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DHX Media Recruiting Texture Artist, Previs Artist, Storyboard Revisionist & Lighting Artist

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Texture Artist – 3D

Want to make some amazing animation with remarkably talented teams in a fun and welcoming studio? DHX Media – Halifax is looking for an experienced Texture Artist to join our team!

Do you have a passion for all things textured and realizing a creative vision?
Do you have 2 years of production experience?

As a Texture Artist, you have a keen eye for detail and love innovation as you implement or “paint” surface texturing on animated characters, props and environments. In addition to understanding various software and applications, you have solid artistic chops and live and breathe colour, composition, detail, form and scale. You are an integral part of the visual creative team, working with various members of the production including the Art Director, Episodic Directors, CG Supervisors, Designers, Lead Texture artists, and Modelers to execute the desired look of CG objects. You respect the parameters of production and can do your best work under deadline conditions.

WHAT YOU WILL GET TO DO:

Shade and texture assets based on the production style, designs and color scripts
Collaborate with modeling team to ensure assets meet production look and requirements
Build and optimize each asset’s shading networks to achieve both look and efficient render time
Interpret and implement notes and feedback from supervisor and directors in a timely way
Collaborate across disciplines, within the department and with other departments including design, lighting, and matte painting
Work with shading TD’s to develop the look of our proprietary shaders
Help create and maintain the production shader library
Mentor and train other shading artists
Collaborate respectfully and professionally with artists
Actively participate in production-related meetings by offering thoughts and ideas
Keep current on shading techniques and technology
Recommend any team training needs to texturing supervisor
Carry out duties in a professional and positive manner
Be a positive and creative force on the team

WHAT YOU BRING:

2+ years of experience in animation or film industry
Proficiency in using Maya and Photoshop is required
Strong artistic skills and a detail-oriented eye
Strong problem solving skills and ability to work collaboratively
Good communication skills, active listening, and ability to give and receive feedback and follow direction
Work within production requirements and time frame
Accepts accountability for own actions
Able to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
Able to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently
Encourage feedback and new initiatives
Able to adapt to multiple show styles
Must be open to direction and able to embrace change

BONUS POINTS FOR THE FOLLOWING:

Experience in ZBrush, Substance Painter, and Quixel
Experience in shading using Renderman
Familiarity with modeling, lighting and shading

WHY WORK AT DHX MEDIA:

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!

THANK YOU to all those who express interest in being 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/oefW5fwe
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Previs Artist – 3D

Want to make some amazing animation with remarkably talented teams in a fun and welcoming studio? DHX Media – Halifax is looking for an experienced Previs Artist to join our team!

Do you love to realize the vision that supports a great narrative?
Do you have at least 2 years of production experience?

As a Previs Artist working closely with Directors and Previs Supervisors, you know your number one priority is to transform a script into a creative visual world that sustains the narrative and inspires your fellow crew members. You can take direction and execute with precision as you define and interpret specific instruction for realizing the creative direction. You can solve problems and handle various levels of complexity while maintaining a solid footing in the story. In recognizing this is a collaborative process with the rest of the Previs team, you think about camera angles, lenses and moves, blocking, frame composition, staging, continuity and sequence editing. You respect the parameters of production as you work in this crucial phase that maps the entire production process.

WHAT YOU WILL GET TO DO:

3D visualization of storyboard animatic
Establish camera blocking, composition and lens choice
Pro-actively identify possible creative / technical problems with shots
Complete assigned sequences within scheduled timeframe
Ensure shot continuity
Keep current on layout techniques and technology

WHAT YOU BRING:

2+ years of experience in animation or film industry
Degree/diploma in fine arts or animation or equivalent experience
Solid knowledge of Maya
Ability to interpret storyboards and realize them in a 3D environment
Firm understanding of cameras, staging, composition, perspective, pacing, timing and cinematography concepts in animation context
Solid understanding of cinematic language and camera terminology
Ability to clearly communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
Ability to prioritize and manage time efficiently
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively under deadline pressure

BONUS POINTS FOR THE FOLLOWING:

Basic modeling, rigging, texturing, lighting experience or exposure

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 a strong sense of community, awesome benefits, 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/oBgW5fwC
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Storyboard Revisionist

As a Storyboard Revisionist, you’ll be working collaboratively with the Director, Storyboard Supervisor, and other Board Artists on the team to enhance storytelling and fix problematic sequences in the boards. You can adapt to a wide range of styles while maintaining your great drawing skills and delivering on the direction you have been given. You manage your time effectively and efficiently in order to complete the revisions on schedule and keep the pipeline flowing. Previous experience in boards is required as well as proficiency in Storyboard Pro.

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

Ensure the work meets the standard of quality set by the Storyboard Supervisor/Director
Clean up panels as advised by Director and Storyboard Supervisor
Communicate progress of work to the Storyboard Coordinator and Storyboard Supervisor to ensure all work is completed and submitted on time
Actively participate in production-related meetings by offering thoughts and ideas
Assist with and complete production-related assignments
Keep current on storyboarding techniques and technology
Carry out duties in a professional and positive manner

WHAT YOU BRING:

1+ years of experience in the industry
Proficient in Storyboard Pro
First-rate drawing skills
Ability to take and interpret direction
Ability to add great poses and expressions to punch up specific scenes
Excellent understanding of animation timing and posing
Familiarity with 3D animation and the strengths and weaknesses of CG animation
Deadline motivated
Critical thinking skills
Able to communicate in a professional and positive manner
Able to take direction, collaborate, and be a team player
Able to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently
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.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/oqgW5fwr
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Lighting Artist – 3D

Want to make some amazing animation with remarkably talented teams in a fun and welcoming studio? DHX Media – Halifax is looking for an experienced Lighting Artist to join our team!
Do you have a passion for lighting and problem solving?

Do you have 1-2 years of production experience?

As a Lighting Artist working closely with the Lighting Lead and CG Supervisor, you will cast a discerning eye across your sequences to create the desired mood and the perfect look. The artist in you understands design, perspective and colour. You embrace the technology that allows you to creatively manipulate light colour, intensity, angle, shading, light scatter and more as you enhance every shot. You work to meet the expectations of the client, respect the production parameters and thrive on being part of a team realizing a creative vision.

WHAT YOU’LL GET TO DO:

Quality lighting and render shots efficiently
Follow the creative direction of the production as communicated by the Lighting Lead and concept art to enrich the look of every sequence
Based on the production schedule and resources available, ensure and maintain the quality, style and continuity of lighting
Work with Lighting Lead to maintain the expected render time, quality and style across the production
Troubleshoot common rendering and lighting technical issues
Identify challenges to the Lighting Lead that could potentially impact timelines and delivery schedules
With Lighting Leads, help develop efficient processes to achieve the show look
Ensure the schedule is being followed and take a proactive approach with the Lighting Lead to ensure lighting shots are always in progress
Keep current on Lighting techniques and technology
Be a positive and creative force in building healthy work and team cultures

WHAT YOU BRING:

1 – 2 years’ experience in animation or film industry
Experience in lighting and rendering in Maya is a must
An artistic sensibility to review and develop (look-dev) assets and sets
Strong communication and organizational skills, and team awareness
An ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently
Good understanding of the animation production process, mainly from shading to compositing stages
Ability to adapt to multiple show styles and enjoy the challenge
Good understanding of rendering methods
Good understanding of shading

BONUS POINTS FOR THE FOLLOWING:

Experience with Nuke
Experience with MEL / Python Scripting
Experience with Renderman
Experience with Realflow
Experience with Houdini

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 a strong sense of community, awesome benefits, 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/oUfW5fwU
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