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DHX Media Recruiting Storyboard Artist, Animator, Builders/Riggers, Art Director, Designer & Lead Development Animator

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Storyboard Artist – 3D

Want to make awesome cartoons with amazingly talented teams in a cool new studio?
DHX Media – Vancouver is looking for an experienced Storyboard Artist to join our team!

Are you a big fan of Mega Man?
Do you want to be part of the rockstar storyboard team that draws boards for the CG TV series of Mega Man!?

DHX Studios – Vancouver is currently looking for extremely talented, fun, inspired Storyboard Artists to join the Mega Man Storyboard team! 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.

WHAT YOU’LL GET TO DO:

Collaborate with the Director and Storyboard team to create high-quality, dynamic storyboard panels
Study scripts to determine artistic interpretation and design boards in conjunction with the Supervising Director/Producer
Be aware of the series/show’s continuity, and ensure the style and quality of the production is consistently met in board work
Communicate progress or issues with Directors and Storyboard Supervisors, to ensure all deadlines are met
Consult with Supervising Director to approve the final storyboard panels and make revisions as needed
Communicate ideas effectively and recommend solutions to help interpret the script visually
Assist in mentoring and supporting other Storyboard Artists and Revisionists
Maximize the re-use of assets with minor changes when the production schedule calls for it
Assist with and complete production-related assignments
Keep current on storyboarding techniques and technology

WHAT YOU BRING:

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

BONUS POINT IF YOU:

Are known for both your drawing skills and your sense of humour
Have a robot costume in your closet
Are a self-proclaimed video game nerd with a soft spot for Mega Man

WHY WORK AT DHX MEDIA:

DHX Media delivers content that inspires, entertains and connects. But we create more than just animation, we build worlds and experiences for kids around the world. At our studios, quality, creativity and fun go hand in hand! Our teams dig into a diverse range of projects – from preschool and comedy to action-adventure – while enjoying awesome benefits, perks, and a whole lot of fun along the way. With some of Canada’s top creative talents, our studios are bursting with energy. So what are you waiting for? Come join us!

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/oe7q5fwA
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Animator – 3D

Want To Make Awesome Cartoons With Amazingly Talented Teams In A Cool New Studio?
Dhx Media – Vancouver Is Looking For An Experienced 3d Animator To Join Our Team!
Dhx Studios Vancouver Is Seeking An Animator To Join One Of Our Awesome 3d Productions! As An Animator, You Will Have Exceptional Character Animation Skills And Considerable Experience In 3d Animation For Broadcast Television Or Feature Film Productions. You Excel At Creating High-calibre, Dramatic And Action-oriented Character Animation, While At The Same Time Meeting Production Deadlines.

What You’ll Get To Do:

Work From Storyboard/animatic To Create High Quality Animation Sequences As Assigned By The Lead Animator/director
Demonstrate A Strong Sense Of Performance, Physical Motion, Posing, Timing And Weight, Including Lip Sync And Camera Composition
Block Movements In Rough Animation, Refine And Polish To Completion In Final Animation
Complete Assigned Animation Within Scheduled Timeframe
Work With Animation Director And Leads To Ensure Animation Adheres To The Style And Vision Set Out By The Series Director
Work Closely With The Team To Create Balanced Solutions To Any Related Technical And Aesthetic Issues
Train, Mentor, And Motivate The Animation Team, And Recommend Any Crew Training Needs To Lead Animator
Be Aware Of What Is Happening On The Team At All Times And Identify Obstacles To The Lead Animator
Assist In Anticipating, Communicating, And Troubleshooting Any Creative Or Technical Issues
Ensure And Maintain The Quality, Style And Continuity Of Animation With Available Resources And Within Scheduled Timeframes
Keep Current On Animation Techniques And Technology
Ensure The Lead Animator/director’s Instructions Are Carried Through In The Animation Team
Carry Out Duties In A Professional And Positive Manner
Be A Positive And Creative Force On The Team
Lead By Example And Set The Bar For Animation Quality

What You Bring:

3+ Years Of Experience In Animation Or Film Industry
Degree/diploma In Animation Or Equivalent Is An Asset
Solid Proficiency In 3d Animation Programs
Strong Understanding Of General Animation, Character Animation, And Lip Sync
Strong Compositional Skills
Basic Understanding Of Character Rigging
Solid Understanding Of Character Posing
A Strong Understanding Of Basic Human Kinetics And Real World Physics
Ability To Communicate Creative And Technical Thoughts And Ideas In A Professional And Positive Manner
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 Animation Styles
Must Be Open To Direction And Able To Embrace Change

Why Work At Dhx Media:

Dhx Media Delivers Content That Inspires, Entertains And Connects. But We Create More Than Just Animation, We Build Worlds And Experiences For Kids Around The World. At Our Studios, Quality, Creativity And Fun Go Hand In Hand! Our Teams Dig Into A Diverse Range Of Projects – From Preschool And Comedy To Action-adventure – While Enjoying Awesome Benefits, Perks, And A Whole Lot Of Fun Along The Way. With Some Of Canada’s Top Creative Talents, Our Studios Are Bursting With Energy. So What Are You Waiting For? Come Join Us!

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/oASB5fwS
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Builders/Riggers (Flash) – 2D

Want To Make Awesome Cartoons With Amazingly Talented Teams In A Cool New Studio?

Dhx Media – Vancouver Is Looking For Experienced Builders/riggers To Join Our Team!

Are You The Kind Of Person Who Loves Both The Creative And Technical Side Of 2d Animation? Are You A Problem Solver Who Is All About Attention To Detail? We’re Looking For Builders/riggers To Add The First Element Of Life To The Characters And Props In One Of Our Awesome Flash Animated Series!

What You’ll Get To Do:

Work Under The Direction Of The Builds Supervisor To Create And Revise The Requested Style Of Characters And Prop Builds For 2d Animation
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 And Meet Assigned Weekly Quotas And Expectations
Work Collaboratively With Other Builders And Departments In A Team Environment

What You Bring:

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
Proficiency In Adobe Flash
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

Bonus Points If You…

Love Dogs! We Are A Dog Friendly Studio, After All.

Why Work At Dhx Media:

Dhx Media Delivers Content That Inspires, Entertains And Connects. But We Create More Than Just Animation, We Build Worlds And Experiences For Kids Around The World. At Our Studios, Quality, Creativity And Fun Go Hand In Hand! Our Teams Dig Into A Diverse Range Of Projects – From Preschool And Comedy To Action-adventure – While Enjoying Awesome Benefits, Perks, And A Whole Lot Of Fun Along The Way. With Some Of Canada’s Top Creative Talents, Our Studios Are Bursting With Energy. So What Are You Waiting For? Come Join Us!

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/oRCu5fwM
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Art Director – 3D

Want To Make Awesome Cartoons With Amazingly Talented Teams In A Cool New Studio?
Dhx Media – Vancouver Is Looking For An Experienced Art Director To Join Our Team!

Are You Looking For An Opportunity To Mentor And Grow Your Own Team Of Designers?
Do You Want To Be Part Of Nickelodeon’s Tv Series Blaze And The Monster Machines?

As The Art Director For Blaze And The Monster Machines, You Will Play A Key Role In Controlling The Overall Visual Direction. Working Closely With Clients (Nickelodeon), 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 The Driving Force On Some Of The Top Brands In Children’s Entertainment.

What You’ll Get To Do:

Establish And Refine Show Style
Develop And Oversee Show-specific Style Guides And Communicate Them To The Design Team
Ensure Viability While Maximizing Artistic Objectives
Collaborate With Clients On Designs That Need Special Direction
Directly Contribute To Project Design
Collaborate With Vfx And Modelling Departments To Ensure Render Style Matches Show Art Direction
Attend Breakdown Meetings And Provide Input From The Art Department’s Point Of View
Provide Quality Assurance Of All Creative Deliverables
Provide Detailed Direction To Design Team
Proactively Ensure That Concepts, Designs And Desired Outputs Are Obtained Within The Project Timeline And Budget
Identify Actions Necessary To Achieve Task Completion And To Obtain Results While Meeting Schedules, Deadlines And Performance Goals
Adapt Traditional Methods, Concepts, Models, Designs, Technologies Or Systems To New Applications And Devise New Approaches To Improve Current Processes And Work Flow
Foster And Enable Communication And Collaboration Across Departments
Work With Production Team To Identify Appropriate Staffing Levels And Needs
Determine And Understand The Needs, Interests, Strengths And Weaknesses Of The Design Team And Use This Information To Contribute To The Growth And Development Of The Design Team

What You Bring:

3+ Years Of Art Direction Experience In Animation Or Television Or Equivalent Experience
Ba/bfa Degree In Fine Arts Or Commercial Arts Field An Asset
Understanding Of The Translation From 2d Artwork To 3d Models
Must Have Strong 3d Design Experience For Animation
Must Possess Excellent Communication, Interpersonal, And Multi-tasking Skills
Experience In Supervising And Training, As Well As Leadership Qualities
Able To Identify Strengths And Weakness Of Design Team
Able To Remain Flexible And Adaptable To Meet The Changing Needs Of Production

Bonus Points If You…

Have A Background Working On Vehicles And Mechanical Styled Characters

Why Work At Dhx Media:

Dhx Media Delivers Content That Inspires, Entertains And Connects. But We Create More Than Just Animation, We Build Worlds And Experiences For Kids Around The World. At Our Studios, Quality, Creativity And Fun Go Hand In Hand! Our Teams Dig Into A Diverse Range Of Projects – From Preschool And Comedy To Action-adventure – While Enjoying Awesome Benefits, Perks, And A Whole Lot Of Fun Along The Way. With Some Of Canada’s Top Creative Talents, Our Studios Are Bursting With Energy. So What Are You Waiting For? Come Join Us!

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/ovDr5fwo
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Designer – 3D

Want to make awesome cartoons with amazingly talented teams in a cool new studio?
DHX Media – Vancouver is looking for an experienced Designer to join our team!
DHX Studios – Vancouver is looking for a Designer to execute key designs and create original concepts for one of our productions. This position is responsible for maintaining the show style and ensuring that the designs work within the story specifications.

WHAT YOU’LL GET TO DO:

Create original designs on show style according to production schedule
Work closely with the Art Director and Lead Designer to keep designs manageable and complete work within the scheduled timeframe
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
Identify and communicate any issues, concerns or efficiencies to Lead Designer
Participate in production & departmental meetings by offering thoughts and ideas
Work collaboratively within the team

WHAT YOU BRING:

1-2 years of experience in production design for animation
Design education is an asset, but not required
Strong drawing and colour fundamentals
3D design and modelling experience a definite asset
Able to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
Able to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently
Able to work alone and collaboratively, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure
Must be open to direction and able to embrace change
Strong problem solving skills

BONUS POINTS IF YOU:

Have experience designing vehicles and mechanical objects
Have a dog to bring to the studio (we always need more canine talent!)

WHY WORK AT DHX MEDIA:

DHX Media delivers content that inspires, entertains and connects. But we create more than just animation, we build worlds and experiences for kids around the world. At our studios, quality, creativity and fun go hand in hand! Our teams dig into a diverse range of projects – from preschool and comedy to action-adventure – while enjoying awesome benefits, perks, and a whole lot of fun along the way. With some of Canada’s top creative talents, our studios are bursting with energy. So what are you waiting for? Come join us!

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/oEDJ5fwP
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Lead Development Animator – 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 Lead Development Animator to join our high-caliber Research and Development team. Quite a unique group, the R&D team is responsible for advancing studio technology while creating pitch pieces for garnering new animated projects. Your creative and technical skills will be pushed to the boundaries as you flex your talents on high-quality production shorts, working in uncharted technical territory in a new pipeline. The successful candidate will be passionate about animation and is highly motivated to push the boundaries of what is creatively possible, while championing workflow efficiencies and best practices.

Responsibilities

Work as solo permanent animator in R&D, occasionally leading animators temporarily allocated to the team to complete assignments to the highest studio standards
Enlist an arsenal of animation techniques and styles, working collaboratively to achieve creative direction
Work closely with the R&D CG Supervisor and Pipeline team to establish global toolsets, animation departmental standards and best workflow practices in a young and ever-evolving pipeline
Continually work to increase episodic optimization and productivity throughout the studio, developing new animation techniques, troubleshooting technical issues, and presenting solutions to streamline animation processes
Serve as a driving force in the studio, pushing for excellence and technical innovation
Work closely with rigging to facilitate the best performance possible
Create and rig proxy models as well as proxy FX for timing as needed
Assist with animation training and mentoring as needed

Qualifications

5+ years of experience as a senior or lead animator
Advanced knowledge in Maya is essential
Excellent understanding of key-framed animation development processes
Strong ability to establish and adapt multiple animation styles
Solid understanding of rigging; experience rigging assets is a plus
Excellent team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills
Must be open to direction, while working collaboratively in a close team environment
Able to adapt to the ever-changing needs in R&D while effectively managing tight deadlines
Must possess a proactive work ethic, and an ability to work with minimal supervision
Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to think creatively, critically, and strategically in order to resolve technical challenges, all while maintaining a positive attitude

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/oRX95fwM
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