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DHX Studios - Layout Artist, 3D

Kristina Slivarichby on Sep 30, 2016
Vancouver, Canada
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Job Category
Job Type
Full Time
Career Level
Pay / Salary
Monthly Salary
Experience Required
2+ Years
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 the Position

DHX Studios - Vancouver is looking for talented Layout Artists to join our 3D team! As a Layout Artist you interpret storyboards and realize them into the 3D environment by establishing camera blocking, composition and lens choice.


3D visualization of storyboard animatic
Establish camera blocking, composition and lens choice
Pro-actively identify possible creative / technical problems with shots
Complete assigned sequences within scheduled time frame
Ensure shot continuity
Keep current on Layout techniques and technology
Create and rig proxy models as needed


2+ years of experience in animation or film industry
Degree/diploma in fine arts or animation or equivalent experience an asset
Solid knowledge of Maya
Ability to interpret storyboards and realize them in a 3D environment
Firm understanding of cameras, staging, composition, perspective, pacing, timing and cinematography concepts in animation context
Solid understanding of cinematic language and camera terminology
Experience with modeling and rigging is an asset
Ability to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
Ability to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently
Ability to work alone and collaboratively, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure

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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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