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jobby: Previs Artist, Nerd Corps Entertainment, Vancouver

 nerdlogoNerd Corps Entertainment, established in 2002, is a DHX Media company, boasting a diverse portfolio of award-winning original properties such as Slugterra, League of Super Evil, Storm Hawks and Rated A for Awesome. With six shows in production, there is always a genre or character to keep you interested and challenged. But we’re more than just an animation studio. Our 400 creatives build stories, worlds, and experiences for kids that cut across platforms from television to online, games, toys, mobile—wherever kids are spending time. We handle all stages of our process in-house, from the IP creation and development to post-production, finance, sales and distribution, licensing and consumer products, and interactive development, making us a rarity in the industry. Our studio near Vancouver’s trendy Commercial Drive is a vibrant mixture of rookies and veterans, where those fresh out of college can continue learning from mid-career and senior artists, and where every level of experience can make the most of their talent on some of the best kids shows and games in the world.

Leo, Gemini, Emmy…been there, won that.
Come work for an award-winning studio and make cartoons, not war.

Department: Previs Location: Vancouver

About the Position

As a previs artist you interpret storyboards and realize them into the 3D environment by establishing camera blocking, composition and lens choice. You work closely with the lead previs artist to provide coverage options and ensure work is in line with the vision set out by the director.


  • 3D visualization of storyboard animatics
  • Establish camera blocking, composition and lens choice
  • Provide coverage options to director as requested
  • Work with the lead previs artist to ensure work adheres to the vision set out by the director


  • Pro-actively identify possible creative/technical problems with shots


  • Anticipate, communicate, and troubleshoot any creative or technical issues with assistance from senior previs artist


  • Complete assigned sequences within scheduled timeframe


  • Creation and rigging of proxy models as needed



  • 1+ years of experience in animation or film industry
  • Degree/diploma in fine arts or animation or equivalent experience an asset
  • Solid knowledge of Maya and/or XSI
  • A knowledge of cinematic language and camera terminology
  • Ability to interpret storyboard and realize them in a 3D environment
  • Firm understanding of cameras, staging, composition, perspective, pacing, timing and cinematography concepts in animation context
  • Must be able to work alone and collaboratively, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure
  • Able to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
  • Able to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently
  • Encourages feedback and new initiatives
  • Must be open to direction and able to embrace change


THANK YOU to all those who express interest in being a part of the Nerd Corps 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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