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2023 General Technical Director Intern

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10033952 Location Burbank, California, United States Business Walt Disney Animation Studios Date posted Nov. 10, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid

- This role is considered hybrid, which means the employee will work a portion of their time on-site from a Company designated location and the remainder of their time remotely.

Job Summary:

2023 General Technical Director  Intern 

The Internship Program

Have you wondered how your skills and talents could translate into the world of Animation? Our internship program dives into the craft, technology and operations behind our animated films while developing your skills and connecting you to industry mentors. You'll learn what it means to be a part of a collaborative team and how your unique talents can grow within our studio. Find yourself immersed in hands-on projects and learning guided by our artists, technologists and production leaders. 

Walt Disney Animation Studios Summer Internship Program is a 12 week paid experience designed for students studying art, animation, computer graphics, and film. The 2023 Summer Intern program begins May 2023. Please note, the safety and well-being of our teams is very important to us. We will be determining whether this program will be in-person at our Burbank, CA studio or virtual in the coming months based on government recommendations. 

The deadline for applications is January 15, 2023, 11:59 PM PST.

Am I Eligible?

  • 18 years or older

  • Enrolled in a post-high school educational program (Community College, College, University, Trade, Online School, or equivalent) and returning back to the program for at least one semester post internship. 

For our 2023 programs, we are committed to providing mentorship and development. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ production internship program provides emerging talent with an immersive view of Animation through educational seminars on craft and filmmaking, and individual and collective projects. 

The General TD  Internship

At Walt Disney Animation Studios we have a deep commitment to the philosophy that creativity inspires technology, and technology inspires creativity. Technical Directors are responsible for providing support to our artist teams in a variety of areas including writing tools to facilitate the CG animation process, acting as a liaison to software and system engineers, and front-line artist support. They function as an integral part of the artist departments they’re associated with, designing or optimizing processes and tools to best fit production needs.

Key Qualifications

  • An understanding of the production processes and pipelines of CG Animation, VFX or Video Game productions

  • An understanding of element production and shot production phases including modeling, rigging, animation, layout, look development and lighting/rendering Strong problem solving skills required

  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment, as well as providing support to members of various departments and different backgrounds

  • Experience with scripting including Python, C++ and MEL

  • Exposure to commercial graphics packages including Maya, Houdini and Global Illumination Lighting packages

  • Exposure to the Linux or Unix operating system

  • Understanding of stereoscopic concepts and production processes a plus

How to Apply:

  • Create or update your profile and apply online

  • Resume with month and year of expected graduation date (a website with the breakdown of your code / projects is a plus).

  

Deadline for applications is January 15, 2023 at 11:59 PM PST. 

 

The Walt Disney Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

About Walt Disney Animation Studios:

Combining masterful artistry and storytelling with groundbreaking technology, Walt Disney Animation Studios is a filmmaker-driven animation studio responsible for creating some of the most beloved films ever made. WDAS continues to build on its rich legacy of innovation and creativity, from the first fully-animated feature film, 1937's Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, to 2019’s Frozen 2, the biggest animated film of all time, to our 60th animated feature, Encanto, releasing November 2021. Among the studio's timeless creations are Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty, The Jungle Book, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, Frozen, Big Hero 6 and Zootopia.

About The Walt Disney Company:

The Walt Disney Company, together with its subsidiaries and affiliates, is a leading diversified international family entertainment and media enterprise with the following business segments: media networks, parks and resorts, studio entertainment, consumer products and interactive media. From humble beginnings as a cartoon studio in the 1920s to its preeminent name in the entertainment industry today, Disney proudly continues its legacy of creating world-class stories and experiences for every member of the family. Disney’s stories, characters and experiences reach consumers and guests from every corner of the globe. With operations in more than 40 countries, our employees and cast members work together to create entertainment experiences that are both universally and locally cherished.

This position is with The Secret Lab, which is part of a business we call Walt Disney Animation Studios.

The Secret Lab is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Disney fosters a business culture where ideas and decisions from all people help us grow, innovate, create the best stories and be relevant in a rapidly changing world.

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