Boulder Media Hiring 3D Character Designer on Transformers Project

Boulder Media Hiring 3D Character Designer on Transformers Project

Sunday, September 3rd, 2017 7:01am CDT

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From Boulder Media, the studio that Hasbro is using to animate Rescue Bots Academy, Cyberverse, and the untitled animated Cybertron-based prequel, we have news of another opening as Character Designer - possible with 3D experience - for one of their Transformers projects! If this is something of interest to you, make sure to read the specs below, and head here to apply!

Boulder Media are looking to hire Character Designers to join our Transformers Production.

Responsibilities include:

Complete all rough, revised and final designs necessary within assigned deadlines.
Model packs will include turnaround model sheets, action and acting pose sheets, expression model sheets, hand charts, mouth and eye charts.
Clean up, colour models, special shadow and texture indications.
Design incidental characters.
Follow direction and address notes provided by the Art Director.
Meet all deadlines as determined by the Art Director or Director.

Person Specification:

Character design experience and/ or training on a similar show; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge of or willingness to learn applicable design software and hardware.
An excellent understanding of whole animation production process.
Knowledge of Photoshop.
Strong knowledge of colour, lighting and construction/ mechanical skills.
Knowledge of 3D modeling is a PLUS.
Must demonstrate proficiency in style of show.
Exceptional drawing skills.
Excellent communication skills.
Task driven, self-motivated and proactive.
Must be open to direction.
Ability to work collaboratively with multiple tasks in a fast-paced production.

This role is only open to applicants willing to relocate to Ireland if required and all applicants must be eligible to work within EEA.

Boulder Media is an equal opportunities employer.

Credit(s): Boulder Media


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Re: Boulder Media Hiring 3D Character Designer on Transformers Project (1916395)
Posted by Stuartmaximus on October 14th, 2017 @ 5:49am CDT
Btw speaking of Cyberverse...are you sure that they can use that title? coz won't some people get confused into thinking..."ah...right...are they bringing those things out again?(if not for the new show...at least for the toyline)
http://tfwiki.net/wiki/Cyberverse_(toyline)
Re: Boulder Media Hiring 3D Character Designer on Transformers Project (1916420)
Posted by Kurona on October 14th, 2017 @ 8:56am CDT
If they cared about that we wouldn't have a billion things called "Robots in Disguise".
Re: Boulder Media Hiring 3D Character Designer on Transformers Project (1916474)
Posted by Sabrblade on October 14th, 2017 @ 2:09pm CDT
First look at the Cyberverse cartoon - http://comicbook.com/2017/10/14/transformers-cyberverse-animated-first-look/

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Bumblebee is in the spotlight in Hasbro's new Transformers: Cyberverse animated series, and we've got your first look!

Cyberverse will star Bumblebee and his best friend Windblade, but the storyline will feature other popular Transformers as well. As you can see in the first image from the show, the art style and overall design is much more of a Generation 1 throwback than its predecessor Robots in Disguise, but this show carries over the Bumblebee focus.

Hasbro revealed the show's official synopsis, which you can find below.

“Bumblebee is on a critical mission where lives are at stake! Only, he can’t remember what it is? It’s a good thing his best friend Windblade has found him to help repair his damaged memory chips. With each recovered memory, Bumblebee rediscovers his past adventures on Cybertron before coming to Earth. He relives fun moments when he played Cybertronian sports with his friends, and even tragic ones that would change his life. His past will shape him into becoming the hero we know today."

Of course, it wouldn't be a Transformers show without Decepticons, and they will be returning in force for Transformers: Cyberverse.

"As each memory is repaired, another clue comes to light that will lead them both to complete their shared mission to save their friends and Earth… however, the Decepticons are hot on their heels and time is running out.”

Bumblebee and Windblade will be the primary Autobots, but you can also see Optimus Prime in the first artwork from the show. It's unclear whether his appearance (and those of other Autobots) will be restricted to just flashbacks, or if they will be joining Bumblebee's journey during the show.

The memory fragments narrative also gives the team a chance to feature classic Transformers stories if they so choose, and the Chapter format could lead the series to feature other eras as well.

Transformers: Cyberverse is being developed by Hasbro and Boulder Media Studios, and will hit television sometime in 2018.

You can find the first image from the show in the gallery.


Knee-jerk "kiddie" complaints in 4... 3... 2... >:oP
Re: Boulder Media Hiring 3D Character Designer on Transformers Project (1916477)
Posted by Deadput on October 14th, 2017 @ 2:22pm CDT
I really only have two complaints about the show so far.

1: Where the hell Is Windblade's vehicle kibble? How does she even transform? That design is completly horrible when it comes to "Transformer" designs!

2: There seems to be a lack of focus on the Decepticons so far I really hope they don't end up like Prime and Rid's Decepticons being minor generically evil goons.

3: This isn't a complaint but I really really hope there are more main characters in that cast besides the 3 we have been shown so far.

For those who think it looks too simple so far remember when Rid was first revealed compared to the final show?

Look at Sideswipe for example and how the show render looks "better" then that concept image.

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Re: Boulder Media Hiring 3D Character Designer on Transformers Project (1916482)
Posted by Deadput on October 14th, 2017 @ 2:32pm CDT
Sabrblade wrote:Knee-jerk "kiddie" complaints in 4... 3... 2... >:oP


In an ideal world I would hope that they would one day realize that Transformers is a children's franchise with said children being their number 1 priority always and that the brand has moved on past them in these last 30 something years.

But this is reality their just going to be ignorant and complain like something will happen if they do.
Re: Boulder Media Hiring 3D Character Designer on Transformers Project (1916509)
Posted by D-Maximal_Primal on October 14th, 2017 @ 4:01pm CDT
Comicbook.com has given us a new update on the upcoming Transformers: Cyberverse cartoon, in the form of a new interview and a first image! The interview states that the new series will once again focus on Bumblebee, but this time Windblade will be his main compatriot for the series. The series will deal with Bumblebee recovering lost memories of his past. You can read some snippets from the interview below, and view the first look image!

Cyberverse will star Bumblebee and his best friend Windblade, but the storyline will feature other popular Transformers as well. As you can see in the first image from the show, the art style and overall design is much more of a Generation 1 throwback than its predecessor Robots in Disguise, but this show carries over the Bumblebee focus.

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Of course, it wouldn't be a Transformers show without Decepticons, and they will be returning in force for Transformers: Cyberverse.

"As each memory is repaired, another clue comes to light that will lead them both to complete their shared mission to save their friends and Earth… however, the Decepticons are hot on their heels and time is running out.


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Re: Boulder Media Hiring 3D Character Designer on Transformers Project (1916510)
Posted by Kurona on October 14th, 2017 @ 4:17pm CDT
Woo, more Windblade!

... bleh, more focus on Bumblebee. In retrospect it should have been obvious; even if Cyberverse's focus eventually moves away from him, it was probably gonna happen initially in 2018. Something to do with him getting a live-action movie by Wollyhood or something like that; not sure if you guys have heard :lol:
Re: Boulder Media Hiring 3D Character Designer on Transformers Project (1916513)
Posted by TulioDude on October 14th, 2017 @ 4:34pm CDT
Bumblebee's BEST FRIEND Windblade

I wonder how that will play out.Is this still in the same Aligned continuity?The designs look like simplified IDW versions.

I'm interested.Waiting for the trailer!
Re: Boulder Media Hiring 3D Character Designer on Transformers Project (1916516)
Posted by Quantum Surge on October 14th, 2017 @ 4:44pm CDT
Artstyle has a nice mix between Animated, RID15, Rescue Bots, and even IDW (when it goes cutesy, that is). Still want to see how the show turns out, and hopefully we can get more references beyond G1 or anything more recent (bring in RID Scourge and less organic Dinobot!)
Re: Boulder Media Hiring 3D Character Designer on Transformers Project (1916519)
Posted by Deadput on October 14th, 2017 @ 4:47pm CDT
TulioDude wrote:
Bumblebee's BEST FRIEND Windblade

I wonder how that will play out.Is this still in the same Aligned continuity?The designs look like simplified IDW versions.

I'm interested.Waiting for the trailer!


The Aligned continuity failed and crashed hard and based on the description it's a new universe.

It's not going to be IDW either since Cyberverse seems to be a simplified fresh start which also means don't expect anything outstanding compared to the past it will be the standard kids show and nothing deep or remotely interesting.
Re: Boulder Media Hiring 3D Character Designer on Transformers Project (1916520)
Posted by Deadput on October 14th, 2017 @ 4:49pm CDT
Quantum Surge wrote:Artstyle has a nice mix between Animated, RID15, Rescue Bots, and even IDW (when it goes cutesy, that is). Still want to see how the show turns out, and hopefully we can get more references beyond G1 or anything more recent (bring in RID Scourge and less organic Dinobot!)


Forget about it the current team at Hasbro is only G1 fan boys and are not interested in any other series besides adapting Beast Wars to G1 style as the POTP Optimus Primal would like to remind you.
Re: Boulder Media Hiring 3D Character Designer on Transformers Project (1916522)
Posted by TulioDude on October 14th, 2017 @ 4:58pm CDT
Deadput wrote:
Quantum Surge wrote:Artstyle has a nice mix between Animated, RID15, Rescue Bots, and even IDW (when it goes cutesy, that is). Still want to see how the show turns out, and hopefully we can get more references beyond G1 or anything more recent (bring in RID Scourge and less organic Dinobot!)


Forget about it the current team at Hasbro is only G1 fan boys and are not interested in any other series besides adapting Beast Wars to G1 style as the POTP Optimus Primal would like to remind you.


One day Armada will get the love it deservers :x
Re: Boulder Media Hiring 3D Character Designer on Transformers Project (1916526)
Posted by Prowl4 on October 14th, 2017 @ 5:05pm CDT
Windblade being forced into more media. Awful.
Re: Boulder Media Hiring 3D Character Designer on Transformers Project (1916528)
Posted by Delicon on October 14th, 2017 @ 5:07pm CDT
This doesn't look like a G1 throwback artistically at all, at least not original G1 style.
Re: Boulder Media Hiring 3D Character Designer on Transformers Project (1916532)
Posted by The Lonely Cracker on October 14th, 2017 @ 5:24pm CDT
Absolutely not. Just, fuck no. I was initially excited for this, but now I see I misplaced my hope. Looks like cancer and the story is AIDS. You have failed me, Hasbro, you have failed me.
Re: Boulder Media Hiring 3D Character Designer on Transformers Project (1916534)
Posted by Microraptor on October 14th, 2017 @ 5:33pm CDT
I'm down. Love me some Bumblebee.
Re: Boulder Media Hiring 3D Character Designer on Transformers Project (1916535)
Posted by Graviton on October 14th, 2017 @ 5:41pm CDT
Ruined Forever! Just kidding, not a fan of the art style, but I am keeping an open mind. Although Windblade seems to becoming a Mary Sue.
Re: Boulder Media Hiring 3D Character Designer on Transformers Project (1916537)
Posted by dragons on October 14th, 2017 @ 5:42pm CDT
It have that rid animated art style
Re: Boulder Media Hiring 3D Character Designer on Transformers Project (1916538)
Posted by Graviton on October 14th, 2017 @ 5:44pm CDT
D R E W wrote:Absolutely not. Just, **** no. I was initially excited for this, but now I see I misplaced my hope. Looks like cancer and the story is AIDS. You have failed me, Hasbro, you have failed me.
Don't judge it yet, it may be like how animated turned out.
Re: Boulder Media Hiring 3D Character Designer on Transformers Project (1916539)
Posted by Burn on October 14th, 2017 @ 5:47pm CDT
Deadput wrote:
Sabrblade wrote:Knee-jerk "kiddie" complaints in 4... 3... 2... >:oP


In an ideal world I would hope that they would one day realize that Transformers is a children's franchise with said children being their number 1 priority always and that the brand has moved on past them in these last 30 something years.

But this is reality their just going to be ignorant and complain like something will happen if they do.

Ignorant? IGNORANT? No, not this time. You don't get to sit there and call others ignorant like you're some fucking elitist above everyone else.

This premise sounds like CRAP. And yes, it sounds "kiddie". Anyone want to denigrate me for that? FUCKING GO FOR IT!

Because here's the thing, Deadput, and anyone else who wants to have a go, previous series in the past have shown that they can make TF cartoons that appeal to both children AND adults.

You know who is ignorant? Hasbro. Hasbro for developing cartoons that they dumb down because they think kids can't handle stories that are a little more "grown up".

Actually, it's not ignorant, IT'S INSULTING!

Rescue Bots ... here was a show primarily aimed at young kids, but adults could still enjoy it.

On the flip side, Robots in Disguise was aimed at younger kids, and it started off great, but has progressively gotten dumber to the point that it's insulting to its intended audience.

But hey, you want to sit up there on your high horse branding people ignorant because someone dislikes this premise? Go right ahead, its what I've come to expect from you.

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