Animation Supervisor - 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 Animation Supervisors 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 Animation Supervisor 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:


  • Brief and liaise with the assigned animators on the production of their scenes, and ensure the Director’s wishes are carried out to the best ability of the animator
  • Answer questions and give the team notes on scenes to maximize their abilities and time available for scenes
  • Help each animator adhere to their assigned quotas
  • Ensure prompt delivery of the animation scenes to a high quality in a reasonable time agreed to in the schedule
  • Work under the supervision of the Animation Director and Production Manager
  • Deliver technically clearly named and well layered scenes to the compositing department following established protocols
  • Follow production deadlines for the delivery of animation stages
  • Assist the Animation Director in maintaining the look of the show
  • Lead departmental reviews as required
  • Assist Animation Director in approving scenes as needed
  • Work along the Build & Rig Supervisor on testing rigs and making sure they are suited for the animation team during the time of the production
  • Work with the Production Team on scene assignments and breakdowns of animation quotas as needed Report to the Production Manager and Line Producer as needed, informing them of any possible delays in the animation production
  • 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 experience within a similar role
  • 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 is considered a plus


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
  • Employment Type
    Contract 40 hours per week
  • Minimum Experience