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Copernicus Studios

Halifax, Nova Scotia - Canada
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2D FX Animator


Copernicus Studios is currently seeking dynamic individuals to be Special Effects (FX) Animators at one of our studios in beautiful downtown Halifax.

This is a new high-quality animated series using a combination of character builds coupled with strong hand drawn posing and traditional animation elements.

Working within a small team of other animators, the FX Animator will produce all FX animation within the provided scenes. Utilizing any reference given from the design packs and following the timing from the animatic, the artist creates the FX in the style established in the series.

FX includes water, fire, smoke, dust, debris, electrical, lighting and all other aspects of effects design and animation.

This position is deadline-driven and dependent on meeting the quality standards as set by the client.


1.     Previous experience with Toonboom Harmony is an asset but not a necessity.

2.     Must have 2D FX animation experience for television, and/or an ass-kicking demo reel.

3.     An impeccable understanding of the animation principles; highly developed drawing skills.

4.     Strong understanding of motion, weight, emotion, and acting, with an emphasis on clear storytelling.

5.     Strong work ethic, communication skills and a good team player.

6.     Ability to work under pressure and meet production deadlines.

7.     Must be willing to work on-site, here in Halifax.


For tax credit purposes – Canadian Citizens or Permanent Residents of Canada are preferred.

When filling out the application, please select "other" for the position you are interested in and specify "FX" in the notes.

Live, work and play in Halifax, Nova Scotia –

Only eligible candidates will be contacted

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