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DHX Media Recruiting Production Coordinator, Series Director & Lighting Supervisor

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Production Coordinator – 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 seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated and organized Production Coordinator to join our 2D team! We are looking for an adaptable team player who is incredibly organized, highly communicative, and excited about joining a talented group of industry professionals working to create some of the best quality kids’ content in the business!

Responsibilities

Support the Production team to ensure each department stays on schedule and deadlines are met
Tracking the Production’s progress against the schedule, and working with the supervisors to reassign scenes as needed to meet deadlines
Updating daily reports to reflect progress and/or flag concerns
Effectively communicating priorities, issues, and pertinent production info to crew
Liaising with other departments to resolve any issues that may arise
Distributing and collecting time sheets
Tracking crew absences/sick days and informing Production & HR
Assisting the crew in troubleshooting technical issues and liaising with I.T. to communicate problems

Qualifications

Previous experience coordinating in production/animation
Ability to excel in a high pressure, deadline-oriented environment
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel, with a strong ability to create and interpret reports
Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills
Proactive approach to problem-solving
Ability to organize and motivate a talented and diverse crew
Animation Software experience, particularly in Harmony or Flash, is an asset

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/oiqN4fwj/apply
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Series 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

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 3D animation and the strengths and weaknesses of CGI 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

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/o80C4fwy/apply
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Lighting 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

As a Lighting Supervisor you will oversee the daily activities of the lighting team and ensure deliverables are completed on time. You will work closely with the Art Director, VFX Supervisor, Lighting artists, and various other teams to successfully meet the show’s technical and creative needs.

Responsibilities

Lead the lighting team to deliver the show needs on time and to the expected quality standards
Ensure and maintain the expected render time, quality and style across the show and series
Communicate and work closely with the Series Director, Art Director VFX supervisor, Shading leads, and the pipeline team to ensure an efficient and creative production
Establish lookdev lighting environment to match the show’s needs on an episodic and series level
Create and establish an efficient framework for both lighting and compositing teams
Support, assist and mentor other team members
Review, debug and improve other team members’ assets, workflows and techniques
Meet production deadlines and maintain regular communication with the production team
Manage the light and compositing team, assign workload, set and maintain standards of all work completed
Assist with the creation of documentation for lighting guidelines and techniques
Implement workflow, scripts and tools as needed
Communicate with other supervisor and team leads on concerns and production issues ahead of time
Be a positive and creative force in building a healthy work and team culture
Provide constructive criticism, wisdom, guidance and feedback that will help others further their career development

Qualifications

5+ years of experience in animation or film industry in lighting, compositing
Previous experience in lighting and/or compositing in animation episodic TV or film
Good understanding of modelling, texturing, shading, lighting, compositing and rendering workflows
Experience in Maya is a must
Experience in Nuke is a must
Experience in V-Ray is a benefit
Experience in episodic production methodologies is a benefit
Ability to take direction, collaborate and be a team player
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 both independently and collaboratively in a team, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure
Encourage feedback and new initiatives
Ability to adapt to multiple show styles
Must be flexible, open to direction and able to embrace change

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/o7JL4fwp/apply
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