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Lighting Internship

Apply Now Apply Later Current 21CF Employees and Freelance / Contractors Apply Here Job ID R10010386 Location Greenwich, Connecticut, United States Business Blue Sky Studios Date posted Feb. 03, 2020


The Lighting/Compositing Department is responsible for developing and implementing the lighting design of an animated film.  A lighting & compositing artist starts with an animated shot and use the techniques of lighting, rendering and compositing to achieve the director’s final vision for the shot.  As an intern, you will be exposed to Blue Sky’s lighting philosophy and techniques and receive hands-on experience with our evolving tool set. Lighting interns should have a basic understanding of lighting and compositing principles.  They should have demonstrable artistic skills including a working knowledge of color, light, perspective, scale, and composition. Interns should have experience working in Maya, Houdini, Renderman and/or Nuke. Experience with photography and/or painting is a plus.  

Essential Functions & Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with lighting mentor to create/apply lighting and build a composite to achieve the aesthetic goals and storytelling of each assigned shot.

  • Learn the ins/outs of lighting for designated shots, utilizing master lighting rigs, color keys, and direction from Lighting Supervisor and Lighting Leads.

  • Observe and master the Compositing and Rendering systems of all elements and layers for each shot.


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

  • Experience with and understanding of basic lighting concepts.

  • Familiarity with scripting concepts a plus (C-Shell, Perl, Python, RenderMan, MEL and/or similar).

  • Familiarity with one or more animation package (Renderman, Maya, Softimage, etc.)

  • Familiarity with Linux operating systems.

  • Ability to manage resources to achieve aesthetic goals on schedule.

  • Strong problem-solving skills

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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