Robert Cullen – Rising TV Star??

It appears our creative director Rob Cullen made quite an impression on RTE bosses when he debuted on Six One News last week because hes been asked
back!

Yes Rob will be a guest on this Fridays edition of Elev8 which airs on RTE 2 at 4pm.

Where next for Rob?? The Late Late Show?? Hosting obviously!!!

For anyone interested to see how Rob got on on last Fridays edition of Elev8
please use the link below:

http://www.rte.ie/player/#!v=1126069

 

The Annies 2012

Its true to say that everyone here at Boulder is extremely proud of The Amazing World of Gumball and still find it ridiculously entertaining even after 18 long months of painstaking work on it but self praise is no praise and thats why we are extra excited to announce yet more award nominations for our favourite cat and co!

The show has been awarded with a staggering 4 nominations in the prestigious 39th Annual Annie Awards 2012 which are animations highest honours and the categories are:

Best Animated Television Production – Children

Best Directing in a Television Production

Best Music in a Television Production

Best Voice Acting in a Television Production

The ceremony will be held in Royce Hall Los Angeles on the 4th of February 2012 and while we wish all the nominees the best of luck we really hope that The Amazing World of Gumball can replicate its success at the recent Childrens Baftas where we scooped awards in both nominated categories!

Good luck Gumball!

Boulder Media making News!

We’ve been very excited and proud here at Boulder Media since the news of Gumballs double Childrens Bafta win on Sunday and it seems we’re not the only ones ……

With many mentions online and articles in todays Irish Times and Irish Daily Mail plus a visit from the Six One News crew yesterday there has certainly been a buzz about Boulder!

The 2 minute segment from RTE News can be seen on RTE Player and features interviews with our very own Anne Tweedy and Robert Cullen.

Follow the links below to both the Irish Times article and Six One clip:

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2011/1129/1224308280402.html

http://www.rte.ie/news/av/2011/1128/media-3125554.html

Winning!!

 

Its been a joyful day here at Boulder Towers with the brilliant news of our double win at The Childrens Baftas last night.

The Amazing World of Gumball swept the boards with wins in both the Best Animation and Best Writer categories.

The series was the first original production by Cartoon Network Europe co-produced by Boulder Media and Dandelion Productions and in association with Studio Soi and we hope the accolades bring even more great projects to Irish shores.

Here are links to the Bafta website for interviews with the writers and creators and clips of the ceremony:
 
 
 

The Broadcast Awards 2012

The nominees for the 2012 Broadcast Awards have just been published and we are delighted to announce that The Amazing World of Gumball has been nominated in the best Childrens Programme category!

With more nominees than ever to be considered this looks to be the toughest year yet and Gumball faces stiff competition from other childrens favourites Grizzly Tales, Horrible Histories, House of Anubis, The Itch of the Golden Nit and The Sarah Jane Adventures.

 Last years winner in this category was the star studded BBC One adaptation of The Gruffalo which was produced by Magic Light Pictures in association with our Gumball cohorts Studio Soi. So heres hoping they have the winning formula to make it two in a row!

The awards will be held on the 2nd of February 2012 and with the Childrens Baftas this weekend and this brand new nomination we are finding it hard to get our work done with so many fingers crossed!

Post Production Guest Lecture in BCFE

Ed Smith here, I’m Boulders Head of Post Production.

I’ll be giving a Guest Lecture to animation students at the Irish School of Animation out in Ballyfermot on Wednesday 23rd November at 10:30 to 13:30.  This will be the third lecture I’ve done in Ballyfermot and I’m always excited for the opportunity to meet with the animation students out there, and hopefully help to solve some of their production headaches.

This time around I’ll be focusing primarily on the role pre-production plays during the course of production in general, but especially on how the pre-production process can flow into post, and (when it’s done properly) can save significant time and effort.

I’ll be giving examples of real-life production workflows that we use here in Boulder: starting from script and board, through to animatic, BG, animation, compositing and final edit.  I’m hoping this will result in students having a better overall picture of their project from the start, while at the same time giving them an easy way to show current progress to anyone who’s interested…  which is probably only going to be tutors…or their mammy maybe.

Hope to see you there.

Ed

The Amazing World of Gumball launches in Cannes

Mipcom descended on Cannes for yet another year last month.

From the 8 – 11th of October the who’s who of the tv and film production world converged on Cannes sunny shore to talk serious shop.

Officially launching at MIPJr was The Amazing World of Gumball. This is Cartoon Network Europes first original production and with a second series already commissioned and the show rating number 1 in its timeslot on Cartoon Network expect to see lots more of Gumball and Co. in the future!

And the nominees are

Yes people the 2011 Childrens Baftas will be held on the 27th November in Londons Hilton Park Lane and we are proud to announce The Amazing World of Gumball had been nominated in the Animation category!

Also nominated in this category are Grizzly Tales, Muddle Earth and Pet Squad.

Meanwhile the writers of Gumball James Lamont and Jon Foster have also been nominated for their work on the series

We wish everyone nominated the best of luck but are quite obviously rooting for Gumball, go Boulder!!

We are hiring!

We are currently looking for experienced compositors, preferably with some animation background.

Duties: Compositing 2D animation, and other elements with Photoshop BG artwork. Must be able to adapt to style of the show and deliver to the required standards while still meeting deadlines. Required Skills: Must be proficient user of Adobe After Effects. Must have good knowledge of Adobe Flash, Adobe Photoshop. Experience with Adobe Premiere preferred but not a requirement. Knowledge of Adobe Extend Script or Java script a distinct advantage.

Showreel must show ability to accurately integrate characters and VFX into their environment and must contain detailed breakdowns of scenes from raw source materials to final composite. Showreels must be available to view online or be provided as playable DVDs. DVDs should not contain menus and should just autoplay the showreel. Candidates must have at least 2 years experience in animation compositing. Preferred candidates will be required to complete a Compositing Test.

Duration of Project is for at least 14 months, with the potential to extend.

Please send applications to helen {at} bouldermedia {dot} tv