Scene Prep Artist - 2D Animation Series for Warner Bros.

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

Lighthouse Studios is currently seeking talented and experienced Scene Prep Artists to work on an exciting new show "Little Ellen" for Warner Bros.! The 2D-animated series Little Ellen finds the talk-show host exploring imaginary lands, making new friends, making mistakes and will include musical numbers as well.


As a Scene Prep Artist you will join our international crew working in a fast paced and vibrant environment while based in the beautiful medieval city of Kilkenny. You will join the existing Scene Prep team and contribute to the animation process. We look forward to working with you!

Why you should work here

Working at Lighthouse means that you are dedicated to our shared cause of producing animated content of the highest possible quality for a global audience. This means that you can rest assured that the projects you work on at Lighthouse will be ones that you can be truly proud of.

Working at Lighthouse will give you the opportunity to not only learn from some of the most talented individuals in the industry, but also discover new cultures and new ways of working. 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 and wellness benefits, regular crew parties and much more!

Key responsibilities:

  • Work very closely with the Animation Director, Animation Supervisor, Layout Supervisor and Compositing Supervisor on direction of each scene;
  • On occasion, you may need to work with the Layout & Design departments for clarification of staging;
  • You will be responsible for compositing the initial Toon Boom files for each scene from an episode to contain the most up to date scene animatic, layouts, characters and props for each scene as and when they become available from the layout and build teams;
  • Work to a schedule provided by your Supervisor/lead to manage your weekly scene count to keep the animation department fully prepped;
  • Other duties as may be required with the early compositing and scene prep;
  • Attend all meetings required by the production; 
  • Address any problems with Production Manager and Line Producer; 
  • Be available on messaging systems and by emails during working hours;
  • Must be willing to relocate to Kilkenny.


This list is not exhaustive and might be complemented by related tasks.


About Lighthouse Studios

Lighthouse Studios first burst on to the animation scene in 2017 with one promise – to always deliver the highest possible quality in visual storytelling. Since then, we have been making good on that promise, working with the likes of content giants Amazon, Netflix and Cinesite to produce world-class 2D animations for audiences across the globe.

Based in the neo-gothic Kieran’s College in medieval Kilkenny, our studio is a real melting pot of different talents, cultures and personalities. With over 150 crew members from around the world all driven towards the same goal, our creative projects are always hugely ambitious and yet fun to work on.

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