Lead Animators (Harmony), 2D

Job Locations CA-BC-Vancouver
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(7/7/2020 7:12 PM)
Job ID
2020-3228

Overview

WildBrain is looking for Lead Animators to join our Vancouver studio for an exciting, new Peanuts Project! It has not yet been announced but if you want to be part of a team that is pushing creative boundaries, you want to have fun and need some more Snoopy and Charlie Brown in your life, have we got the role for you!  Come talk to us about a project that will have you understanding why ‘happiness is a warm puppy” but will challenge you, engage you and make you laugh!

 

These roles are set to begin in Fall 2020.

 

We are currently working virtually because of the Covid-19 pandemic. During this time our hiring teams are ready to support interviews via video conferencing, and we are enabling artists to work from home until the studio can reopen. We’d love to hear from you! #stayhomestaysafe!

Responsibilities

  • Provide one on one support, feedback and mentorship to Animators, ensuring that they are able to achieve the desired look and standards of the project
  • Provide support to the Animation Supervisor(s), occasionally assisting with assigning tasks and approving shots
  • Work on the box to set up and animate complex shots
  • Collaborate with Animators and Supervisors to identify and solve problems, both technically and artistically 
  • Training animators on best practices of ToonBoom Harmony

Qualifications

  • Substantial experience working within a 2D animation production environment 
  • Strong technical knowledge and abilities in Harmony
  • Demonstration of traditional animation principles; with an emphasis on timing, spacing, staging, strong storytelling poses and the ability to stay on model
  • Understanding of acting and emotion in animation
  • Strong time management and understanding of shifting priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to produce high quality feature level animation
  • Demonstrated creative problem-solving skills

Bonus:

  • Experience with traditional hand-drawn animation
  • Experience working as a Lead Animator for a complete production cycle

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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