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Animation Director – Slap Happy Cartoons – Vancouver, BC


Company: Slap Happy Cartoons

Address: Vancouver, BC


  • Full Time

Slap Happy Cartoons

Vancouver, BC

Slap Happy is one of Vancouver’s fastest growing animation studios and bolsters an exceptional portfolio, having worked with, and currently working with some of the world’s leading development partners; Netflix, Warner Bros, Corus Entertainment, Cartoon Network, Comedy Central, and more.

We’re currently looking for an Animation Director to direct episodic animation on “Tom & Jerry in New York”.

THE ROLE:

  • Overseeing episodic animation from overseas studios, and providing creative vision and direction on the production of a 2D animated TV series.
  • Collaborating with Series Director to ensure that the quality of animation is up to studio and client standards
  • Reviewing episodic animation with Series Director in the rough cuts
  • Communicating required revisions clearly to overseas studios and in-house animation revision team
  • Coaching and mentoring a talented and diverse crew of overseas and in-house artists to bring out the best of their abilities

YOU ARE:

  • Experienced in supervising or directing 2D animation in Adobe Animate
  • An eager Animation Director looking to assist in creating world class animation for a Classic IP
  • Passionate about 2D Classic animation, and have the ability to translate traditional animation principles into 2D digital animation
  • Someone who enjoys both the creative and technical side of 2D Animation
  • An effective and professional communicator, and have the ability to assess the artists talent and skill sets in order to achieve the needs of the production
  • Able to work within a fast paced series production schedule and adapt to changes easily within a highly dynamic environment
  • Detail-oriented, technically inclined and solution-oriented with strong problem solving skills

YOU HAVE:

  • A strong eye for appealing, funny, and cartoony animation with previous experience leading a team of animators
  • A keen eye for design details and composition, and can clearly communicate your artistic vision to the artists to ease the pipeline pressure at Animation stage
  • Excellent leadership, communication, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Strong time-management skills to meet assigned deadlines and expectations
  • Previous experience as an Animation Supervisor or Animation Director on a 2D series or feature
  • Strong knowledge of Adobe Animate
  • Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop a plus

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