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Flickerpix Company Placement Trainee


Flickerpix is a creatively driven animation studio located in the seaside town of Holywood, just outside Belfast. Creating 2D, 3D and stop-motion animations with an emphasis on heart and humour Flickerpix offer a one-stop shop from concept origination to delivery, including script writing, character design, storyboarding, music design, animation and post-production. Flickerpix is part of the Waddell Media group, one of Ireland’s largest television production companies.

Flickerpix is currently looking to recruit a Junior 2D artist to join its team for a variety of exciting upcoming productions. The candidate must have strong drawing and design skills and be able to demonstrate a strong creative vision.

This is a paid placement (RLW) which will provide the opportunity for one successful applicant to experience an insight into working in a creatively driven animation studio based in Northern Ireland.

Responsibilities
Fulfilling several roles within a 2D pipeline, particularly storyboarding, background and character development and creation. Some animation duties if the candidate has the skillset. The candidate will need to work well as part of a team to deliver assets for animations on time and to a high standard.

Essential Criteria:

  • Qualification in an animation/illustration related course.
  • Knowledge of the Adobe Creative Suite
  • The ability to demonstrate excellent drawing skills, including background and character art.
  • Excellent understanding of lighting, tone, and composition.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and organisation skills.

Desirable Criteria:

  • Motion Graphics/After Effects Experience

How do I apply?

To apply to the Company Placement Trainee position, applicants must apply via the online application. You can access our online application system here. Please note, if this is your first time applying for a role via our online application system, you will be prompted to create a profile. Once registered, the system will retain your information for any future roles you apply for.

How do I obtain application details?

It is preferable that all applications are completed via our online portal. However, should you require an application form in an alternative format, please contact Human Resources via email: [email protected] or on 028 90 232444. CV’s will not be accepted.

Deadline for applications: Noon on Friday 22nd October 2021

PLEASE NOTE: Under no circumstances will applications be accepted after this deadline.

NB: Due to the high volume of applications Northern Ireland Screen receive, unfortunately we are unable to offer individual feedback to unsuccessful applicants.

It’s important to us that our employees reflect our wide and diverse audience and create an environment that celebrates difference and the things that makes us all unique.

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their sex; religious or similar philosophical belief; political opinion; race; age; sexual orientation; or, whether they are married or are in a civil partnership; or, whether they are disabled; or whether they have undergone, are undergoing or intend to undergo gender reassignment.

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