Toon Boom Animator - 2D Animation Series for Warner Bros.

Animation · Kilkenny , n/a
Department Animation
Employment Type Contract 40 hours per week
Minimum Experience Experienced

Lighthouse Studios is currently seeking talented and experienced Toon Boom Animators 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 2D Animator 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 Animation 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:

 

  • Study the animation style and Animation Supervisor’s brief on the objectives of each scene
  • Animate assigned number of frames as per quota per week, comprising multiple passes and approval by your Animation Supervisor/Lead and Animation Director. Please note that quota can vary depending on difficulty and complexity of the assigned scene, which will be assessed by Production and Supervisor
  • Follow instructions of Animation Supervisor/Lead and Production Manager to meet creative standard and production deadlines
  • Address any problems with the Animation Supervisor, Production Manager and Production Coordinator
  • Communicate progress of work to the Animation Supervisor, Production Manager and Production Coordinator
  • Ensure quality and style of show is consistently achieved in animation work and that all notes/retakes are added
  • Occasionally supporting junior crew members per supervisor's request
  • Follow exact procedures set by LH (i.e. file naming and storage) according to the production's guidelines
  • Attendance is required at meetings when requested by the Animation Director and Production Team
  • Address any problems with the Animation Supervisor or Animation Lead
  • Review messages on messaging systems and emails during working hours

 

This list is not exhaustive and might be complemented by reasonable and related tasks that are requested of you.

  

Key requirements:


  • Advanced knowledge in Toonboom Harmony
  • Requires to have no less than 2-5 years’ experience in Animation for television or feature film and/or a portfolio displaying the required skills
  • Experience in cut-out animation using Toon Boom rigs
  • Strong understanding of traditional 2D animation principles
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent time management skills and the ability to prioritize work
  • Attention to details and problem-solving skills
  • Experience with Shotgun
  • Be available on messaging systems and by emails during working hours
  • Must be willing to relocate to Kilkenny

  

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
    Animation
  • Employment Type
    Contract 40 hours per week
  • Minimum Experience
    Experienced