Experienced Scene Prep Artist

Scene Prep & Planning · Kilkenny , n/a
Department Scene Prep & Planning
Employment Type Contract 40 hours per week
Minimum Experience Experienced


At Lighthouse Studios, our six core values, pride, passion, persistence, playfulness, poise and people-focus, underpin everything we do and provide guidance for us as we grow and learn. We are always looking for like-minded crew to join us on our mission to elicit joy, illuminate shared experiences and inspire global audiences.  


We are now on the hunt for an experienced & talented scene prep artist who will join the scene prep team based in Kilkenny, Ireland.


About the role: The role of the scene prep artist is to work closely with your supervisor to prepare the Toon Boom Harmony scenes for animation, as well as troubleshoot any issues that may arise during the production.


Key responsibilities:

  • Assume responsibility for the technical performance of Toon Boom Harmony scene files
  • Set up and prepare Harmony scene files for production, working to an assigned schedule and weekly output quota
  • Collaborate with all other departments (builds & rigging, background, animation, lighting & FX, compositing) under the supervision of the technical director
  • Attend team meetings relating to identifying and resolving technical issues with shot files
  • Other duties as may be required with the early compositing and scene prep
  • Address any problems with supervisor and production manager

General responsibilities:

  • Attend workshops and studio/project meetings as required for effective execution of role
  • Remain informed and updated on industry/sector developments
  • Ensure availability on messaging systems and email during work hours
  • Build and maintain positive and constructive working relationships with colleagues and partners
  • Treat colleagues and partners with dignity and respect
  • Be an advocate of the studio’s diversity and inclusivity ethos  
  • Follow all rules and regulations of employment, as outlined in the crew handbook
  • Live by Lighthouse Studios’ core values: Pride, Passion, Persistence, Poise, People-focus and Playfulness

This above is not exhaustive and from time to time you may be asked to carry out other tasks.


Key requirements:

  • At least 2 years of experience working as a scene prep artist
  • Expert knowledge in Toon Boom Harmony Premium is essential
  • Basics knowledge of Photoshop
  • Be driven and able to work effectively on an independent basis
  • Fluent in English
  • Ability to communicate well in a fast-paced and creative environment
  • Must possess excellent time management skills with the utmost respect for deadlines
  • Must be willing to relocate to Kilkenny


What it’s like to work at Lighthouse Studios  

When you join Lighthouse Studios, you will be joining a diverse and multicultural crew in the beautiful neo-Gothic building of Kieran’s College, based in the heart of medieval Kilkenny. And when we say multicultural, we mean it – our crew is currently represented by over 25 different nationalities.  

The studio is a hub of talent and is constantly buzzing with creativity. Working here will not only give you the opportunity to work on productions for content giants such as Amazon, Netflix and Warner Bros., but also to learn from some of the most talented individuals in the industry, your fellow crew members. 


In addition to learning from your colleagues, you also have the opportunity to partake in our in-house learning and development programme, so you can be sure that your time at Lighthouse will be beneficial for you - not only now but for years to come. Of course, we also have many other benefits such as a pension plan, employee assistance programme, health benefits, regular crew parties and much more!  


If that sounds like the kind of place you’d like to work then what are you waiting for? Apply now! 


We are an equal opportunities employer. Diversity and inclusion are core to who we are, and we recognise the great value each one of us brings to the team. If you require an accommodation to participate in the hiring process, please email HR@lighthousestudios.ie and we will be happy to accommodate you as best we can. 


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  • Location
    Kilkenny , n/a
  • Department
    Scene Prep & Planning
  • Employment Type
    Contract 40 hours per week
  • Minimum Experience