Boulder are Hiring!

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Experienced Compositor Required

We are currently looking for experienced After Effects compositors for a high profile, long term project.

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.

please send your applications to ali@bouldermedia.tv

Congrats!

Huge congrats to Jamie, Tom and Moni who celebrated their 10th year at Boulder last Monday!

Like the cake says, here’s to the next 10 years guys!

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Experienced Production Manager Required

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Boulder Media are looking for an organised and highly motivated Production Manager to work in a busy studio of 80+ staff and deal with a fast paced project from pre-production all the way through to post.

The ideal candidate will have all the characteristics and skills detailed below and at least 2 – 3yrs experience in a Production Management role.

  • You will be required to deal with the LA pre-production studio ensuring that all episodic shipments are complete and ready for core production
  • Communicate clearly and regularly with the Producers and Directors at Boulder Media on the production status
  • Create and maintain a detailed weekly report for the production of the series and the individual departments
  • Create a Production report for the LA studio to ensure all scheduled plans sync up
  • Help to plan and troubleshoot the pipeline for the production and any delays in delivery
  • Plan with the available resources to optimise the efficiency of each department in line with the schedule
  • Ensure the production team understand the goals and deadlines of each assignment and key milestone deliveries
  • Manage the animation and asset delivery to overseas animation vendor/s and in turn their deliveries back.
  • Coordinate the execution of retakes and report on the level called and impact on core production.
  • Manage the Post Production between the LA studio and our external facilities, managing format delivery and QC repairs where necessary
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills essential.
  • Must be able to work well within a team environment, encouraging and fostering a healthy atmosphere in a pressured environment, setting achievable goals and supporting the team to hit any goals or deadlines that are set out before them.

Please apply by email to ali@bouldermedia.tv and only those with the required 2-3 years production management experience will be considered.

Production Assistant Wanted!

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Boulder Media are looking for a Production Assistant to join the team!

The role involves creating individual animation files in flash (FLA prep) and checking the durations and specifications of the files before animation can begin.

In addition to this the role requires prepping models, checking design materials and updating spread sheets

This role would suit an organised and thorough individual and although a good working knowledge of Flash is not necessary it would be an advantage. Also a good understanding of the animation pipeline would be preferable.

This exciting opportunity would suit a junior animator or someone looking to break into the animation industry and the successful candidate will benefit from working within a busy production office and gain experience across all aspects of animation production.

Please send your applications to ali@bouldermedia.tv

Current Vacancy

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Boulder Media are looking for a talented LOCATION/BACKGROUND DESIGNER for a 2D animated project.

Industry experience and knowledge of Illustrator and Photoshop is a must.

We’re looking for candidates who can show they can create locations from scratch and in a variety of styles.

If you think you have what it takes please send your applications to ali@bouldermedia.tv

Calling all Animators

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Ever wanted to animate a Ninja kicking the ass of a bunch of werewolves or maybe battling an army of mutant cheerleaders??

If so now’s your chance!

BOULDER MEDIA are looking for talented 2D animators to work on season 2 of Randy Cunningham – 9th Grade Ninja (Disney XD).

All applicants must be classically trained and while a good working knowledge of Flash is an advantage it is not a requirement.

Please email your applications along with links to your 2D specific showreels to ali@bouldermedia.tv

Boulder Needs You!

An opportunity has come up for a hard working and talented animator to join our existing crew.

Applicants must be classically trained in animation and a basic knowledge of Adobe Flash is absolutely necessary.

Please forward your application with a 2D specific showreel to ali@bouldermedia.tv

The Irish Film Festival of India

Our very own Carte de Visite gets an airing at the 2nd Irish Film Festival of India which will be launched by H. E. Feilim McLaughlin, Ambassador of Ireland to India in Delhi on April 1st at the India Habitat Centre and runs until April 4th before travelling for further screenings at the National Gallery for Modern Art, Bangalore (10-11) and The Metro Big
Cinema in Mumbai (17-18).

Following the success of the inaugural festival, entitled ‘The Writing Irish’, a celebration of the great Irish writers in film, the event returns with a focus more on the picture than the word, by presenting over 40 feature and short animated films from Ireland.

The Irish Film Festival of India’s “Drawing on our Experience” offers the Indian audience a first chance to see a varied selection of award-winning animations from the Oscar-Nominated feature The Secret of Kells to the cutting edge aesthetic of U2’s video-maker
David O’Reilly. Many of the films screened are by companies who now produce top-rated series for the biggest TV channels in the world including BBC, Disney Junior, and Nickelodeon and many do so in partnership with Indian Studios making animation a rare but clearly successful example of creative Irish-Indian collaboration.

Festival director, Marc-Ivan O’Gorman, has been working in TV & Film in India for 10 years believes animation will go down well in India, saying ‘These films will do what Irish art, indeed what Irish people do best, they will both charm and challenge.’

This event is presented by Cleverality Productions with the support of The Embassy of Ireland India,The Irish Film Institute, and Culture Ireland.

For more details on the festival and the films please visit:

Februarys Art Blog Winner

We seem to be getting later and later with the art blog deadlines, we’ll put it down to the crew being perfectionists and needing a little longer to give it that extra 10%!

Februarys “Favourite Computer Game Character” theme has got to be one of our most popular themes so far with tonnes of entries coming in which gives an insight into what the Boulder Crew are really doing in their spare time and they said the carpal tunnel was from animating, a likely story!

The votes were counted and verified and it was Sophia Dalys ode to Lara Croft that came out on top so massive congrats to Sophia!!

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For her troubles she is now the proud owner of some super sweet Morph bookends.

Our very respectable 2nd and 3rd places go to Ross Dillon and Verna Jaaskinen and if
you wanna have a look at their homages along with the rest of studios please click here:

The new art blog theme for March/April is “Animal Behaviour” so keep an eye out for new posts.