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2019 Talent Development - Layout Trainee
2019 Talent Development Program - Layout Trainee

The Apprentice Program:

Join us for an opportunity to experience the art of animation and be a part of Walt Disney Animation Studios. The Talent Development Apprentice Program is an immersive experience available for recent college graduates within three years of graduation for a 3, 6, or 12 month paid position. Under the guidance of a Disney Mentor, the Talent Development Apprentice Program offers a unique opportunity to hone and understand skills, refine and strengthen key disciplines, and engage in a real-time production environment.

The Apprentice Program is based in Burbank, California, and begins December 2019. The deadline for applications is October 27, 2019, 11:59PM PST.

The Layout Trainee
A central component of Disney’s storytelling process is the work done in CG Layout. Working from storyboards, Layout Artists use a film’s digital characters, sets, props and cameras to stage, block and shoot the film, shot by shot, that audiences will see on the big screen.

To apply for this position, create or update your profile with a resume, reel, and reel breakdown.
Reels/portfolios/demonstrated skills should include:
  • CG Layout work that shows one or more sequences of shots in continuity
  • A working knowledge of the principles of cinematic staging, blocking, continuity, composition and camera motion
  • Strong camera animation and character posing skills
  • A working knowledge of Maya and Unix/Linux
  • A working knowledge of the posing and animation of CG characters
  • Experience with lighting is encouraged
  • Experience with EFX and Modeling is a plus
  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience

The Walt Disney Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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