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DHX Studios – CG Supervisor, 3D

About Us

DHX Studios is recognized worldwide for our diverse original properties and our work on some of the top brands in children’s entertainment. But we create more than just animation. We build worlds and experiences across all platforms from TV and games to online and mobile. Our staff dig into a wide variety of projects, from action to comedy and preschool to tween, and they get to enjoy awesome benefits and company events while they’re at it. With some of Canada’s top artists, writers and producers on our team, our studios are bursting with creative energy. So what are you waiting for? Come join us!

About the Position

DHX Studios, Vancouver, is seeking a CG Supervisor to supervise, manage, create and administer a digital production pipeline for an amazing 3D production at our studio! As a CG Supervisor, you will ensure the production has a consistent quality and style as well as ensure the project is of the highest quality possible within the parameters of the production schedule and budget.

 

Responsibilities

  • Establish the technical direction and technical foundation to meet artistic, budget and schedule parameters
  • Collaborate with series directors, pipeline supervisor, modeling supervisor, VFX supervisor, team leads and other key members of the leadership team to develop a strong and flexible CG pipeline
  • Keep a critical eye for creativity, continuity issues between shots, quality control, and technical errors and artifacts
  • Facilitate and maintain open communication with Producer and Series Director
  • Facilitate and develop consensus between technology, artists and production management
  • Identify, research, recommend and implement new techniques into studio tools, adding value to work produced
  • Oversee and forecast render and storage requirements for assigned projects
  • Find a balance between creative needs and technical resources available
  • Ensure that all production deadlines are met while producing work at a quality level in keeping with production requirements
  • Actively participate in production-related meetings by offering thoughts and ideas
  • Anticipate, communicate, and troubleshoot any creative or technical issues with assistance from key stakeholders
  • Recommend any crew training needs to studio CG supervisor
  • Train the team on an ongoing basis both technically and creatively
  • Assist with documenting processes within show Wiki
  • Communicate expectations to team while balancing creative desires with the requirements of production
  • Report daily and weekly on show status across all phases of production to Producer
  • Oversee the daily activities of the team
  • Foster and enable communication and collaboration across departments

Qualifications      

  • 8+ years of experience in animation or film industry, having held a Supervisory role for at least 3 years
  • Excellent understanding of CG production pipeline
  • Excellent communication skills, organization and team awareness
  • Knowledge of 3D episodic television workflow is a plus
  • Strong combined creative and technical background
  • Proficiency in Maya is a must
  • Knowledge of Python scripting is a plus
  • Experience with V-Ray preferred, knowledge of Renderman would be a benefit
  • Great understanding of animation styles and techniques as well as a solid comprehension of animation production for television or film
  • Able to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas in a professional and positive manner
  • Able to work alone and collaboratively, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure
  • Work closely with the show TD to resolve all technical roadblocks and improve efficiency through workflow and tool creation
  • Encourage feedback and new initiatives

Please Apply at: https://app.jobvite.com/j?aj=oDdC4fwg&s=Canadian_Animation_Resources

 

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.

 

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