• Pose Designer, 2D

    Job Locations CA-BC-Vancouver
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/4/2019 6:48 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 experienced Pose Designer to join our team! 


    The role:


    As a Pose Designer, you'll be responsible for improving the acting in scenes by creating strong, dynamic character drawings that would be difficult to accomplish by simply manipulating a character build. This unique position is perfect for someone who was born to draw, someone who has a keen eye for acting, and someone who enjoys pushing the boundaries of character animation past the limitations of software! So what are you waiting for? Go apply for this one-of-a-kind opportunity!


    You will get to:

    • Improve acting and attitude in scenes where the storyboard drawings don’t fully support or do justice to the recorded dialogue
    • Create strong drawings that push the expression, pose or perspective beyond the comfortable limits of the stock character build
    • Establish poses that will be reused, whether throughout a sequence, episode or season
    • Explore new characters – creating a range of drawings that show new episodic characters in different expressions and attitudes
    • Draw characters making contact with surfaces or one another
    • Complete work within a rigorous production schedule with shifting daily deadlines
    • Work in collaboration with the other departments to ensure quality expectations and deadlines are met


    You will be a great fit on our team if…

    • You have the ability to multi-task and prioritize
    • You have drive, determination, creative problem-solving skills and a keen eye for detail
    • You thrive working collaboratively in a team environment
    • You have effective and professional communication skills
    • You are able to quickly adhere to different show styles

    Specific skills we’d love to see… 

    • Previous experience designing or animating for a 2D television series
    • High level of proficiency in Adobe Photoshop required
    • High level of proficiency in ToonBoom Harmony preferred 
    • Strong sense of acting, staging, timing and posing
    • Degree/Diploma from a recognized animation school desired

    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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