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



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

Experienced 3D Animators Wanted







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

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