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DHX Studios - Harmony Technical Artist, 2D

Kristina Slivarichby on Aug 24, 2016
Company
DHX Studios
Location
Vancouver, Canada
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Job Category
Animation : 2D Animation
Job Type
Full Time
Career Level
Experienced
Pay / Salary
Monthly Salary
Job Description
About Us

DHX Media is recognized worldwide for our diverse original properties and our work on some of the top brands in children’s entertainment. But we create more than just animation. We build worlds and experiences across all platforms from TV and games to online and mobile. Our staff dig into a wide variety of projects, from action to comedy and preschool to tween, and they get to enjoy awesome benefits and company events while they’re at it. With some of Canada’s top artists, writers and producers on our team, our studios are bursting with creative energy. So what are you waiting for? Come join us!

About this Position

DHX Studios Vancouver is looking for a Harmony Technical Artist to support the development of our Harmony Pipeline! As a Harmony Technical Artist, you will work closely with the production, artists, and pipeline teams, to ensure the smooth and efficient running of our Harmony productions. The ideal candidate will also have a solid understanding of 2D animation techniques and production, ideally from direct experience in the industry.

Responsibilities

  • Help design, build, and maintain an efficient 2D animation production pipeline

  • Identify and fix any holes in the pipeline

  • Develop a number of tools, scripts, and/or plugins to help automate or improve workflow

  • Work on integration and naming conventions with our in-house tracking system

  • Check in with a team of artists to help identify tools that are needed, including possible “wish list” items

  • Quickly and accurately import, convert, and create new production assets for the 2D animation team, including rigging characters and objects

  • Problem solve and work with artists, production, and pipeline teams to discover the best solutions

  • Deliver polished and functional assets to the 2D animation team within production deadlines

  • Develop content creation guidelines and help enforce them through tools and reminders as necessary

  • Collaborate with animators to design new rigs that best fit their needs, and assist with fixing existing rigs as necessary

  • Understand and assist in speeding up slow rigs, or simplifying complex rigs


  • Qualifications

  • 2-5+ years’ experience as an animation Technical Artist and/or Technical Director

  • Strong scripting and technical artist abilities

  • Effective and professional communication skills

  • In-depth experience with character rigging in ToonBoom Harmony 12.1, including full character turnaround deformation rigs

  • Competency (preferably fluency) in Adobe Photoshop, Toon Boom Harmony, Adobe Flash CS5+, Perforce, and Shotgun

  • Hard coding skills are a benefit


  • Please APPLY at: https://app.jobvite.com/j?aj=oBe22fwD&s=Creative_Cow

    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.
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