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DHX Media Recruiting Feature Harmony Compositor, Animation Supervisor, Riggers, Art Director & CG Supervisor

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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

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:- https://jobs.jobvite.com/dhx-media/job/o75e3fwd
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Animation Supervisor (Harmony) – 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 searching for an Animation Supervisor to join our team on one of our awesome ToonBoom Harmony series, and help us take it to the next level!! As an Animation Supervisor, you’ll be overseeing all episodic animation, from scene assignments and first takes to the final mix. Previous leadership experience demonstrating your ability to clearly communicate with and mentor artists on your team is desired.

Responsibilities

Review episodes with Directors in the rough cut
Communicate required revisions to the Animators and Revisionists
Meet production milestones and deadlines and motivate your team to do the same
Work alongside the Director to ensure that the quality of animation is up to studio standards
Appraise the continuity and flow of all episodes
Other projects and tasks as required

Qualifications

3+ years of experience animating in a production environment
An in-depth working knowledge of ToonBoom Harmony
Experience as an Animation Supervisor/Team Lead preferred
Degree/Diploma from a recognized animation school preferred
Ability to motivate and coach a talented and diverse crew
Drive, determination and creative problem-solving skills
Effective and professional communication skills
Ability to organize and prioritize

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/oGqV3fwO
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Riggers – 3D

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 Riggers for an upcoming 3D production! As a Rigger, 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.

Responsibilities

Rig 3D assets (characters, props, sets, etc.) to achieve the intended animation performance
Use skinning and other deformers to achieve the intended performance in an efficient manner
Troubleshoot, maintain and improve rigs in production, while ensuring their stability for the animation team
Collaborate closely with design, modelling and shading to best achieve the intended animation performance requirements
Evaluate, research and recommend techniques and ideas to improve production
Keep current on rigging techniques and technology
Actively participate in production-related meetings by offering thoughts and ideas
Meet production deadlines and maintain regular communication with the production team
Communicate with modelling supervisor and team leads on concerns and production issues ahead of time
Carry out duties in a professional and positive manner
Be a positive and creative force on the team
Additional responsibilities as required

Qualifications

2+ years of experience in television or relevant industry experience
Proficiency in Maya is a must
Good understanding of rigging and deformation techniques
Good understanding of animation process and needs
Demonstrated knowledge and technical skills relating to character rigging and animation
Strong problem solving skills
Knowledge in Python or MEL is a benefit
Knowledge in nCloth, nHair, xGen or other simulation systems is a benefit
Ability to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently
Ability to work independently and collaboratively, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure
Ability to adapt to multiple show styles

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/oxrz2fwj
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Art Director – 3D

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

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/oGfh4fw0
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CG Supervisor – 3D

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

DHX Studios, Vancouver, is seeking a CG Supervisor to supervise, manage, create and administer a digital production pipeline for an amazing 3D production at our studio! As a CG Supervisor, you will ensure the production has a consistent quality and style as well as ensure the project is of the highest quality possible within the parameters of the production schedule and budget.

Responsibilities

Establish the technical direction and technical foundation to meet artistic, budget and schedule parameters
Collaborate with series directors, pipeline supervisor, modeling supervisor, VFX supervisor, team leads and other key members of the leadership team to develop a strong and flexible CG pipeline
Keep a critical eye for creativity, continuity issues between shots, quality control, and technical errors and artifacts
Facilitate and maintain open communication with Producer and Series Director
Facilitate and develop consensus between technology, artists and production management
Identify, research, recommend and implement new techniques into studio tools, adding value to work produced
Oversee and forecast render and storage requirements for assigned projects
Find a balance between creative needs and technical resources available
Ensure that all production deadlines are met while producing work at a quality level in keeping with production requirements
Actively participate in production-related meetings by offering thoughts and ideas
Anticipate, communicate, and troubleshoot any creative or technical issues with assistance from key stakeholders
Recommend any crew training needs to studio CG supervisor
Train the team on an ongoing basis both technically and creatively
Assist with documenting processes within show Wiki
Communicate expectations to team while balancing creative desires with the requirements of production
Report daily and weekly on show status across all phases of production to Producer
Oversee the daily activities of the team
Foster and enable communication and collaboration across departments

Qualifications

8+ years of experience in animation or film industry, having held a Supervisory role for at least 3 years
Excellent understanding of CG production pipeline
Excellent communication skills, organization and team awareness
Knowledge of 3D episodic television workflow is a plus
Strong combined creative and technical background
Proficiency in Maya is a must
Knowledge of Python scripting is a plus
Experience with V-Ray preferred, knowledge of Renderman would be a benefit
Great understanding of animation styles and techniques as well as a solid comprehension of animation production for television or film
Able to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas in a professional and positive manner
Able to work alone and collaboratively, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure
Work closely with the show TD to resolve all technical roadblocks and improve efficiency through workflow and tool creation
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:- https://jobs.jobvite.com/dhx-media/job/oDdC4fwg
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