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Nerd Corps Entertainment Seeking Senior Previs Artist (Vancouver)

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About Us

Nerd Corps Entertainment, established in 2002, is one of North America’s largest privately owned animation studios, 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.

Department: Previs

Location: Vancouver

About the Position

As a senior previs artist you interpret storyboards and realize them into the 3D environment by establishing camera blocking, composition and lens choice. You work closely with the team to create balanced solutions to any related technical issues which may arise. While providing guidance, training and mentoring to new previs artists on the crew, you ensure the team is productive and answer any questions that arise.


3D visualization of storyboard animatic
Establish camera blocking, composition and lens choice
Work with lead previs artist to provide coverage options to director
Work with the lead previs artist to ensure work adheres to the vision set out by the directors
Ensure the previs team is productive and answer any questions that arise
Train, mentor, and motivate new pre-viz artists who are placed on the crew
Assist previs team in execution of camera lensing and staging, composition and blocking of scenes from storyboard animatics
Be aware of what is happening on the team at all times and identify obstacles to the lead
Complete assigned sequences within scheduled timeframe
Ensure shot continuity
Anticipate, communicate, and troubleshoot any creative or technical issues with assistance from lead previs artist
Assist and guide previs artists through their assignments
Keep current on previs techniques and technology
Create and rig proxy models as needed
Recommend any crew training requirements to lead
Carry out duties in a professional and positive manner
Be a positive and creative force on the team


2+ years of experience in animation or film industry
Degree/diploma in fine arts or animation or equivalent experience an asset
Solid knowledge of Maya and/or XSI
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
Basic modeling and rigging is an 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
Encourages feedback and new initiatives
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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