Nerd Corps Seeking Animation P.A.’s
Nerd Corps Entertainment, established in 2002, is a DHX Media company, boasting a diverse portfolio of award-winning original properties such as Slugterra, League of Super Evil, Storm Hawks and Rated A for Awesome. With six shows in production, there is always a genre or character to keep you interested and challenged. But we’re more than just an animation studio. Our 400 creatives build stories, worlds, and experiences for kids that cut across platforms from television to online, games, toys, mobile—wherever kids are spending time. We handle all stages of our process in-house, from the IP creation and development to post-production, finance, sales and distribution, licensing and consumer products, and interactive development, making us a rarity in the industry. Our studio near Vancouver’s trendy Commercial Drive is a vibrant mixture of rookies and veterans, where those fresh out of college can continue learning from mid-career and senior artists, and where every level of experience can make the most of their talent on some of the best kids shows and games in the world.
Leo, Gemini, Emmy…been there, won that.
Come work for an award-winning studio and make cartoons, not war.
About the Position
As an animation P.A. you have basic knowledge of the principles of animation, movement and timing skills. You create high-calibre simple to moderate dramatic and action-oriented character animation while at the same time meeting production deadlines. You are integral to the animation team and are enthusiastic at developing your skills. You are able to take direction and address notes willingly in a timely manner.
Demonstrate a basic sense of performance, posing, timing and weight, including lip sync and shot to shot continuity
Complete assigned animation within scheduled timeframe
Address required revisions and modify shots as requested
Assist with and complete production-related assignments
Actively participate in production-related meetings by offering thoughts and ideas
Keep current on animation techniques
Recommend any team training needs to lead animator
Carry out duties in a professional and positive manner
Be a positive and creative force on the team
Proficient in 3D animation packages
Understanding of character animation, lip syncing, and camera composition
Solid understanding of character posing
Degree/diploma in fine arts or animation or equivalent experience an asset
Previous experience in animation is an asset
Able to take direction, collaborate, and be a team player
Able to communicate in a professional and positive manner
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
Encourage feedback and new initiatives
Able to adapt to multiple animation styles
Must be open to direction and able to embrace change
THANK YOU to all those who express interest in being a part of the Nerd Corps 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.
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