Summer Intern - Story Artist
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.
Story Artists translate story ideas into visual sequences. By working with other members of the production team, they will develop the cinematography and staging of the film; choosing initial camera placement and angles; defining action and camera movement. They must also convey the essence of storyline, scene structure, character emotion, and create action and humor in alignment with the overall direction of the film.
Strong gestural draftsmanship, the ability to draw very loosely and roughly yet with clarity in character appeal and acting
Strong understanding of cinematography and narrative staging with visually clear shot flow applied throughout work
Versatile range of character-driven story sequences preferred. Showcase through a variety of genres and conveyed emotion including: comedy, action, romance, suspense, drama, musical
Sequences do not need to be a full film in length but should have a clear beginning, middle, and end
Strong understanding of acting and entertainment value
Life Drawings required
Sketchbook samples, animal zoo drawings required
Character moments helpful
Uploaded multipage PDF portfolios or digital animatics preferred
How to Apply:
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The deadline for applications is 11:59 PM PST, January 4, 2017
The Walt Disney Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer