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.


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