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Walt Disney Animation Studios Look Development Intern, Summer 2023

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10033018 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 Look Development Summer Internship

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 Look Development Internship

Look Development Artists focus on creating the materials, textures, and grooms that define the look of 3D characters and environments.  As a Look Development Intern you will get to learn how to create details such as the embroidery on Mirabel's clothing or the foliage in Frozen. We are looking for artists that have a great eye and exceptional critical thinking skills with regards to image deconstruction.

Reels/portfolios/demonstrated skills should include:

  • Experience manipulating materials to achieve a specific Art Direction

  • Ability to interpret and execute key aesthetic elements from visual development artwork into an asset 

  • Demonstrated ability to physically paint

  • Strong problem solving skills

  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment

  • Proficiency with Maya and Photoshop, or equivalent 3D and 2D tools

  • Knowledge of UNIX/Linux environment a plus

  • Understanding of shaders and GI Rendering a plus

How to Apply:

  • Create or update your profile and apply online

  • Resume with month and year of expected graduation date 

  • Portfolio in PDF and/or website (don’t forget to include your password, if applicable)

 

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

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 Walt Disney Pictures, which is part of a business 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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