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  01 January 2018
DHX Studios - FX Lead, 3D

Want to make awesome cartoons with amazingly talented teams in a cool new studio?

Do you have 4+ years of FX experience in animation?

Are you well-versed in Maya’s particle and fluid systems?

Do you thrive on leading and supporting teams?

DHX Media – Vancouver is looking for an experienced FX Lead to join our team! As a Lead FX Artist you oversee the daily activities of the FX team to create high-caliber dynamic and riveting FX for our 3D episodic animated series. You will work closely with the Directors to achieve the look of the show. The ideal candidate is an experienced artist with a creative eye and the ability to guide and support their team.


Create and deliver FX for the series and each episode within scheduled timelines
Ensure that all production deadlines are met while producing work at a quality level in keeping with production requirements
Identify obstacles that could potentially affect the timelines and delivery schedules
Research and develop efficient techniques to create unique FX, animator FX rigs, and proxy FX rigs for previs
Work with FX team to ensure work gets communicated and executed in a timely manner
Collaborate with Compositing and Lighting Supervisors to ensure efficiency between departments
Construct creative solutions for recurring FX in the production to be implemented in animation
Participate in FX meetings and adjust/refine FX as required
Anticipate, communicate, and troubleshoot any creative or technical issues with assistance from key stakeholders
Oversee the daily activities and capabilities of the FX team
Partner with Production Management to guide artists’ overall professional development, providing performance feedback, mentoring, assist with resolving performance issues and maintaining positive morale amongst the crew
Foster a healthy and creative work environment
Create documentation for animator FX rigs
Accurately estimate time and resource needs to ensure project deadlines are met 


4+ years of experience in animation or film industryProficiency in Maya’s particle and fluid systems is a must
Proficiency in Nuke is a must
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
Encouraging of feedback and new initiatives
Knowledge in Python is an asset 


DHX Media delivers content that inspires, entertains and connects. But we create more than just animation, we build worlds and experiences for kids around the world. At our studios, quality, creativity and fun go hand in hand! Our teams dig into a diverse range of projects – from preschool and comedy to action-adventure – while enjoying awesome benefits, perks, and a whole lot of fun along the way. With some of Canada’s top creative talents, our studios are bursting with energy. So what are you waiting for? Come join us! 

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.

To apply: https://www.dhxmedia.com/animation-studio-careers/
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