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.
Boulder is looking to hire an experienced Lead Previz and Layout artist to help set up the department and work on a CG feature film. The Lead Previz and Layout Artists primary function is to create high quality staging, blocking and camera work, as well as to provide direction and leadership to other Previz and Layout Artists working on the movie. Responsibilities: • Creation of proxy assets for 3d previz. • Translation of storyboards and animatics into 3d previz. • Staging, blocking and camera work in 3d layout. • Finessing of cameras at animation stage where required. • Maintaining consistent quality, style and continuity, both visually and technically throughout the project. • The Lead Previz and Layout Artist has extra responsibilities per project including : Review and feedback on the work of the previz and layout team working on the project Set tasks for the team Quality controlling output on the project Work with pipeline to develop tools and processes Person Specification: • Must have 5years + experience in similar role on high end TV or feature films. • Thorough knowledge of Autodesk Maya is essential. • Good communication skills and ability to work interactively with production and other departments to solve production challenges. • Strong understanding of cinematography, with a keen eye for staging and composition. • Experience working with shotgun or similar tracking software • Proven Lead experience within a team.