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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- or 12-month paid position at Walt Disney Animation.

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 Shake or Nuke
• Exposure to ray trace rendering and experience working with or writing shaders a plus

The deadline for applications is October 18, 2013.

The Walt Disney Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.