Overview

Want to make awesome cartoons with amazingly talented teams in a cool new studio?
DHX Media – Vancouver is looking for an experienced FX Supervisor to join our team!
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?

As a FX Supervisor 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.

WHAT YOU’LL GET TO DO:

  • 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

WHAT YOU BRING:

  • 4+ years of experience in animation or film industry
  • Proficiency 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

BONUS POINTS IF YOU…

  • Have experience with explosions
  • Tell awesome jokes!
  • Have a dog to bring to the studio!

WHY WORK AT DHX MEDIA:

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.

 

 

About DHX Media

At DHX Studios, we put creativity first! Built and based in Canada with studios coast to coast, DHX Studios is a global leader in the creation of kids and family entertainment.