Overview

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

You will supervise, manage, create and administer a digital production pipeline for an amazing show at our studio. As the CG Supervisor, you will ensure the show 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 production managers and series directors
  • 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 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
  • Communicate expectations to team while balancing creative desires with the requirements of production
    Oversee the daily activities of the team
    Foster and enable communication and collaboration across departments

Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in animation or film industry
  • Excellent understanding of CG production pipeline
  • Excellent communication skills, organization and team awareness
  • Strong combined creative and technical background
  • Proficiency in Maya is a must
  • Experienced in Renderman and/or Mentalray (user level)
  • Great understanding of animation styles and techniques as well as a solid comprehension of animation production for television or film
  • Able to communicate in a professional and positive manner
  • Able to communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
  • Able to work alone and collaboratively, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure
  • Encourage feedback and new initiatives

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.