Talent Development: Technical Director
Walt Disney Animation StudiosBurbank, CA
Full Time Job
The Apprentice Program
Join us for an opportunity to experience the art of animation and be a part of Walt Disney Animation Studios. The Apprentice Program is available for recent college graduates of art and animation, fine art and design, computer graphics, engineering, production, and general film studies undergraduate or graduate programs (within three years of graduation date) for a 3, 6 or 12 month paid position at Walt Disney Animation Studios. The Talent Development Program starts out with an immersive Trainee experience offering participants a chance to understand the depth of their new skills, refine and strengthen key areas, apply them in our real world environment, and work under the guidance of a Disney Mentor.
The Apprentice Program is based in our Burbank, California and begins in April, 2017. The first three months of the Apprentice Program starts out as a Disney Trainee.
The Technical Director Trainee
Technical Directors strategize solutions to a range of production and pipeline issues. You'll flex your technical skills to write scripts, adapt tools, and modify workflows in support of artistic endeavors. You will work directly with artists and software developers to solve problems and implement new techniques.
To apply for this position you must upload a resume. Project blog or website is encouraged.
Demonstrated skills should include:
• Experience with commercial graphics packages including Maya, Houdini and Global Illumination Lighting packages
• Experience with scripting including Python and MEL
• Experience with the Linux or Unix operating system
• Solid understanding of the production processes and pipelines of CG Animation, VFX or Video Game productions
• Solid overview of element production and shot production phases including modeling, rigging, animation, layout, look development and lighting/rendering
• Strong problem-solving skills required
• Ability to work in a collaborative environment, taking direction well
• Experience with C or C development or shader writing (RSL) a plus
• Understanding of stereoscopic concepts and production processes a plu
The deadline for applications is February 11 at 11:59 PM PST.
The Walt Disney Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.