag concerns.

Qualifications Include:

Previous experience coordinating in production/animation desired;
Ability to excel in a high pressure, deadline-oriented environment;
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, with a strong ability to create and interpret reports;
Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills;
Proactive approach to problem-solving;
Ability to organize and motivate a talented and diverse crew;
Animation experience, particularly in Flash, is an asset.

To apply, send your Resume & Cover Letter to:

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Apply here:- halifaxrecruiting@dhxmedia.com
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Animation Revisionists (Flash Series)

Category: Other
Company: DHX Media
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

We’re currently searching for skilled Animation Revisionists to join our team on several new productions starting in May and July! You’ll be responsible for revising existing 2D Flash animation to the specifications of the Director and Animation Supervisor, providing the final polish on our shows before they go out the door. This is the perfect position for someone who loves to problem solve and use their creativity to improve the level of quality in each scene.
If you’re an experienced 2D Animator who is passionate about their work and excited about joining a team of artists who encourage and bring out the best in each other – come join us!

Responsibilities Include:

Revising existing animation, incorporating Director’s notes to uphold a high level of quality in each scene;
Completing work within a rigorous production schedule with shifting daily deadlines;
Working collaboratively in a team environment.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

Degree/Diploma from a recognized animation school;
Previous experience animating for a 2D television series;
High level of proficiency in Flash preferred (we are willing to train strong, experienced Harmony animators);
Strong sense of acting, staging, posing, timing and storytelling;
Ability to multi-task and prioritize;
Drive, determination and creative problem-solving skills;
Effective and professional communication skills.

To apply, send your Resume and Cover Letter to:

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Apply here:halifaxrecruiting@dhxmedia.com
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Design Generalist

Category: Other
Company: DHX Media
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

We’re hiring a Design Generalist with previous production experience for a hit TV series starting in January! This position will involve Character/Prop Design and Rotations, Cleanup and Colour.
We’re looking for portfolios demonstrating a strong understanding of human/creature form; a variety of styles; mouthcharts, handcharts and turnarounds.

Responsibilities Include:

Working with our Art Director and other Designers to create engaging, performable characters and props according to the style of the production;
Translating character description and attitude from script to visual design;
Submitting multiple design variations and revisions based on feedback from Directors;
Creating model sheets of character turnarounds and facial/anatomical expressions.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

Experience designing characters and/or props on a series preferred;
Strong drawing ability and a solid sense of design for 2D animation;
Degree/Diploma from a recognized animation school desired;
Able to work digitally (Photoshop, Flash, Sketchbook, etc. – Flash is required for some shows);
A strong understanding of proportion, balance, perspective, dimension and dynamism;
Able to take direction and work collaboratively within a team;
Able to communicate professionally and positively;
Well organized with good time management skills.

To apply, send your Resume and Cover Letter to:

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Apply here:- halifaxrecruiting@dhxmedia.com
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Feature Character & Prop Designer – 2D

Category: Other
Company: DHX Media
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

We’re hiring Feature Character & Prop Designers with previous production experience for a 2D animated feature to start in May 2015! We’re looking for portfolios that show a strong understanding of human/creature form; a variety of styles; mouthcharts, handcharts and turnarounds.

Responsibilities:

Working with our Art Director and other Designers to create engaging, performable characters and props according to the style of the production;
Translating character description and attitude from script to visual design;
Submitting multiple design variations and revisions based on feedback from Directors;
Creating model sheets of character turnarounds and facial/anatomical expressions.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

Experience designing characters and/or props on a series preferred;
Strong drawing ability and a solid sense of design for 2D animation;
Degree/Diploma from a recognized animation school desired;
Able to work digitally (Photoshop, Flash, Sketchbook, etc. – Flash is required for some shows);
Experience in 3D Design is an asset;
A strong understanding of proportion, balance, perspective, dimension and dynamism;
Able to take direction and work collaboratively within a team;
Able to communicate professionally and positively;
Well organized with good time management skills.

Apply here:- halifaxrecruiting@dhxmedia.com
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Feature Storyboard Artists

Category: Storyboard Artist
Company: DHX Media
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

We’re looking for talented, inspired (and fun!) Feature Storyboard Artists with previous production experience for a 2D animated feature to start in May 2015! You’ll be working collaboratively with the Director, Storyboard Supervisor, and other board artists on the team to conceptualize the story and create the blueprint for all artistic departments to follow.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

Previous experience as a Storyboard Artist on a series (feature experience preferred);
Ability to work digitally (Cintiq with Sketchbook, Photoshop or Flash, etc.);
Strong drawing skills and sense of design, character and composition;
Strong sense of acting and timing;
Ability to organize and manage time effectively to meet deadlines;
Ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner;
Creative problem solving skills;
Degree/Diploma from a recognized animation school preferred.

To apply, send your Resume & Online Portfolio to:

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Apply here:- halifaxrecruiting@dhxmedia.com
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Pipeline Technical Director (Harmony)

Category: Technical Director
Company: DHX Media
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

We’re looking for a Pipeline Technical Director to work closely with production, department leads and IT to develop and maintain a Toon Boom Harmony animation pipeline. You’ll be the point person for Harmony in our facility – establishing studio wide procedures for design, builds and rigging, troubleshooting scenes, creating processes for Maya and Harmony integration and anything else that we can think of that has the word Harmony in it! This is a pivotal role which requires expert knowledge of Harmony with serious experience in the production of animated television series.

Responsibilities Include:

Supporting the overall needs of production, pipeline and toolsets;
Overseeing the development, maintenance and optimization of tools used in production;
Acting as a primary support for technical problems in the production department;
Providing technical solutions to artists and supervisors, working closely with the animation crew;
Working with R&D engineering and programmers to resolve digital production asset management issues that may arise during production;
Managing the production pipeline integration with the production tracking and asset management system;
Maya asset integration into Harmony scenes;
Developing documentation and implementing training/mentoring to enhance skill-sets of current crew;
Collaborating with production supervisors to plan and establish methodologies that meet or exceed the requirements of each production.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

Experience in a Toon Boom (Harmony, Storyboard Pro) network, client-server pipeline environment;
Sound technical knowledge of Toon Boom Harmony SDK and scripting capabilities;
2+ years of experience in Maya;
Knowledge of After Effects, Nuke, Flash, and Qube! is an asset;
Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in Animation or a related field desired;
Able to take direction and work collaboratively with a positive attitude;
Able to communicate ideas clearly and concisely, to anticipate hurdles and problem-solve;
Well organized and efficient, able to juggle shifting priorities;
Strong work ethic with the ability to meet performance objectives within a fast-paced production environment.

To apply, send your Resume and Online Portfolio to:

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Apply here:- halifaxrecruiting@dhxmedia.com
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Key Animators/Posing Artists (Flash)

Category: Animator
Company: DHX Media
Location: Vancouver (Canada)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

We are currently reviewing applications from artists interested in joining our team as Key Animators/Posing Artists! You’ll be responsible for finding the storytelling poses from the board, improving upon them, putting them on model and spelling out complex actions in a variety of ways for the next stage in the pipeline (animation) using existing character and prop builds. We require extremely strong, talented artists to fulfill these roles that will begin in May and June 2015.
We have a great artist-centric environment, staff events like our annual Art Show and Summer BBQ, extended health benefits, and an in-house gym. Did we mention our studio is also dog-friendly? If you’re passionate about creating quality animation in a fun and collaborative team environment, come work with us!

Responsibilities Include:

Working under the direction of the Key Animation Supervisors to create high quality 2D Flash animation sequences;
Working within production deadlines to meet assigned weekly quotas and expectations;
Working collaboratively in a team environment.

Required Skills & Qualifications:

Previous experience as an Animator or Key Animator 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 (preferred);
Self-motivated with demonstrated initiative;
Ability to multi-task and prioritize;
Ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner.

To apply, send your Resume and Cover Letter to:

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Apply here:- halifaxrecruiting@dhxmedia.com
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