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.

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

 

The role requires checking models and design materials, updating spread sheets, accurate note taking and ensuring efficient and accurate flow of information across departments.

In addition to this you may be required to create individual animation files in Harmony and check the durations and specifications of the files before animation can begin.

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

This exciting opportunity would suit 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

Boulder are Hiring Experienced Compositors

 

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Experienced Compositor Required

We are currently looking for experienced After Effects compositors.

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

The UK Film Festival

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Brilliant news, Fresh Cut Grass snapped up the Best Animation Award at last Fridays UK Film Festival in London!! 

Go Fresh Cut Grass!!

To check out the other winners on the day click here:

Experienced Toon Boom Harmony Technical Director Required

Boulder Media are looking for an experienced Toon Boom Harmony Technical Director.

 

Duties & Responsibilities: 

. Overseeing all aspects of technical components of a t.v. series pipeline.

. Creating scripts and tools to improve productivity.

. Managing technical components of Toon Boom Harmony over multiple

pipelines.

. Responsible for asset management in Toon Boom Harmony.

 

 Job Requirements:

. 2+ years of experience in Toon Boom Harmony is required.

. Previous experience as a Pipeline Supervisor preferred.

. Expert knowledge of Toon Boom Harmony required.

 

If you have the above requirements please forward your job specific cv to ali@bouldermedia.tv