Animation Director, 2D

Job Locations CA-BC-Vancouver
Posted Date 1 month ago(2/22/2020 12:19 PM)
Job ID
2020-2750

Overview

WildBrain is looking for an Animation Director to join our Vancouver studio for an undisclosed Peanuts Project - if you need some more of Snoopy in your life, have we got the project for you!  In such a fast-paced environment with a large volume of production work on the go, the Animation Director must be an organized team player who is capable of inspiring and leading the animation team on this iconic 2D Production.

 

WildBrain VANCOUVER is HIRING! The Covid-19 has changed the way we work and slowed us a bit but we are hiring and posting current and future opportunities daily. Please continue to check our job board, apply online and follow us on our social media for ongoing updates. 

Responsibilities

  • Direct animation and provide feedback to the animation team on composition, timing, performance, staging, blocking and overall animation style 
  • Ensure all animation is suitable in aesthetic, function and form to support the integrity and production of the project
  • Collaborate with the Series Directors to prioritize client requests and changes on an ongoing basis
  • Oversee the daily activities of the animation team and provide constructive criticism, wisdom, guidance, and feedback
  • Continually evaluate and improve story structure, shot flow, shot design and overall creative appeal
  • Collaborate with production management to ensure show status is effectively communicated throughout production 
  • Adhere to the production schedule to ensure deadlines are met
  • Foster and enable communication and collaboration across all departments 
  • Organize and manage own work and files efficiently
  • Work on other tasks and responsibilities as requested

Qualifications

  • You aspire to keep on the cutting edge of art, animation and culture
  • You have an exceptional ability to multi-task and prioritize
  • You have effective and professional communication skills both verbal and written
  • You are self-motivated with demonstrated initiative
  • You thrive in a high pressure, deadline orientedenvironment 

Bonus: 

  • 4+ years of experience as a 2D Animation Director for an animated production 
  • Excellent proficiency in ToonBoom Harmony and/or Adobe Flash/Animate
  • Exceptionally strong comprehension and knowledge of 2D animation and its various platforms
  • Experience in traditional 2D animation 
  • Degree/Diploma from a recognized animation school

Why WildBrain

 

At WildBrain Studios 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. Aside from awesome projects and partners, WildBrain puts our people first, here are just a few of the ways:  

  • Great benefits that make employees feel truly valued including a customizable extended health and dental plan 
  • Generous RRSP matching 
  • Bonus time off 

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