• Episode Director, 3D

    Job Locations CA-BC-Vancouver
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(7/28/2018 7:46 PM)
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  • Overview

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


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


    The role:


    As the Episode Director you are responsible for carrying the Series Director’s creative vision throughout layout and animation. You will also collaborate with the Series Director in storyboards, lighting and FX meetings and reviews as needed. You will supervise and collaborate with the Layout Supervisor and Animation Leads to ensure storytelling and performance are maximized through out these phases of the production.


    You will get to work on…

    • Create a Shooting Guide for each episode based on the creative hand off from the Series Director
    • Follow approved direction throughout episode, and discuss any changes needed with Series Director
    • Provide feedback and direction to Animation Leads and animators ensuring character performance is being hit
    • Run shot hand offs with Layout and Animation artists
    • Assign Layout and Animation tasks and enter in Shotgun any notes/direction needed for Artists to start their work
    • Review all Layout and Animation submissions from artists, providing feedback when needed
    • Do desk-side reviews with Artists as needed
    • Work collaboratively with Editor ensuring the edit is working throughout the episode
    • Document and communicate any and all audio pickups which may be required
    • Review Series Director’s notes on Layout and Animation Animatics and propose solutions to ensure their direction is reflected on any material being sent out.
    • Raise any creative or production issues as they arise to Series Director and/or Production team
    • Attend Lighting and FX Hand Off to Supervisors, making sure the direction is clear for both departments.


    You will be a great fit on our team if you have…

    • Minimum 2+ years experience in a directorial position
    • Excellent understanding of animation timing and posing
    • Familiarity with 3D animation and the strengths and weaknesses of CGI animation
    • Knowledge of storytelling principles and techniques
    • Strong sense of story and structure
    • 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

    Specific skills we’d love to see…

    • Experience with editing software, Avid an asset

    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.




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