More than 3 years experience
25-Oct-2017 00:00 AM
20-Nov-2017 00:00 AM
COMPANY NAME : Boulder Media
Boulder Media is an Irish animation company based in Dublin. The company was established in 2000 and since then we have gone on to become one of Ireland’s largest animation studios. In 2016 Boulder Media was acquired by Hasbro Inc. As part of Hasbro Entertainment, Boulder Media is building a new feature animation division. We have attracted high profile projects from across the globe and working with leading broadcasters such as Cartoon Network US (Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends), Nickelodeon (El Tigre), the BBC (Funky Fables), and most recently a commission from Disney Europe to produce their first original feature Randy Cunningham: Ninth Grade Ninja. Throughout all of these larger productions, we have still found time to produce almost a dozen pilots for Disney, Film Roman and the BBC. As well as nurturing our own talented crew by investing in many in-house short films, which have gone on to be screened at film festivals around the world. In 2007 our Creative Director, Robert Cullen; was nominated for an Emmy for his work on Foster’s Home for Imaginary Friends. And in 2008 one of our animators, Monica Kennedy; was nominated for an ANNIE (the Oscars for animation), for Outstanding Character Animation in a TV Series for El Tigre. The Amazing World of Gumball, co-produced by Boulder Media, has been a huge success story with nominations at The Broadcast Awards, The IFTAs and most recently The RTS Awards. In addition to our nominations we have been lucky enough to scoop up wins with Gumball for Animation and Writing at the 2011 British Academy Children's Awards, Best Animated Television Production – Children at the 39th Annual Annie Awards, Best Animated Series, Best Animation 2012 and Viewer’s Choice Best Kids Programme 2012 at the Kidscreen Awards 2012, Best Children’s Series and The Children’s Choice Award in the British Animation Awards 2012 and most recently the Pulcinella Award for Best TV Series for Kids at the Cartoons by the Bay Awards.
FX TD As part of Hasbro Entertainment, Boulder Media is building a new feature animation division. We are excited to offer a talented FX TD the opportunity to join our very successful and established animation studio as we expand into a new area. We will be producing the first CG theatrical feature film made entirely in Ireland. The movie is based on a very well-known Hasbro property and we can’t wait to bring it to the big screen for the first time. The candidate needs to be proficient in either Houdini or Maya but experience in both programs a big bonus. You will be in charge of creating pipeline tools to ensure the FX Department is structured and efficient. The FX TD will work closely with the FX Dept Lead,CG supervisor and the pipeline team to create a world class FX dept. If this sounds like you, please apply! This is a great opportunity to be a founding member of our team. Responsibilities: • Setting up and maintaining a Digital Asset Library structure and tools, (Houdini and Maya). • Develop and implement Houdini and Maya pipeline tools. • Developing Houdini and Maya publishing tools. (FX Assets, FX Shots and Set FX). • Developing the FX Department pipeline for efficiency and productivity. • Continuously developing the Departments pipeline structure. • Maintaining a strong support system for FX Artists. • Create Documentation of all tools and procedures. • Test new software and their adaptability. • Make sure Digital Assets are production friendly and efficient. • Develop reusable Digital FX Assets. • Work closely with the FX Department Lead, Art Director and CG Sup to make sure the visual style of FX Assets is consistent and keeping in the style of the project. Person Specification: • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in a similar role. • Advanced knowledge of Python programming. • knowledge of C/C++ programming language is a plus. • Must have experience of pipeline workflow for animated Feature film. • Experience with Linux systems. • Experience exporting and importing files between Houdini and Maya a big plus. • A deep knowledge in caching formats a plus. • Candidate must be proactive and work well in a team environment.