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Walt Disney Animation Studios Studio Tools Intern, Summer 2023

Apply NowApply Later Job ID 10022334 Location Burbank, California, United States Business Walt Disney Animation Studios Date posted Sep. 19, 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:

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.

Am I Eligible?

  • At the time of application, must be enrolled in an accredited college/university, taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Disney Professional Internship

  • Must be at least 18 years of age

  • Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program

  • Must possess unrestricted work authorization

  • Must provide full work availability

  • Program Length: The approximate dates of this internship are May/June - August/September 2023

  • Interns must be fully available for the duration of a 12-week assignment

  • Please note that the safety and well-being of our teams is very important to us. Based on government recommendations, we will determine whether this program will be in-person at our Burbank, CA studio or virtual in the coming months.

For our 2023 programs, we are committed to providing mentorship and development. Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Internship Program provides emerging talent with an immersive view of animation through educational seminars on craft and filmmaking, reinforced by individual and technical projects.

Job Summary

As part of a small team that is focused on Playback and Media tools, you will be integrated into the team and work alongside the current developers. You will not be working on a carve-out project but picking up tasks appropriate to your experience as part of a team. This internship aims to expose you to the full development and support cycle of large Linux/macOS projects along with iPad-based tools. The ideal candidate will have a passion for macOS and iPadOS development and demonstrate this work with examples. They should bring with them a curious mind and fresh insight into the challenges we face. They should contribute to our team's knowledge base and studio culture. See details below on what working with this team for the Summer of 2023 will entail:

Projects Include:

  • Converting internal Markup Engine from OpenGL to Metal for Macs/iPads

  • Converting Internal Playlist format to OTIO

  • HDR Support on IPad Playback Tool

  • Advanced Video Features in iOS player

Key Qualifications

  • Proficiency in C++

  • Experience with macOS and iPadOS frameworks

  • Experience with Swift

  • Knowledge of Python

Bonus Qualifications

  • Experience with the Playback process

  • Familiarity with OTIO

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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