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The Walt Disney Company Technical Director Intern, Character Model/Rig – Winter 2020 in Emeryville, California


  • Build organic models and environments using both manual and procedural techniques.

  • Work with the Technical Leads to review and revise work, as necessary, to gain Production Designer and Director approval.

  • Implement modeling and shading variations to provide desired looks for the particular character being built.

  • Build clean and efficient assets, and support downstream departments.


  • Familiar with programming in C/C++ and/or a scripting language such as Python.

  • You demonstrate an understanding of physical motion, weight, balance, lighting, texture, and form.

  • Enjoy following art direction as well as being able to take initiative.

  • Have an ability to visualize a three-dimensional character derived from two-dimensional drawings.

  • You are familiar with 3D software packages like Maya, Houdini, Katana, RenderMan, etc.

  • Experience using Unix/Linux systems


  • You are working towards a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD degree in Computer Science, Computer Graphics, Digital Art or a related field; recent grads who are within one year of graduation are also eligible to apply.

  • You are able to demonstrate a sense of aesthetic via your online demo reel

  • You are available to work full-time Mon-Fri for 12-weeks between January 2020 – April 2020

Submission process and application materials:

  • Please apply online at -- submissions not accepted via mail or in person.

  • Attach a single PDF file containing your cover letter and resume.

  • Provide a link to your online demo reel in the "Demo Reel” section of the application; without one, you will not be considered for the internship.

  • If your demo reel or portfolio is password protected please be sure to include the correct password.

  • Due to the high volume of submissions, we are not able to provide feedback nor are we able to respond to requests for application status. You will be notified when there is an update on your application.

  • In submitting your application, you are agreeing to the terms of our Submission Release Form. Without this, we are unable to consider your application.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sunday, October 13, 2019

Job ID: R-02208

Location: Emeryville,California

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