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2020 Talent Development - Lighting Trainee
Talent Development - Lighting Trainee

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 January 2020.The deadline for applications is December 1, 2019, 11:59PM PST.

The Lighting Trainee:

Lighters are an integral part of the storytelling process, using their keen eye to manipulate color and light to emphasize shifts of mood both subtle and dynamic. They assemble the elements of a shot into a final composite and compose the digital lighting of the scene. 

To apply for this position, select “Apply for Position” below to create or update your profile with a resume, reel/portfolio, and reel breakdown.

Reels/portfolios/demonstrated skills should include:
  • An understanding of color, contrast, and lighting design, along with a solid understanding with 3D lighting in a CG scene
  • A strong visual sense and the ability to distinguish subtle differences that affect the matching of elements created in multiple mediums
  • Experience with Maya and node-based compositing programs such as Nuke
  • Exposure to Global Illumination and experience manipulating lights and materials to achieve a specific Art Direction
  • Ability to interpret and execute key aesthetic elements from visual development artwork into a shot
  • Strong problem solving skills required
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment, taking direction from Artistic and Technical Leadership
The deadline for applications is December 1 2019, 11:59PM PST.
The Walt Disney Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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