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AFX Artists

Kristina Slivarichby on Dec 4, 2019
Vancouver, Canada
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WildBrain Studios is looking for experienced AFX Artists to join our team! You may have known us as DHX Media – we’ve recently changed our name to reflect our renewed commitment to pushing the creative and focusing on the artist experience. At WildBrain we create epic entertainment experiences for kids and family through industry leading animation. Join us and see what other great things are happening at WildBrain!

The role:
We’re looking for AFX Artists for an Animation series. The AFX Artist will design effects which are production-friendly and efficient, while maintaining a high artistic standard. The successful candidate must have the ability to work cooperatively with different departments within a fast-paced production environment.

You will get to:
-Collaborate with Directors, Supervisors and IT to design and create the requested style of AFX
-Communicate with various departments for required assets and input
-Find a balance between your creative needs and technical resources available
-Perform artistic tasks and use creative problem solving to produce desired AFX
-Organize and manage own work and files efficiently
-Ensure that all production deadlines are met while producing work at a quality level in keeping with production requirements
-Review workload and communicate any issues to Director and Producer
-Utilize Flash and AFX capability to complete other production tasks as requested

You will be a great fit on our team if you…
-Work alongside and communicate with a talented and diverse production team
-Manage additional production tasks and responsibilities when required, while maintaining own production targets
-Have the drive, determination and creative problem-solving skills
-Have effective and professional communication skills

Specific skills we’d love to see…
-2+ years of experience working within a 2D animation production environment
-Proficiency in Adobe After Effects and Flash is a must
-Experience in creating particle effects in After Effects using 2.5D cameras, and working with Boris - Particle World, Boris - -Particle System 2, Digieffects Damage, and Mocha, is desired
-Demonstrated experience, comprehension and knowledge of classical animation, character animation, and lip-syncing
-Bachelor’s Degree or Diploma in Animation

Why work at WildBrain Studios?
At WildBrain Studios, we have awesome benefits/perks and facilities to keep you engaged, committed, and creative. We pride ourselves on our work/life balance, offer events and opportunities for socializing, exercising, and spaces to relax and recharge. Our Vancouver studio is a 75,000-square-foot space where imagination can run wild. Did we mention our studio is also dog-friendly?

For us, quality, creativity and fun go hand in hand! Our teams dig into a diverse range of projects – from preschool and comedy to action-adventure, and work with international partners such as Apple, Netflix, LEGO, DreamWorks, BBC, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and more. We produce high quality Flash, Harmony, and Maya animated series, including Snoopy in Space, Carmen Sandiego, Go, dog. Go!, LEGO Ninjago, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, Blaze and the Monster Machines, The Mr. Peabody & Sherman Show, Fireman Sam, The Deep and more.

WildBrain is dedicated to creating entertainment content that inspires, entertains and connects kids and families around the world. With some of Canada’s top creative talents, our studio is bursting with energy. If you’re looking for a fun and challenging job and to work alongside some of the industry’s best, a career at WildBrain is right for you!

THANK YOU to all those who express interest in being a part of the WildBrain 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. WildBrain 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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