2D Animation Director (Harmony)

Company

Atomic Cartoons

Posted Date

March 16, 2020

2D Animation Director (Harmony)


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Posted Date

March 16, 2020

Company

Atomic Cartoons

Location

Ottawa, Ontario (CA)

Job Type

Full Time

Relocation assist

No

Toon Boom Software Experience

Toon Boom Harmony

Job Description

Atomic Cartoons Inc. is an award-winning full-service animation studio originally located in Vancouver's busy Animation District. Our Ottawa studio is located in the vibrant Hintonburg neighborhood that has deep roots in the city’s animation history. Atomic is a mix of laid back atmosphere, a supportive team, and some serious creative talent! Do you have big plans for your career? Are you looking for rewarding work that will challenge you? We are an artist-driven studio, we care about the work we produce and your career path.

We are looking for a 2D Animation Director to lead an animation team on our next Harmony production at our Ottawa studio!

WHAT YOU WILL DO:

-Direct and inspire a team of animators to create and deliver quality animation for episodic television and film. 

-Proactively plan and allocate resources for challenging sequences and episodes.

-Work closely with the Line Producer and animation team in planning to overcome challenges within the production.

-Work with the Line Producer to ensure that the team stays on schedule while maintaining show quality and employee morale.

-Collaborate with all departments across the production to ensure obstacles are overcome and deadlines are met.

-Work with the pipeline team to set up the animation pipeline and make suggestions for improvement.

-Guide animators through MDP cycle animation.

-Provide creative and technical style guides for the animation team.

-Review builds in pre-production to ensure they are animation-friendly, making adjustments as necessary.

-Collaborate with the client and internal stakeholders to ensure that expectations are met from both sides.

-Review submitted shots; approve or send back for revision, with detailed notes.

-Meet with team members to discuss, plan for and solve current and future issues.

-Provide mentorship, guidance and performance management across the animation team.

-Conduct one-on-one meetings with the animation team to deliver constructive feedback.

-Review animation applications and participate in interviews, as necessary. 

Requirements

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

-2+ years experience as an animation supervisor.

-Strong understanding of Toon Boom Harmony and animation.

-Understanding of story, composition, body mechanics, lighting, and continuity.

-Strong understanding of show styles and the ability to communicate this across the animation department.

-Excellent organization, time management and planning skills.

-Excellent communication skills with an ability to direct/mentor artists.

-Ability to deliver clear and concise feedback with a strong understanding of working within an animation production.

-Strong verbal and written communication.

-Previous experience as an animation director is an asset.

-Previous experience working on a feature-length animation project is an asset.

-Knowledge of CG integrations in 2D is an asset.

-Experience using Shotgun for production tracking is an asset.

-Currently legally eligible to work in Canada.

-Must be able to work in the studio; ON resident preferred.  

START DATE: TBD   

INTERESTED?

Show us what you would like to contribute to Atomic by providing us with relevant examples of your previous work along with your resume and cover letter.   Atomic Cartoons Inc. welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.  

We thank you for your submission; only short-listed candidates will be contacted. No phone calls, please.

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Quick Info

Posted Date

March 16, 2020

Company

Atomic Cartoons

Location

Ottawa, Ontario (CA)

Job Type

Full Time

Relocation assist

No

Toon Boom Software Experience

Toon Boom Harmony