7 Jun 2018

Full-Time DHX Media – Lead Animator

DHX Media – Posted by [email protected]Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Job Description

DHX Media – Vancouver is looking for an experienced Animator (Lead Animator).

You will get to:

Oversee and assist in training on an ongoing basis both technically and creatively
Communicate and set expectations to ensure on-time delivery
Ensure and maintain the quality, style, and continuity of animation across the show
Review the work of each Animator on a regular basis
Conduct quality control of all assets, model and rig testing to ensure rigs are production ready
Create show-specific cycles/poses
Conduct range of motion tests for all new character builds
Complete assigned animation within scheduled timeframe
Liaise with Design, Modelling, Layout, Lighting and FX to ensure delivery of dependent assets
Identify gaps that may exist on assigned episodes and implement solutions
Identify potential risks or issues and work on a mitigation strategy
Anticipate, communicate, and troubleshoot any creative or technical issues with assistance from key stakeholders
Ensure shot continuity
Assist in the development of any specialized assets as needed
Ability to interpret and address complex camera, staging, animation and story notes from clients and directors
Work collaboratively as part of the Senior Production Team
Determine and understand the needs, interests, strengths and weaknesses of the Animation Team and provide constructive criticism and guidance that will help further their career development
Assisting the with the development of job descriptions, sourcing of candidates as well as the candidate selection process
Guide artists’ overall professional development by providing performance feedback, mentoring, assisting with resolving performance issues and maintaining positive morale among the team
Foster and enable communication and collaboration


1+ years animation in preschool episodic television
2+ years of experience as a Lead Animator in the animation industry overseeing a team of 9 animators or more
4+ years in 3D animation packages, specifically Maya
1+ years experience with Shotgun in an episodic television environment
1+ years experience with RV software
Minimum Bachelors Degree of Arts
Experience in having face to face meetings with clients
Strong understanding of key-framed animation development processes, limitations and dependencies
A strong understanding of basic human kinetics and basic real world physics
Understanding of rigging, modelling and animation principles
Strong understanding of cinematic storytelling principles and techniques
Strong leadership, management, and organizational skills
Excellent team player with strong interpersonal skills
Ability to effectively give direction and communicate storytelling
Ability to clearly communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
Ability to set priorities for yourself and others, as well as manage the progress of work
Proactive work ethic, capable problem solver with the ability to implement solutions
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, often with multiple tasks and under tight deadlines
Ability to communicate in a professional and positive manner
Ability to adapt to multiple animation styles
To apply: http://www.dhxmedia.com/

Salary: $1,200.00 CAD – $1,300.00 CAD per week & benefits

Term of Employment: Full Time, Project Based

Number of Vacancies: 1

Questions? Contact [email protected]

Location: 380 W 5th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C.


Job Categories: 3D Animation. Job Types: Full-Time. Job expires in 14 days.

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