Boulder are Hiring Experienced Compositors



Experienced Compositor Required

We are currently looking for experienced After Effects compositors.


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

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


. 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

The Animation Art Show 2014

A huge shout out to our very charitable friends at the Animation Art Show who raised a whopping €20,600 from this years auction!!

Half the money raised went to each of its very deserving recipients the ISPCC and The Jack and Jill Foundation.

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The ISPCC provide an invaluable service to vulnerable children in Ireland but this service is in a state of crisis and urgently needs your help.

Due to a lack of funding Childline are being forced to close its services for 5hrs a night even though nights can prove so challenging for young sufferers of abuse or mental health issues.

The charity estimates that 45,000 night time calls could go unanswered next year if it is forced to stop the service so the Childline Emergency Appeal “SaveChildline24” still desperately needs your support.

Donations can be made online by clicking here or by texting CHILDLINE to 57911 (texts cost €4 and a minimum of €3.20 will go directly to Childline)


The Jack and Jill Foundation will see 600 hours of care for a sick child with a qualified Jack and Jill nurse from the money raised by the auction and unfortunately there are many children in need of this care.

Please take a moment to have a look at their website here to find out more about the great work they do.

Both are such worthy causes that need our continued help and support so for other ways to donate or raise money please check out their websites.

Getting Inspired

A huge thank you to the guys at Rehabcare Bray who left their recent visit to Boulder all inspired and created and sent us these awesome pictures!

Thanks a million and keep up the good work!


Delhi Shorts International Film Festival 2014




Happy Fresh Cut Grass news as the little beauty scooped up the “Best Animation” award at last Saturdays 3rd Annual Delhi Shorts International Film Festival!

The film will continue it’s mini globe trot with an appearance at The UK Film Festival taking place in Shoreditch London from the 17th to 21st November.

The Fresh Cut Grass screening takes place on Thursday the 20th at the Electric Cinema Shoreditch but details of all the other screenings can be found here.

Then like a true jetsetter it heads back Stateside for an appearance at the 23rd Annual St Louis International Film Festival on Sunday the 23rd November, click here to see what else is happening in St Louis for the fest.

Fingers crossed the film does well and gains a few new international fans!

Oscar Buzz

The Academy have announced the 10 animated shorts long listed from 58 qualifying films to advance on to the voting process for the 87th Academy Awards.
We are over the moon to report that one of those films belongs to our own Alan Holly (Maps and Plans)!!
We would like to wish Alan the absolute best of luck and hopefully we’ll see him and “Coda” making the final cut.
It is a beautiful piece so if you haven’t seen it already click here for a little snippet…
Also a big shout out to the guys over at Cartoon Saloon, who’s latest animated film “Song of the Sea” has also made it to the best animated feature shortlist.
Best of luck guys from all of us here at Boulder.

Dublin Animation Film Festival 2014


So it’s just been announced Fresh Cut Grass has been shortlisted for the “Best Irish Short Film” category in this years DAFF 2014 Awards.

The category poses some stiff competition in the shape of “Deadly” by Aidan McAteer, “The Ledge End of Phil (From Accounting)” by Cartoon Saloon and “Coda” by Boulder newbie Alan Holly (Maps and Plans).

The award ceremony takes place on Saturday the 18th October at the Pavillion Theatre Dun Laoghaire and all of the above will be eligible for the Audience Choice Award so pssssttt …… vote for us!

The Craic Fest 2014

If you’re lucky enough to be in the Long Beach area of New York later why not stop by “Wee Craic” part of the 15th Annual Craic Fest and check out Fresh Cut Grass which is getting it’s East Coast Premiere alongside loads of other brilliant Irish short films.


Season 2 kicks off!

Randy Cunningham is back Ninja fans!!

All new episodes every night this week, starting Monday September 29th on Disney XD.