Animation Director – 3D

  • Contract
  • Dublin
  • Posted 2 months ago

Boulder Media

For the last sixteen years Boulder Media has been producing award winning shows. It currently employs over 150 people making Boulder one of Ireland’s largest animation studios.




The Animation Director will be responsible for establishing key character animation and an animation bible for Boulder Media’s 3D feature production.

Responsibilities include:

  • Establishing key character animation and an animation bible for the entire production with the Lead Animator and Director.
  • To ensure the high standard of animation is maintained throughout the production.
  • Review animation passes and write notes and responses to push animation to the desired standard.
  • Work with the Lead Rigger to develop an intuitive and responsive rig for each character.
  • Approve Blend Shapes and Morphs for facial expressions.
  • Work closely with the Director to understand overall storytelling and humour of the production.
  • Work closely with the animation teams to maintain standards and retakes numbers as production proceeds.
  • Manage department workflow effectively and give accurate assessments of the workload, ensuring the timely delivery of final animated episodes.
  • Must work under pressure of tight deadlines and problem-solve issues as they arise.
  • Troubleshoot technical and managerial issues in relation to the Animation dept.
  • Communicate with Production Manager and other Department Leads on departmental status.
  • Support Production Manager in recruiting animation staff as required.


Person Specification:


  • 3-5 years CG experience, ideally within feature films
  • Previous experience as an Animation Lead strongly preferable
  • Must have 3D animation experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work well in a team environment
  • Self-motivated with ability to prioritize and attention to detail


The ideal candidate will be/have

  • A strong Leader
  • A team player
  • Technically  skilled
  • Strong problem-solving skills and attention to detail.
  • Self-motivated and proactive
  • Open to direction


To Apply: If you think you fit the description above please forward your CV, cover letter and links to your demo reel/portfolio/website to remembering to put “Animation Director 3D Feature” in the subject line.

This role is only open to applicants willing to relocate to Ireland if required and all applicants must be eligible to work within EEA.

This company is an equal opportunities employer.

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