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Animation Studios - CG Animation Intern, Summer 2021

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 770255BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business Walt Disney Animation Studios Date posted Dec. 18, 2020

Job Summary:

CG Animation Intern
The Internship Program


Have you wondered how your talents could translate into the world of animation? Walt Disney Animation Studios' Internship Program immerses you within the artistry, technology, and teams behind animated films like Frozen 2, Moana, and Zootopia. Through hands-on mentorship, seminars, craft development and team projects, discover how you can be a part of a studio that has created timeless stories that have touched generations.

Walt Disney Animation Studios Summer Internship Program is a 12 week paid experience designed for students studying art, animation, computer graphics, and film. The 2021 Summer Intern program begins May 2021. 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 24, 2021 at 11:59 PM PST.

The CG Animation Internship
CG Animators are responsible for bringing characters to life. This program is intended to provide you an immersive look into this creative process while pairing you with mentors from our talented Animation department. As an animation intern applicant, your animation reel should demonstrate a good understanding of acting and animation principles such as timing, clear staging, squash and stretch, anticipation and follow-through, and secondary action.

To apply for this position you must upload a resume and a reel with a reel breakdown.

Reel/portfolio requirements:
  • Acting, Acting, Acting! A reel should consist of a broad range of acting exercises: Pantomime, Dialogue, Walk Cycle, Weight
  • Focus on different styles of emoting: Subtle to broad moments, Comedic to dramatic
  • Reels should also focus on a diversity of character personalities to create entertaining and emotionally driven believable performances
  • Maya/3d software preferred
  • Traditional animation skills a plus
Am I Eligible?
  • 18 years or older
  • Enrolled in a post-high school educational program (Community College, College, University, Trade, Online School, or equivalent)
We are committed to providing mentorship and development to emerging talent. We encourage all eligible applicants to apply, including those individuals whose backgrounds are currently underrepresented in the field of Animation, inclusive of race, ethnicity, class, gender identity or expression, ability, and sexual orientation.

How to Apply:
  • Create or update your profile and apply online
  • Resume with month and year of expected graduation date
Deadline for applications is January 24, 2021 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. Located in Burbank, 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 2013's Academy Award®-winning Frozen, the biggest animated film of all time. Among the studio's timeless creations are Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty, The Jungle Book, The Little Mermaid, The Lion King, 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 segment 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, protected veteran status or any other basis prohibited by federal, state or local law. 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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