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DHX Media Recruiting Senior Animator, Harmony Animators, Feature FX Animators, Storyboard Artists, Producer, Art Director & Series Director

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Senior Animator (2D)

Description

About Us

DHX Media is recognized worldwide for our diverse original properties and for our work on some of the top brands in children’s entertainment. 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 talents on our team of 800+, our studios are bursting with creative energy. So what are you waiting for? Come join us!

About the Position

DHX Studios – Vancouver is currently seeking skilled Animation Revisionists to join our team on several new productions! As an Animation Revisionist, you’ll be responsible for 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 quality level in each scene!

Responsibilities

Revise existing 2D animation to the specifications of the Director and Animation Supervisor
Incorporate Director’s notes to uphold a high level of quality in each scene
Complete work within a rigorous production schedule with shifting daily deadlines

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
Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment
Effective and professional communication skills

Please Apply: http://jobs.jobvite.com/careers/dhx-media/job/oXUo1fw0/apply?__jvst=JobBoard&__jvsd

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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Harmony Animators (2D)

Description

About Us

DHX Media 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 this Position

DHX Studios – Vancouver is currently seeking talented 2D Harmony Character Animators to work on a new and exciting television series, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, as well as our upcoming Cinematic-release Feature Film! 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!

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!

Please Apply: http://jobs.jobvite.com/careers/dhx-media/job/oZUb2fwQ/apply?__jvst=JobBoard&__jvsd

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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Feature FX Animators (2D)

Description

About Us

DHX Media 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 Studios Vancouver is seeking an experienced Special Effects (FX) Animator for a 2D Feature Film! Using Toon Boom Harmony, the FX Artist will create and animate new effects which are production-friendly and efficient, and use existing effects while maintaining a high artistic standard. The successful candidate must have solid drawing skills and the ability to work cooperatively with different departments within a fast-paced production environment.

Responsibilities

Work with Directors, Supervisors, and Animation Team to design and create realistic effects
Liaise and communicate with various departments for required assets and input
Perform artistic tasks and use creative problem solving to create desired effects
Organize and manage your own work and files efficiently
Ensure work is completed on schedule and to production standards
Review workload and communicate any issues to Director and Producer
Assist with other production tasks which require Harmony Compositing capability, to help meet production deadlines

Qualifications

Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in Animation, or equivalent field
2+ years’ experience working in a production environment in Traditional Animation, Harmony, or Flash, preferred
Demonstrated experience, comprehension and knowledge of classical animation, character animation, and effects animation
Solid drawing skills
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, while maintaining own workload
Effective and professional communication skills

Please Apply: http://jobs.jobvite.com/careers/dhx-media/job/ogzc3fwO/apply?__jvst=JobBoard&__jvsd

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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Storyboard Artists (2D)

Description

About Us

DHX Media 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 Studios – Vancouver is currently looking for extremely talented, fun, inspired Storyboard Artists to join the team on one of our exciting 2D productions! As a Storyboard Artist, 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. Previous experience in boards is required.

Qualifications

Previous experience as a Storyboard Artist on an animated series
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

Please Apply: http://jobs.jobvite.com/careers/dhx-media/job/ovY41fwi/apply?__jvst=JobBoard&__jvsd

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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Producer – 2D

Description

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

We are currently seeking a Producer to apply their considerable experience and expertise in the production of a 2D animated TV series! This includes overseeing all aspects of production planning for animation – from scripts, voice records, storyboards, animation and post-production through delivery to broadcasters. You must have strong knowledge of the 2D animation and production process which will aid in establishing strategies for meeting key deliverables and milestones, and additional experience with Flash is a definite asset.

Responsibilities

Establish and define the production plan – including schedules, budgets and all deliverables in collaboration with the Director of Production to facilitate delivery on the creative vision of the series
Advise on budgets and monitoring financial reports
Evaluate scripts to assess and assign cost of creative production
Identify and implement the production resources necessary to support the project
Conduct meetings with team leads to assess day to day project requirements and ensure continued progress
Flag potential problems and proactively design and seek solutions to fix them, ensuring project milestones and deadlines are met
Partner with HR and Talent Acquisition to determine and advise on crew needs
Inspire, motivate and maximize communication amongst the creative team

Qualifications

5+ years of experience in Production Management for animated productions, including at least 3+ years of experience on 2D animated projects
2+ years of experience as Producer for animated productions
Thorough knowledge of 2D Animation and the production pipeline, including pre-production and post-production
Exceptional communication skills and the diplomacy to balance the creative expectations with the financial resources available
Driven, innovative, strategic and solution focused
Strong leadership skills, and the ability to work well with a diverse creative team

Please Apply: https://jobs.jobvite.com/dhx-media/job/oNT13fwu

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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Art Director – 3D

Description

About Us

DHX Media 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 Studios – Vancouver is looking for an experienced Art Director to join our 3D team. As an Art Director, you will play a key role in controlling the overall visual direction in a production. Working closely with clients, you will create cutting-edge, appealing and fresh new looks for each show, by infusing them with the latest trends in design. This is an exciting opportunity for an art director to be a driving force on some of the top brands in children’s entertainment!

Responsibilities

Establish and refine the production style
Develop and oversee production-specific style guides
Directly contribute to production design, and collaborate with clients on designs that need special direction
Provide detailed direction to the Design team and contribute to their growth and development by understanding their needs, interests, strengths and weaknesses
Foster and enable communication and collaboration across departments
Collaborate with VFX and modeling departments to ensure render style matches the art direction of the production
Attend breakdown meetings and provide input from the Art Department
Provide quality assurance of all creative deliverables
Identify potential issues and use creative problem solving to find the best solutions
Identify actions necessary to achieve task completion and obtain results within the production timeline and budget
Adapt traditional methods, concepts, models, designs, technologies and systems to new applications
Devise new approaches to improve current processes and workflow
Assist in guiding artists’ overall professional development by providing constructive criticism, wisdom, guidance, and feedback
Set goals for others that can be achieved using available resources within projected timelines
Assist with identifying the appropriate staffing levels and needs
Assist the HR and Talent Acquisition departments in the development of job descriptions, sourcing of candidates as well as the candidate selection process

Qualifications

2+ years of art direction experience in animation or television OR equivalent experience
BA/BFA degree in fine arts or commercial arts field an asset
Solid understanding of the translation from 2D artwork to 3D models
Strong experience in 3D design for animation is a must
Very strong artistic skills
Exceptional communication, interpersonal, problem solving, and multi-tasking skills
Experience in leading strategic brainstorming sessions, creative brief development, and creative execution
Experience in supervising and training, as well as strong leadership qualities
Ability to identify strengths and weakness of a design team
Ability to remain flexible and adaptable to meet the changing needs of production
Ability to set priorities for yourself and others, as well as manage the progress of work
Team-oriented with a proactive approach to work

Please Apply: https://jobs.jobvite.com/dhx-media/job/oGfh4fw0

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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Series Director – 2D

Description

About Us

DHX Media 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 Series Director you are responsible for leading the creative vision for the series on the floor with the production teams. You are also the creative link between the executive team, creators, show runners and production partners with the studio. Although you will oversee all phases of production in terms of the creative, your key responsibility is in supervising scripts, storyboards, performance, design and modelling. You will supervise and collaborate with the story board supervisor, art director and the episodic directors to maximize the creative objectives and ensure the promise of the series.

Responsibilities

Provide script notes to ensure story quality, great characterization, hilarity and white knuckled action
Annotate scripts to suggest staging and direction for the story board hand off
Help lead the casting initiative to find original and spot on performers
Provide direction and define the sensation of the art direction and animation style in collaboration with the Art Director and Lead Animator
Collaborate with the Art director to define the render style and final look of the series
Provide direction to editorial to create animatics and help the story board supervisor in identifying key scenes for revision
Hand off story boards to episode directors and supervise the animation process by providing notes throughout the animation cycle
Provide notes to lighting and comp on final renders
Lock all final episodes with editorial and call for necessary retakes to ensure the episode exceeds all expectations
Consult with department heads and supervisor as to the technical feasibility of elements in the script and suggest production-friendly solutions that will maintain the vision of the series

Qualifications

Minimum 4+ years combined experience as an episodic and series director
Excellent understanding of animation timing and posing
Familiarity with 2D animation and the strengths and weaknesses of Flash animation
Storytelling principles and techniques
Strong sense of story and structure
Experience with script writing
Excellent planning and management skills
Ability to communicate processes, plans and concepts effectively
Ability to create entertaining and persuasive messages
Ability to work in teams/small groups
Ability to identify and manage different needs of individuals, groups, etc.
Ability to present specific viewpoints and influence others
Experience with editing software, Avid an asset

Please Apply: https://jobs.jobvite.com/dhx-media/job/oHAf4fwk

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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