Art Director

Art Director

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Type: Full Time
Activities:
Art Director
Place:
Montreal
Description

Permanent position

Start Date: July 6, 2020

 

About Digital Dimension:

Digital Dimension is a visionary 3D animation studio based in Montreal. We design, develop and produce our own intellectual properties and that of others for different platforms.

We are a team of passionate artists, full time geeks carried by a healthy and stimulating environment!

We carefully select our projects to put our know-how at the service of what drives us.

We are committed to maintaining a good work-life balance, encouraging curiosity, and promote communication so that work becomes a real cooperative playground.

 

Main mission:

The Art Director will join the creative team for the production of an action packed, high-end 3D animated TV series, intended for a mature audience. Directed by an A list Director, the project partly carried out in motion capture, aims to be realistic while adopting a stylized aesthetic and very graphic textures, and is entirely rendered with the Unreal game engine.

 

Responsibilities:

The Artistic Director is responsible for the content and artistic quality as well as for his team for the projects he is working on.

The candidate acts as a project manager of the artistic exploration, which leads to the establishment of the visual foundation of a production. He respects and expands the vision and the creative angle established by the client or the creative director, while taking into account artistic, technical and budgetary issues and parameters:

  • Responsible for defining and documenting the art direction: mood boards, comparable and visual references (static and animated), posing and exploring characters, colour palettes, lighting (directions and intentions), atmosphere and background, materials and textures (callout sheets), intended to clarify artistic guidelines;
  • Supervise the artistic quality of the work done on one or more projects, in collaboration with the supervisors, the project managers and the producers;
  • Participate in the validation of the final images in collaboration with the CG supervisor;
  • Respect the producers and customers instructions and take all the necessary means to ensure a smooth progress;
  • Ensure that all stages of production meet the artistic quality criteria requested by the client;
  • Contribute to the creation and supervision of storyboards, as needed;
  • Provide artistic direction, approve and track all material created by CGI teams, according to the approval process agreement between the studio and the client;
  • Take part, if necessary, in the staging or production of certain shots or sequences;
  • Establish, in collaboration with the client, the “look development” of one or more projects and provide artistic support to the artists;
  • Take part, as needed, in the conceptualization or creation of CGI elements;
  • Collaborate in editing animatics;
  • Participate in internal and client approval sessions

 

Qualifications and skills:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in design and concept;
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in animation production in a creative position;
  • Experience as a supervisor;
  • Experience in animation for a mature audience of young adults: series, films or video games: series, films or videogames;
  • Influences linked to the style of the project, especially Japanese culture;
  • Ability to manage many projects simultaneously;
  • Ability to communicate and convey ideas and concepts;
  • Recognized leadership;
  • Is organized and meets deadlines;
  • Knowledge of Unreal is a real ASSET;
  • Storyboard experience and traditional visual arts training are ASSETS;
  • Perfectly bilingual (French and English), both spoken and written.

 

Profile:

Focused on quality and style, you are creative, original and innovative in your methods. Passionate about your art, new technologies and animation, you are on the lookout for what’s happening elsewhere in the industry and new trends. Focused on the client’s guidelines, you are a convincing negotiator with good influence. The sense of listening developed, you have a great ability to find solutions to different issues of production and show great creativity in your management methods.

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