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DHX Media Recruiting Art Director, Character Rotations Artist, Builders/Riggers, Harmony Animators, Harmony Technical Artist & Feature Harmony Compositor

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Art Director 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

DHX needs your help!

We’re about to re-boot a venerable and existing brand in epic fashion and need an Art Director to helm the look of this flagship production.
As part of DHX’s co-production deal with Mattel, there’s no dream too big, no adventure too small for our heroine, and the leader of this intrepid design team.
This girls’ property will feature a clean and sassy modern aesthetic, a little sci-fi, a whole lotta adventure, non-stop gut busting comedy, and a chance to explore the world on from two different perspectives.
Intrigued? Well then fill out the application to find out more!

Responsibilities

Ensuring all designs (Character, Location, Prop) and the colour palette support the overall creative vision for the story and style of the project. Ensuring suitability in aesthetic, function and form
Interpreting and incorporating feedback in a timely and qualitatively acceptable way
Adhering to the production schedule, ensuring the design team meets key milestones and deadlines
Sharing information, methodologies and ideas with others, providing guidance/mentorship to the design team
Proactively communicating with the Producer and/or other departments to anticipate and tackle potential problems as a team.

Qualifications

3+ years of experience working as an Art Director, with prior experience on an 2D episodic animation
Comprehension and knowledge of animation and its various platforms (Degree/Diploma in Animation desired but not a requirement)
Strong drawing, illustration and painting skills with working knowledge of anatomy, proportion, perspective and composition
High degree of proficiency in Photoshop
Experience on a Flash production an asset
Able to communicate ideas clearly and concisely, to anticipate hurdles and problem-solve
Well organized and efficient, able to juggle shifting priorities and meet performance objectives within a fast-paced production environment
Able to receive direction, and work collaboratively with a positive attitude
An aspiration to keep on the cutting edge of art, animation and culture

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:https://jobs.jobvite.com/dhx-media/job/oiNi2fw9
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Character Rotations Artist 2D

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 talented Character Rotations Artists to join one of our awesome 2D Flash production teams! As a Character Rotations Artist, you will create character rotations that will be used as reference sheets for the Posing and Animation teams. We’re looking for portfolios that showcase a variety of styles, multiple full character turnarounds, and a strong understanding of human/creature form.

Responsibilities

Work with the Art Director and Designers to help create full character rotations that follow the style of the original designs, and stay within production guidelines
Recreate the structure of each given character pose from multiple angles to create full 360° rotations
Assist with polishing and refining character design concepts
Demonstrate a solid understanding of human and creature proportions, shape, silhouette, angles and spacing
Capture both the technical and the stylistic side of the character in each rotation
Ensure consistency and quality throughout your work

Qualifications

Experience in character rotations on a series preferred
Previous experience in character and/or prop design in a production is a definite asset
Strong drawing ability and a solid sense of design for 2D animation
Excellent attention to detail with the ability to adapt to multiple production styles
Degree/Diploma from a recognized animation school desired
Ability to work digitally (Photoshop, Flash, Sketchbook, etc.)
Experience in 3D Design is an asset
A strong understanding of proportion, balance, perspective, dimension and dynamism
Ability to take direction and work collaboratively within a team
Ability to communicate professionally and positively
Well organized with good time management skills

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:- https://jobs.jobvite.com/dhx-media/job/oQLW3fwk
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Builders/Riggers 2D

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’re currently looking for Builders to join our team! Reporting to the Builds/Rigging Supervisor, you will be building characters and props for a new, high-profile animated series or our feature. Experience in Harmony is strongly desired.

Responsibilities

Work under the direction of the Builds/Rigging Supervisor to create and revise the requested style of characters and prop builds for 2D animation in Harmony
Keep characters and props in proportion and on model
Innovate solutions and troubleshoot to create efficient builds
Organize and manage own work and files efficiently
Work within tight deadlines, meeting assigned weekly quotas and expectations
Work collaboratively with other Builders and departments in a team environment

Qualifications

Degree/Diploma from a recognized animation school
Previous work experience on a 2D animated production, with prior experience in Harmony Builds preferred
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:- https://jobs.jobvite.com/dhx-media/job/ognv2fwU
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Harmony Animators 2D

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!

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:- https://jobs.jobvite.com/dhx-media/job/oZUb2fwQ
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Harmony Technical Artist 2D

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 looking for a Harmony Technical Artist to support the development of our Harmony Pipeline! As a Harmony Technical Artist, you will work closely with the production, artists, and pipeline teams, to ensure the smooth and efficient running of our Harmony productions. The ideal candidate will also have a solid understanding of 2D animation techniques and production, ideally from direct experience in the industry.

Responsibilities

Help design, build, and maintain an efficient 2D animation production pipeline
Identify and fix any holes in the pipeline
Develop a number of tools, scripts, and/or plugins to help automate or improve workflow
Work on integration and naming conventions with our in-house tracking system
Check in with a team of artists to help identify tools that are needed, including possible “wish list” items
Quickly and accurately import, convert, and create new production assets for the 2D animation team, including rigging characters and objects
Problem solve and work with artists, production, and pipeline teams to discover the best solutions
Deliver polished and functional assets to the 2D animation team within production deadlines
Develop content creation guidelines and help enforce them through tools and reminders as necessary
Collaborate with animators to design new rigs that best fit their needs, and assist with fixing existing rigs as necessary
Understand and assist in speeding up slow rigs, or simplifying complex rigs

Qualifications

2-5+ years’ experience as an animation Technical Artist and/or Technical Director
Strong scripting and technical artist abilities
Effective and professional communication skills
In-depth experience with character rigging in ToonBoom Harmony 12.1, including full character turnaround deformation rigs
Competency (preferably fluency) in Adobe Photoshop, Toon Boom Harmony, Adobe Flash CS5+, Perforce, and Shotgun
Hard coding skills are a benefit
Submission Materials: A URL to your art blog or online portfolio/reel Resume, with cover letter (.pdf, .doc, or .docx)

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:- https://jobs.jobvite.com/dhx-media/job/oBe22fwD
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Feature Harmony Compositor 2D

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 Feature Compositing Artists for our upcoming 2D Feature Film! 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
Work with 3D renders and combine seamlessly into 2D scenes
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
Quali

Apply here:- https://jobs.jobvite.com/dhx-media/job/o75e3fwd
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