Ever thought of taking a Wander Over Yonder?

Boulder Media are looking for experienced Harmony animators to work on the fantastic Second Season of Wander Over Yonder!

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The ideal candidate will have the skills and characteristics listed below:

  • Proven Harmony software skills, preferably on a long form animation series
  • A strong understanding of the Harmony animation package
  • A strong grasp of the basic animation fundamentals and a great work ethic
  • Must be able to work to a weekly quota
  • Must have good creative vision and be detail orientated
  • Must be flexible, willing to learn and self-motivated
  • Be able to work within a Production Schedule
  • Must have good interpersonal skills

If you think you have the necessary skills and are interested in applying please forward your cv and cover letter to ali@bouldermedia.tv

Don’t forget to include links to your harmony specific work examples, your portfolio/reel and/or website and please remember to write “Harmony Animator” in the email subject line.

Positions Available

Boulder currently have positions available for talented 3D Lighters, 3D Animators, 3D Compositors and Harmony Animators so if you think you fit the bill and fancy a career at one of Irelands biggest and fastest growing animation companies please send your job specific applications to ali@bouldermedia.tv

Don’t forget to include links to your showreel, portfolio and/or website and write the name of the position you are applying for in the subject line of your email and good luck!

 

Experienced 3D Lighters Needed

Boulder Media are looking for experienced 3D Lighters to work on our exciting new 3D show. The successful candidate will have the following skills and characteristics:

  • Mid through to senior level experience with lighting and shading in 3D software required (Particularly 3DSmax).
  • 3D Rendering experience a strong plus (Particularly Mental Ray).
  • Comp experience is a plus, specifically Fusion.
  • Ability to perform well under tight episodic television deadlines.
  • Strong communication skills, ability to take direction and perform well as part of a team.

If you think you fit the description above please forward your cv, cover letter and links to your reel/portfolio/website to ali@bouldermedia.tv

Experienced Harmony Animators Wanted

Boulder Media are looking for experienced Harmony animators to work on one of our exciting new 2D shows.

The ideal candidate will have the skills and characteristics listed below:

  • Proven Harmony software skills, preferably on a long form animation series
  • A strong understanding of the Harmony animation package
  • A strong grasp of the basic animation fundamentals and a great work ethic
  • Must be able to work to a weekly quota
  • Must have good creative vision and be detail orientated
  • Must be flexible, willing to learn and self-motivated
  • Be able to work within a Production Schedule
  • Must have good interpersonal skills

If you think you have the necessary skills and are interested in applying please forward your cv and cover letter to ali@bouldermedia.tv

Don’t forget to include links to your harmony specific work examples, your portfolio/reel and/or website

IFTA Nominees 2015

FCG_Still_001-300x168We are delighted to announce that Fresh Cut Grass has been nominated for an IFTA and will duke it out against some stiff competition from Cartoon Saloon and Brown Bag in the Animation category!

For a full list of all this years Film and Drama nominees check out the IFTA nominees page here.

Irish Animation Awards 2015

IAAs-2015Brill news for Boulder as both Fresh Cut Grass and Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja have bagged nominations in next months inaugural Irish Animation Awards in Dingle.

Fresh Cut Grass scooped a nomination in the Best Animated Short category and Randy Cunningham in the Kids Choice Best Animated Series category.

And as if the studio isn’t excited enough one of our current animators Thomas Young and former animators Anita Gaughan have both been nominated in the Best Student Film category for their films “Daisy Chain” and “Vertical Horizons”, jaysus we’re a talented bunch!

The Awards take place on the 13th March in conjunction with the Dingle Film Festival so if you want to find out more about the nominations or all the brilliant things happening in Dingle that week check the details here:

Irish Animation Awards 2015

Dingle Film Festival 2015

Boulder are Hiring Experienced 2D and 3D Compositors

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Experienced Compositor Required

We are currently looking for experienced compositors to work on our upcoming 2D and 3D shows.

2D 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.

3D Duties:

The successful applicant will have a good working knowledge of Nuke / Fusion (Equivalent software experience will be taken into account). Must have a comprehensive understanding of 3D concepts and workflows. Must have a good knowledge of shading and lighting techniques in 3D.

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

Experienced 3D Animators Wanted

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Boulder are looking for 3D Animators to work on our exciting new 3D series.

The successful candidate will have all of the skills and characteristics listed below:

  • Proven 3DS Max / Maya software skills, preferably on a long form animation series
  • A strong grasp of the basic animation fundamentals and a great work ethic
  • Must be able to work to a weekly quota
  • Must have good creative vision and be detail orientated
  • Must be flexible, willing to learn and self-motivated
  • Be able to work within a Production Schedule
  • Must have good interpersonal skills

If you think you have the necessary skills and are interested in applying please forward your cv and cover letter to ali@bouldermedia.tv

Don’t forget to include links to your 3D specific showreel, your portfolio and/or website

Fresh Cut Grass

 

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Fresh Cut Grass had a busy week last week.

Not content with just making its German premiere at the Berlin Independent Film Festival it then popped over to Delhis NOIDA International Film Festival 2015 and promptly scooped up the Best Animation Jury prize!

Go Fresh Cut Grass!

Next stop is the Byron Bay International Film Festival in sunny Australia next month.

If you’re lucky enough to be in the Byron Bay area for the fest find a full list of what’s happening here 

Experienced Production Manager Required

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Boulder Media are looking for an organised and highly motivated Production Manager to oversee a team of 40+ on an exciting and fast paced project.

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
  • Manage overall production schedule including interdepartmental workflow and monitor / oversee department schedules and priorities
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A good working knowledge of the Harmony animation pipeline is not necessary but would be a distinct advantage when applying

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