Summer Intern - Character TD
Walt Disney Animation StudiosBurbank, CA
Full Time Unpaid Internship
Expand your skill set into the world of animation! Walt Disney Animation Studios Summer Internship Program is an eight-week experience designed for students studying art, animation, computer graphics, and film. As a Walt Disney Animation Studios intern, you will have the unique opportunity to work directly with a Disney mentor as you explore all aspects of art, storytelling, and filmmaking. This immersive program offers hands-on experience focused on individual craft and multidisciplinary team collaboration.
The 2017 Summer Intern program will be held at our Burbank, CA studio starting June 2017. To qualify for the summer program, you must be returning to school in the fall.
Character TDs are responsible for constructing 3D character rigs, animation interfaces and establishing muscle, skin, and clothing and hair behaviors (i.e. range from broad squash and stretch to realistic physical simulations). Traditional drawing, design, and sculpture abilities are applicable, as is knowledge of anatomy, kinematics, and physical behaviors.
• Strong working knowledge/understanding of Maya
• Demonstrate skills in rigging, cloth/hair simulation
• Examples of multiple types rigs (quadriped, biped, props) and/ or hair/cloth simulations demonstrating good articulation/ range of movement, attention to detail. If possible examples of rigs/ sims applied to a character in motion
• Problem solving ability
• Good artistic eye
• Scripting in MEL or Python a plus
• Knowledge of Linux a plus
• Supplemental portfolio of drawing or sculpture reflecting an understanding of anatomy a plus
How to Apply:
• Create or update your profile and apply online
• If you are submitting a reel or portfolio visit our Portfolio & Reel Tips FAQs
• Reel or portfolio (if applicable)
• Shot breakdown (if submitting a reel)
• Letter of recommendation from an advisor, faculty or professional alliance
The deadline for applications is Wednesday, January 4, 2017 11:59 PM PST
The Walt Disney Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer