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Character Internship

Apply Now Apply Later Current 21CF Employees and Freelance / Contractors Apply Here Job ID R10010389 Location Greenwich, Connecticut, United States Business Blue Sky Studios Date posted Feb. 03, 2020


Character artists are responsible for creating the appealing characters that tell the stories of our films. By means of modeling, rigging, texturing, garment and hair grooming, as well as simulation, they meet the creative and technical goals of the characters with a strong focus on performance sensibilities. We welcome specialization and encourage cross-discipline workflows. For example, a character artist can focus on a single area of interest, such as rigging or texturing, or see a character through the pipeline from model and garment building to rigging, texturing and hair grooming. A working knowledge of Maya and/or Houdini is required. Zbrush, Marvelous Designer, Substance Painter or scripting experience are a big plus as well.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Skills in one or more of the following character disciplines: modeling, garment building, rigging, texturing and hair grooming

  • Utilize character designs to create appealing character elements, executing and enhancing the original design

  • Address design critiques from mentor and make revisions in a timely manner

  • Communicate progress by presenting to your mentor and show work in character rounds.


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

  • Artists with following combined skill sets preferred: modeling and texturing, fur and texturing or hair grooming and simulation.

  • A working knowledge of Maya and/or Houdini is required.

  • Experience with Zbrush, Marvelous Designer, Substance Painter or scripting experience are a plus.

  • 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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