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Previs Artist

Atomic Cartoons Inc. is an award-winning full-service animation studio located in Vancouver's busy Animation District. Since its inception over 19 years ago, Atomic Cartoons has created, produced and financed numerous animation productions for television series, commercials and music videos. Our crew is made up of over 400 of Canada’s most creative animators, directors, producers and writers, and with multiple high profile projects underway this is a great opportunity to join our team!


This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced and detail-oriented PREVIS ARTIST to join our next exciting CG production.


  • Create sequences of shots that convey the story through the application of traditional filmmaking principles in a 3D computer environment
  • Establish character blocking, camera positioning and animate camera movement
  • Collaborate with the storyboards team to create and enhance story through cinematic layout of shots
  • Work with Previs Layout Supervisor  and attend meetings to ensure layout adheres to the vision set out by the Directors
  • Meet deadlines as assigned by production management
  • Be updated and familiar with new related and relevant technologies


  • Professional experience working with Maya or other professional animation software; though all talented artists are encouraged to apply
  • Strong skills in layout, animation and cinematography
  • Ability to interpret a storyboard and excellent visual storytelling skills
  • Good understanding of character posing and lighting
  • Ability to work collaboratively, taking direction and feedback from the Supervisor as necessary
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Knowledge of television animation production pipeline an asset
  • Knowledge of modeling, lighting and texturing an asset
  • Able to legally work in Canada
  • Must be a current B.C. resident and be able to work in-house at our Vancouver studio

START DATE: January 2019


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. Please apply online through with your Resume, Cover Letter, Portfolio/Demo Reel and/or Website URL

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

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