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Environment Concept Painter, Tiana Long-Form Series

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 975440BR Location Burbank, California, United States Business Walt Disney Animation Studios Date posted May 05, 2022 Flex Type Hybrid Preferred, Remote Possible

Job Summary:

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. WDAS is breaking new ground in episodic storytelling, bringing theatrical quality animation to the series format for Disney+.

Join the Tiana Long-Form Series Team!

We are excited to continue the story of The Princess & The Frog in our upcoming long-form Disney+ series. Tiana follows the newly crowned Princess of Maldonia as she sets off for a grand new adventure, but a calling to her New Orleans past isn’t far behind. We are looking for passionate Environment Concept Painters to join the Tiana Series filmmaking team.

Environment Concept Painters visually explore and collaborate in the creation of animated worlds and their logic through design ideas, dramatic story moments, mood and tonal pieces, and prop and vehicle designs that all serve a film’s storytelling. Artists also prepare production-focused designs including orthographic views, breakdowns, and fully rendered paintings to provide art direction to downstream departments.

We’re looking for Environment Concept Painters who have a rich imagination, a sense of whimsy and appeal, stylistic versatility, and masterful drawing and painting skills. Expertise in design, layout and composition, color and lighting, and architectural and organic forms are key skills in breathing life into our worlds. The ability to work both traditionally and in digital media is appreciated. We welcome artists who will bring fresh and unexpected viewpoints to our filmmaking and our team. We encourage and embrace original thinking and passion.

To apply for this position you must upload a portfolio and a resume consisting of your environmental concept work.

What You’ll Do:
  • Design inspiring worlds and moments based on a director’s vision
  • Execute detailed technical paintings to expedite collaboration with other departments in the pipeline
  • Know your research and inspire through your art
  • Work collaboratively and take direction
  • Proficiency in Photoshop
  • At least 2 years of professional visual development experience required
  • Professional experience in background painting encouraged
  • Graphic design and traditional painting skills encouraged
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience
Portfolios Should Include:
  • Paintings and environment designs that demonstrate stylistic versatility, strong draftsmanship skills, and a strong understanding of storytelling, observation, mood, clarity, staging, color, lighting, perspective, and appeal
  • Paintings and drawings of narrative moments, character and environment interactions encouraged
  • Variety of environmental work including organic, architectural, interiors, and high concept
  • Observational studies
  • If any of your work is password protected, please include the password with your application (even if just included on your resume)
  • Social media accounts may be submitted as a supplement to your portfolio but should not be your primary portfolio (websites or multipage PDF files submitted via a Google drive preferred)

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. A remote opportunity may be possible for qualified candidates under certain circumstances and, if granted, the employee would work remotely on an ongoing basis.

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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