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Animation Internship

Apply Now Apply Later Current 21CF Employees and Freelance / Contractors Apply Here Job ID R10010385 Location Greenwich, Connecticut, United States Business Blue Sky Studios Date posted Feb. 03, 2020


The Animation Department brings life to our characters through movement and acting, creating characters that our audiences can fall in love with. As an intern, you will have the unique opportunity to work with several Blue Sky mentors learning many tips and tricks as we explore all aspects of our animation process.  Animation interns should show an exceptional understanding of anatomy, weight, locomotion, acting, dialog, appeal, and entertainment. We also look for artists with a sense of humor, a strong point of view, and who have the ability to put a personal spin on their work.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Develop acting and animation skills by working through a set of teaching assignments that begin with the bouncing ball and end with a full-body acting shot.

  • Learn our production pipeline process and how Animation works with other departments.

  • Attend animation dailies to develop and sharpen critical eye.

  • Learn to maintain a consistent level of productivity while meeting deadlines.


Education, Skills, Abilities:

  • Pursuing BS or MS in Animation, Fine Arts, Computer Science, Computer Visualization or related studies

  • Open to current students whose graduations dates fall within: Winter 2020 - Spring 2022

  • Demonstrated knowledge of 3D animation using animation software like Maya or 3ds Max.

  • Understanding of traditional animation principles.

  • Ability to take creative direction and embrace change.

  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment.

  • Familiarity with Linux a plus.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by people assigned to this work.  This is not an exhaustive list of all duties and responsibilities associated with it. Blue Sky Studio management reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet business and organizational needs.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

About Blue Sky Studios:

One of the world's largest producers and distributors of motion pictures, 20th Century Fox Film produces, acquires and distributes motion pictures throughout the world. These motion pictures are produced or acquired by the following units of 20th Century Fox Film: Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox Searchlight Pictures, Fox International Productions, and Twentieth Century Fox Animation. Blue Sky Studios is the animation studio behind the wildly successful ICE AGE and RIO franchises, along with this year's FERDINAND animated feature film!

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 Blue Sky Studios, Inc., which is part of a business segment we call Blue Sky Studios.

Blue Sky Studios, Inc. 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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