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Laika Recruiting RP CG Animation Intern

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RP CG Animation Intern

Category: Other
Company: Laika
Location: Hillsboro (United States)
Start Date: immediately

Job Description

General Summary

The RP CG Animation Intern assists the Facial Animator in creating the full animation of the characters’ faces, and helps to analyze the audio to create realistic lip sync. He/she will gain valuable hands-on production experience and training by working 40 hours a week in collaboration with our skilled professionals.

Essential Job Function

Reads and breaks down dialog tracks and plan shots.
Helps to prepare exposure sheets and quick-times for Animators, and for the editorial department.
Works closely with the Facial Animators, to help create quality facial animation.
Revises animation quickly and efficiently during daily reviews with Animators and the Facial Animation Supervisor.
Reviews sequences with the Facial Animator and stays abreast of all changes in dialog and actions
Has intimate knowledge of all face shapes in order to effectively match the Directors’ performance requests.
Analyzes the story reel and audio file for individual shots in the film to create realistic facial performances including overall acting and detailed lip sync.


Currently enrolled as a Junior or Senior in college with an emphasis in Fine Arts, Commercial Arts, Computer Science, Animation or other relevant area of study.
Understanding of traditional animation principles.
Ability to bring characters to life.
Stop-motion animation experience a plus.
Working knowledge of Maya required.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.

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