Previs Artist, 3D
WildBrain
Vancouver , BC, CA
1d ago

Overview

WildBrain is looking for Previs Artists to join our exciting new animated Sonic the Hedgehog series, Sonic Prime , set to premiere worldwide in 2022.

This 24-episode animated adventure for kids, families, and long-time fans draws upon the keystones of the brand and features the Blue Blur of video game fame in a high-octane adventure where the fate of a strange new multiverse rests in his gloved hands.

Sonic’s adventure is about more than a race to save the universe, it’s a journey of self-discovery and redemption.

This feature quality episodic series will deliver the visually captivating, binge-worthy story that Sonic fans new and old are sure to love.

We are on the hunt to find passionate and talented folks to join this team and help us really bring the blue blur to life!

As a Previs Artist, you will get to interpret storyboards and realize them into the 3D environment by establishing camera blocking, composition and lens choice.

We are currently working virtually because of the Covid-19 pandemic. During this time our hiring teams are ready to support interviews via video conferencing, and we are enabling artists to work from home until the studio can reopen.

We’d love to hear from you! #stayhomestaysafe!

Responsibilities

  • Create 3D visualizations of storyboard animatics
  • Establish camera blocking, composition and lens choice
  • Pro-actively identify possible creative / technical problems with shots
  • Complete assigned sequences within scheduled timeframe
  • Ensure shot continuity
  • Keep current on previs techniques and technology
  • Qualifications

  • 2+ years of experience in animation or film industry
  • Experience in Maya essential
  • Ability to interpret storyboards and realizes them in a 3D environment
  • Firm understanding of cameras, staging, composition, perspective, pacing, timing and cinematography concepts in animation context
  • Solid understanding of cinematic language and camera terminology
  • Ability to clearly communicate creative and technical thoughts and ideas
  • Ability to multitask, prioritize and manage time efficiently
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, often with multiple tasks and under deadline pressure
  • Bonus :

  • Degree / diploma in fine arts or animation or equivalent experience an asset
  • Basic modeling and rigging is an asset
  • Why WildBrain?

    At WildBrain Studios our teams dig into a diverse range of projects from preschool and comedy to action-adventure, and work with international partners such as Apple, Netflix, LEGO, DreamWorks, BBC, Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon and more.

    We produce high quality Flash, Harmony, and Maya animated series. Aside from awesome projects and partners, WildBrain puts our people first, here are just a few of the ways :

  • Great benefits that make employees feel truly valued including a customizable extended health and dental plan
  • Generous RRSP matching
  • Bonus time off
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