Added by on 2014-08-28

Disney Animation Studios Recruiting Set Extension Artist & Production Supervisor

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Set Extension Artist

Walt Disney Animation Studios combines the very best in artistry and storytelling with cutting-edge technology to bring wonderful new characters to the big screen for audiences around the world. Constantly challenged to create innovative new technologies for animated features, theme park productions, and special projects for the Walt Disney Company, Walt Disney Animation Studios is home to some of the most talented artists working in the film industry today.
Disney’s Set Extension/Matte Painting Artists use their knowledge of today’s CG tools to create complex believable digital environments in a 3D world. We currently have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Set Extension Artist at our Burbank, CA studios.


Work with the Directors and Production Designers to stylistically extend the environments digitally for the films we are creating
Create complex backgrounds, landscapes, and environments in a 3D world using digital rendering and painting programs such as Maya, RenderMan, Photoshop, Nuke, as well as Disney’s proprietary software, etc.
Extrapolate art direction: i.e. design, architectural style, lighting and graphics, which adhere to the Director’s overall vision
Support the technical aspects of the work created
Setup and execute 3D paintings for Dailies presentation
Help formulate and explore the future direction of set extension tools and techniques in the Look Development department
Collaborate with the Art Department, Layout, Modeling, Look Development, Lighting, and Stereo teams
Learn the Look Development toolset and share the Set Extension process to the rest of the Look Development group


Bachelors degree or comparable experience
High skill level in painting, composition, perspective, and color in programs such as Photoshop, Illustrator, etc.
6+ years feature film experience
Comfortable Modeling in systems such as Maya
Knowledge of lighting, shading, and rendering in programs such as RenderMan, V-Ray, and Arnold
Knowledge of Mac OSX and Linux
Portfolio samples of both Set Extensions and traditional painting

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Production Supervisor

The Production Supervisor (PS) is responsible for managing the day­to­day production within a specific department(s). In all duties below, the PS must work in collaboration with the department head. The success of their partnership will be a primary factor in the department’s success on the film.

In addition, the PS is a leadership role in the studio and, as such, must accept the responsibility of supporting and representing the directives of the studio and the production leadership.


Work with PM and/or AP to meet overall production scheduling and man week requirements; help ensure the man weeks and schedule are updated as changes are made to the film’s production flow and/or staffing plans
Understand how changes may affect the work week, scheduling, and overtime
Look ahead to ensure weekly quotas, department milestones and inventory expectations are met. Strategize with Department Head, film’s upper management, and other PSs to resolve productivity or inventory issues
Collaborate with Department Head to ensure complexity of work is consistent with department budget and schedule
Strategize with Department Head and film’s upper management on how to resolve overages
Collaborate with Department Head to develop and manage department workflow processes
Develop and manage internal department schedules and staffing requirements.
Create a list of critical assumptions and highlight any vulnerability
Create and maintain reports that clearly illustrate department and individual artist productivity
Collaborate with Department Head to cast assignments and issue deadlines to artists
Perform walk­arounds to check in with the crew
Drive dailies for the department and any other opportunities for director approval
Act as the primary production person within the department; supervise and mentor any Production Assistants in that department
Partner with Department Head to coach, mentor, and give performance feedback to all department members on the film. In partnership with Artist Management, drive the feedback process and deliver feedback
Partner with Department Head to manage conflict within the department and report to Artist Management, HR, and production leadership when necessary
In partnership with the Department Head, develop a plan for training crew in the department tasks and collaborate with the training department as needed
Manage, motivate, and create an environment conducive to achieving quotas and artistic achievements
Represent the department in weekly production meetings. Report department progress and discuss solutions to issues impeding the department
Ensure all production data is tracked via the film’s production­tracking database
Trouble­shoot wherever necessary to ensure timely delivery of sequences; determine, with the Associate Producer and Production Manager, when schedules will be modified to meet efficiency or inventory demandsManage day­to­day department planning issues, such as overtime and vacation; review time sheets of the department crew


4 years minimum industry experience
Bachelor’s degree in film / TV production or equivalent experience
Strong organization skills
Must have the ability to prioritize tasks at hand, assisting on all phases of production
Strong understanding of CG animation processes
Clear understanding of the principles of animation production
Computer database skills a plus
Demonstrated success engaging in problem­solving techniques

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