Added by on 2018-05-02

DHX Media Recruiting Rigger, Lead Rigger & Animation Director

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Rigger – 3D

Job Locations: CA-BC-Vancouver
Job ID: 2018-1301

Overview

Want to make awesome cartoons with amazingly talented teams in a cool new studio?

DHX Media – Vancouver is looking for an experienced Rigger to join our team!

The role:

As a Rigger, you will work closely with the Rigging Supervisor & Lead Rigger to create versatile character rigging systems and animation interfaces to be used for animation of 3D characters and props.

Responsibilities

You will get to…

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
Communicate with the studios rigging supervisor on concerns and production issues ahead of time
Meet the rigging production deadline by communicating with production and support rigging TDs
Carry out duties in a professional and positive manner

Qualifications

You will be a great fit on our team if…

3+ years of experience in television or relevant industry experience
Proficiency in Maya is a must
Knowledge in Python
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
Ability to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently
Ability to work independently and collaboratively, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure

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. DHX will accommodate people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required.

Apply here:- http://bit.ly/2w6NVSU
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Lead Rigger – 3D

Job Locations: CA-BC-Vancouver
Job ID: 2018-1292

Overview

Want to make awesome cartoons with amazingly talented teams in a cool new studio?

DHX Media – Vancouver is looking for an experienced Lead Rigger to join our team!

The role:

As a Lead Rigger, the primary responsibility is to manage project rigging TDs to use the studio rigging tools and share the same rigging techniques with teams on other projects. This position will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the rigging team, ensuring that versatile rigging systems are used and maintained. The Lead Rigger will be expected to work collaboratively with various departments to achieve the intended performance requirements and keep current with evolving rigging technologies.

Responsibilities

You will get to …

Oversee the daily operations of project rigging TDs
Be the first point of communication between production and the rigging team on the project
Communicate with the studios rigging supervisor on concerns and production issues ahead of time
Meet the rigging production deadline by communicating with production and support rigging TDs
Rig 3D assets (characters, props, sets, etc.) to achieve the intended animation performance
Troubleshoot, maintain and improve rigs in production, while ensuring their stability for the animation team
Research and recommend techniques and ideas to the studios rigging supervisor to improve production
Collaborate closely with animation, modelling and shading to best achieve the intended animation performance requirements
Actively participate in production-related meetings by offering thoughts and ideas
Carry out duties in a professional and positive manner
Be a positive and creative force on the team
Additional responsibilities as required

Qualifications

You will be a great fit on our team if…

4+ years of experience in episodic television or relevant industry experience
Proficiency in Maya is a must
Good understanding of anatomy and articulation
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 is required
Able to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently
Able to work alone and collaboratively, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure
Able to adapt to show style
Must be open to direction and able to embrace change
Clear communicator and problem solver
Able to liaise between multiple departments

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. DHX will accommodate people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required.

Apply here:- http://bit.ly/2reFHU5
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Animation Director – 3D

Job Locations: CA-BC-Vancouver
Job ID: 2018-1293

Overview

Want to make awesome cartoons with amazingly talented teams in a cool new studio?

DHX Media – Vancouver is looking for an experienced Animation Director to join our team!

The Role:

DHX Studios is seeking a driven, experienced Animation Director to lead a team of talented Animators on one of our awesome 3D productions! As the Animation Director, you will be directly responsible for the artistic output, operations and overall functioning of the animation department. This will be achieved by evaluating, implementing and supervising process, work flow and technical infrastructure that maximize quality and ensure viability. Team synergy and effectiveness will ensure success; therefore recruitment, team building and group dynamics will play a major part in this position.

Responsibilities

You will get to:

Direct animation and provide feedback to animators on composition, timing, performance, staging, blocking and overall style
Review scripts, storyboards and layout and provide feedback to the Series Director
Review the work of each Animator on a regular basis and approve shots for submission to the Editor
Manage show resources through Shotgun (asset tracking system to ensure shows are staying on budget while maximizing creative objectives)
Collaborate with Series Director to prioritize client requests and changes on an ongoing basis
Collaborate with VFX Supervisor and Lighting Supervisor to achieve highest quality possible
Collaborate with Production Management to ensure show status is effectively communicated throughout production
Continually evaluate and improve story structure, shot flow, shot design and overall creative appeal
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 workflow
Oversee the daily activities of the animation team
Partner with management to guide artists’ overall professional development, providing performance feedback, mentoring, assisting with resolving performance issues and maintaining positive morale among the team
Foster and enable communication and collaboration across departments
Work with production team to identify appropriate staffing levels and needs.
Set goals for others that can be achieved using available resources, and use previous measurable performance to establish goals within projected timeframe

Qualifications

You will be a great fit on our team if…

2+ years of animation direction experience in animation or television or equivalent experience
Fluent in Maya
Strong understanding of animation principles
Strong understanding of cinematic storytelling principles and techniques
Ability to effectively give direction and communicate storytelling
Ability to identify strengths and weakness of animation 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
Enjoy working in a team atmosphere and take a proactive approach to work
Excellent management and problem solving skills
Specific skills we’d love to see…

Have a good sense of humor
Love everything about animation

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. DHX will accommodate people with disabilities throughout the recruitment and selection process. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs known in advance if accommodation is required.

Apply here:- http://bit.ly/2HnkBg7
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  • alec farai

    xd :)