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Posing Supervisor, 2D

Kristina Slivarichby on Oct 1, 2019
Vancouver, Canada
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WildBrain Studios is looking for experienced Posing Supervisors 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:

Support our posing team in taking this production to the next level! As one of our Posing Supervisors, you’ll be working with the team to hit episodic targets while ensuring the quality of scenes are up to the show’s standards, helping artists learn and stay on show style.

You will get to:

Attend production meetings, handoffs and reviews
Review animatics with Directors and break down the board for distribution to your crew
Collaborate with the crew to ensure that all elements of scenes (e.g. BG, Posing, FX, etc.) are present
Guide the posing team in creating high quality 2D Flash animation sequences by finding the storytelling poses from the board, improving upon them and putting them on model, spelling out complex actions in a variety of ways for animation using existing character and prop builds
Communicate revisions requirements to posing artists
Track production milestones, motivating and preparing the team to meet deadlines
Be available to the team for questions and communication, mentor junior artists and provide ongoing feedback and coaching to artists
Collaborate in a team environment
Work on other related tasks and responsibilities as required (may include production of walk/run cycles, mouthloops/expressions, maintaining pose libraries, asking for build revisions, etc.)

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

3+ years of experience as a 2D Animator / Posing Artist
Leadership experience as a Supervisor/Lead on a 2D animated series preferred
Strong grasp of animation principles, with an emphasis on: staging, strong storytelling poses and the ability to stay on model
Proficiency in FlashA solid drawing or illustration portfolio is preferred (samples can be design rotations, illustrations, life drawings, sketches)
Ability to motivate, coach and mentor a diverse and talented team
Ability to be flexible and work collaboratively within a team
Accountability and strong time management skills required for a fast-paced environment
Effective and professional communication skills

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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