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2014 TALENT DEVELOPMENT - ASSISTANT TECHNICAL DIRECTOR


WALT DISNEY ANIMATION STUDIO
Walt Disney Animation Studio develops great stories through appealing characters and believable worlds. As a Director-lead studio, Disney Animation is challenged with bringing the best in artistry and innovation together to create great films under a big blue sorcerer's hat. At Disney Animation, the best of the legacy continues forward through the people. Our collaborative environment will challenge and inspire you. As we release our 53rd film, we invite you to explore our world
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THE TALENT DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM
Join us for an opportunity to experience the art of animation and be a part of Walt Disney Animation Studios. The Talent Development Artist Program is available for recent graduates of undergraduate or graduate programs (within three years of graduation date) for a 3 - 12 month paid position at Walt Disney Animation Studio.

THE ASSISTANT TECHNICAL DIRECTOR
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, 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:
• Experience with commercial graphics packages including Maya, Houdini and ray trace rendering• 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 plus

The deadline for applications is October 18, 2013.

The Walt Disney Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.