On 18 October 2018, we want to create a fantastic experience in Blackpool - Light Odyssey - to push the boundaries of light, space, and sound. The Lightpool Festival is teaming up with BBC Philharmonic to create a fully immersive indoor spectacular in the world-famous Empress Ballroom in Blackpool’s Winter Gardens.

We want to bring the Ballroom to life in 2D and 3D light animation. Live performances of Copland, Britten and Saint-Saëns will fill the air with music that invokes the sea and a sense of place, experienced anew with light, and in conversation with the Ballroom’s unparalleled grandeur. We are seeking to create a new cultural event that’s intensely live, cinematic and of the highest quality.

We are looking for up to 5 digital animators from across the UK to each create 7-minute chapters that show off the best of 3D animation. Under the steer of the Creative Director, you will bring the Ballroom to life in a way that has not been experienced before: an orchestra of animators to meet the orchestra of musicians.

About you:
- significant track-record in delivering high-quality animated works in a number of environments
- expert knowledge of a variety of 3D and 4D animation software, including Cinema 4D
- Excellent interpersonal, written and visual communication skills and a collaborative approach as part of a muiti-disciplinary and possibly international team
- share our excitement for the culture and heritage of Blackpool
- capacity to meet the timeline needs of the project and to be present in Blackpool as required (we anticipate two visits)

Application process:
We welcome applications from individuals, creative production houses and creative companies, in the UK and internationally. There is no cost to apply.

Call to Interview – 2-4 July 2018
All shortlisted entrants will be invited to meet in person or on Skype. Successful applicants will be notified by 6 July 2018, subject to completion of due diligence.

No late applications will be considered.
Light Odyssey - animator brief.pdf
Animator Brief