• Key Animation Supervisor - Flash, 2D

    Job Locations CA-BC-Vancouver
    Posted Date 1 month ago(6/24/2019 1:03 PM)
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  • Overview


    Do you dream of crafting fantastic worlds and lovable characters? Do you want to make awesome cartoons with incredibly talented teams in a state-of-the-art studio?


    DHX Media – Vancouver is looking for an experienced Key Animation Supervisor to join our team! 


    The role:


    We're looking for Supervisors to lead our team of Key Animators and support the team throughout production. This will include attending meetings & reviews, following up on notes & requests, working with the team to hit episodic targets, mentoring artists and helping them learn and stay on show style. You'll need the ability to spot and create strong, expressive storytelling poses and have a solid understanding of character design, staging, perspective and model.


    The team will be applying their traditional animation background and drawing skills, exceptional sense of timing for action sequences and acting, and knowledge of Flash to produce a weekly quota of rough animation. 


    You will get to:

    • Review animatics with Directors and break down the board for distribution to your crew
    • Attend production meetings, handoffs, and reviews
    • Tracking materials, notes and communication with Directors, other departments, and production team
    • Keep on top of production milestones and help the team prepare to meet deadlines, motivate and help the artists to reach weekly and episodic targets
    • Communicate revisions requirements to Key Animators
    • Work with the production coordinator to track the team's progress
    • Guide, mentor and coach a diverse team of artists, be available to the team for questions and communication
    • Review animatics to help find and apply reuse animation and poses
    • Utilize and build upon the existing rough animation library, and organize additional materials and references as they come up 
    • Collaborate in a team environment
    • Work on other related tasks and responsibilities as needed


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

    • Top notch drawing skills, knowledge of anatomy and structure, ability to keep characters on model
    • Advanced traditional/rough key posing and animation skills suited to the style of production, including a high skill level with action scenes
    • Strong creative problem-solving skills
    • Ability to be flexible and work collaboratively within a team
    • Accountability, self-motivation and strong time management skills required for a fast-paced environment
    • Effective and professional communication skills
    • Aspiration to keep on the cutting edge of art, animation and culture

    Specific skills we’d love to see… 

    • 3+ years of experience as a Key Animator or Animator on a 2D series
    • Previous experience creating traditional/classical 2D animation within any digital software (Flash, Harmony, TV Paint, etc.)
    • Leadership experience as a Supervisor/Lead 

    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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