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Bardel Entertainment Animator - KELOWNA in Kelowna, British Columbia

Do you love exploring a story through expressive character movement? Do you have a good grasp of weight, timing, lip sync and posing? Are you an animator looking to be part of an exciting new project? At Bardel, our greatest asset is our people! With multiple series currently in production, we are always looking for exceptional talent to join our winning team!

We are looking for talented 3D Animators to join our Vancouver studio team. Under the direction of the Lead Animator / Director, you will conceptualize, create and execute quality animation sequences on one of our exceptional productions.

*Applicant must be willing to relocate to Kelowna for position (relocation expenses will be provided)

What you will be doing:

  • Demonstrate a broad range of 3D animation principles, animating characters and objects to meet the required direction in creating the overall look, attitude and style of the production.

  • Convey emotion through a combination of body language and facial expressions/ dialog as required by show style.

  • Work collaboratively to meet production objectives, deadlines and quotas, ensuring open communication with other managers and team members

  • Actively participate in team/department meetings

  • Mentor entry-level artists by providing them with support, guidance and instruction in areas that provide for their artistic and professional growth

    What you bring with you:

  • 3-5 Years of TV / Film production experience required

  • Has experience in feature & high quality television

  • Diploma or relevant post-secondary education

  • Possess a solid working knowledge of CG animation technologies and necessary production environments and tools

  • Proficiency in Maya is a must

  • Strong written/verbal communication skills (English)

    Extra points if you have:

  • A background in traditional hand-drawn animation, visual arts and life drawing with a solid grasp of movement and form

  • Experience with acting, live action or staging

  • Advanced technical computer animation knowledge such as dynamics, scripting and tools

    Why work at Bardel?

    We've got great people here, and for good reasons. Bardel offers a generous benefit package, regular social events and ongoing development opportunities for employees to advance their careers through work on prominent and exciting industry projects. You will collaborate with other influential, career-minded creative professionals from around the world, and have the opportunity to grow in your career.What we want to see in your application: Tell us why YOU are the person for the position and how you meet the position?s criteria. Forward us your current resume and samples of your work (eg. a link to your website or reel ? don?t hesitate to show off a little!).

    How to apply:

    Please visit our website at to apply.

    Thank You!

    We thank all applicants who express an interest in being part of the Bardel team. Unfortunately, due to the high volume of submissions received, we will only be in touch with those that are a compelling match for one of our current openings.

    *All candidates must be BC residents and entitled to work in Canada. Those candidates applying outside of the province, must be willing to relocate to BC before December 31, 2020 (for current job postings).