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Story Artist

Apply Now Apply Later Job ID a0K4A00000jFiYhUAK Location Burbank, California, United States Business Walt Disney Animation Studios Date posted Aug. 09, 2019

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Story Artist
Walt Disney Animation Studios first developed the craft of storyboarding in the 1930s to explore ideas and bring them to visual life. Over 90 years later, we still value the power of a well-crafted story and strive to knock our audience’s socks off with every film.
We’re currently looking for a few good Story Artists to join us in our long-running legacy of touching audiences worldwide through a diverse array of memorable characters and emotional stories.
Come work with a passionate team who push and inspire each other to solve creative problems and support each other’s craft to be all that it can be. The funnier and more inventive you are, all the better because we’re not just looking for dynamo artists, but original filmmakers with a mind for character, ready to roll up their sleeves and invest their boards with an abundance of entertainment. We encourage all our artists to contribute to the creative decision making in our story rooms, so if you have a point of view, all the better—we want you to express yourself artistically and personally help shape our films! If this sounds like the studio experience you’ve been waiting for, then keep on reading!

To apply for this position you must upload a resume and a portfolio consisting of continuity sequences of your storyboard work. If submitting a portfolio, it should be formatted as a multipage PDF file so that each board is its own page so we can click through your sequences board by board. If submitting an animatic, it should be formatted as a .mov or .mp4 file. Animatics submitted as video-sharing links such as Youtube or Vimeo will also be accepted.
  • Collaborate directly with Directors, Heads of Story, and other artists across departments to brainstorm ideas, shape our films through visual sequences, and develop cinematography, staging, and cutting
  • A sensibility and knowledge of how to best serve the structure of a movie, from the overall theme to a single scene and an awareness of where to add emotion or humor as necessary to the story
  • Tackle story and structure problems and maximize entertainment value where needed
  • Ability to work collaboratively
  • Professional experience required, Feature Animation experience preferred
  • Ability to work digitally preferred
  • Ability to create emotion, action, and humor expressed through drawing
  • Experience on multiple Feature Films, Television Series, Comics, or Games as a Story Artist
  • Strong drawing skills with a sense of uniquely subtle character acting, design, appeal, and composition
  • Understanding of cinematic scene and dramatic structure
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience
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 Walt Disney Pictures, which is part of a business segment we call Walt Disney Animation Studios.

Walt Disney Pictures 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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