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Animator (Stop Motion)

Vancouver, Canada

Film (Short)

Starts Jan 01

Full Time

  • Title: Wheetago War
  • Job Requirements: Must be local to location (or willing to work as a local).

We would like to acknowledge that we are gathered on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples- Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) and xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam) Nations.

Spotted Fawn Productions (SFP) is an independent and Indigenous-led stop motion animation studio in Vancouver, BC., seeking extremely innovative thinkers who have experience and skills related to the multifaceted medium of stop-motion animation. SFP is starting a new production co-produced with the National Film Board of Canada titled Wheetago War- a stop motion animated short film based on a short story from Richard Van Camp and directed by Amanda Strong.

Post-apocalyptic earth is ruled by the Wheetago, the dark spirit of greed which can turn humans and animals into horned merciless monsters, waging a war against the last remaining protectors of magic.

We are seeking two experienced Stop Motion Animators for a full-time, contract position beginning in December 2021 - January 2022 until Summer 2022.

The ideal candidate must have:

- Experience in Stop Motion Animation, as an Animator or Animation Director;

- Good knowledge of a wide variety of tools & softwares;

- Experienced with ball and socket armatures and silicon puppets

- Ideally experienced with “Head Mech” Puppets; and

- Understanding of work in a high-energy, fast-paced film environment.

As part of the Animation team you will:

- Work closely with a Director, Animation Director and Director of Photography on planning, helping with set-up and shooting each shot;

- You will be required to work at the studio in Vancouver, BC;

- Work with a pre-established schedule; and

- Troubleshoot any potential setbacks.

Please apply with a resume and a demo reel, listing any relevant Stop Motion Animation experience.

We are interested in interviewing those who have proven skills, or demonstrate a commitment to enhancing their skills, and want to dedicate themselves to a project with meaning and lots of heart. Remuneration to be determined based on experience. This contract position will be paid on a semi-monthly basis.


-We are an inclusive work environment centering around Indigenous values, as our studio is led by and prioritizes hiring BIPOC and LGBTQ2S+ artists.

-We value ethical work practices: On Screen Protocols & Pathways: A Media Production Guide to Working with First Nations, Metis, and Inuit Communities, Cultures, Concepts & Stories.

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