Stop Motion Animation Rigging Intern – Summer 2013
PAID SUMMER INTERNSHIP
LAIKA’s Stop Motion Animation Rigging Intern will gain valuable “hands on” production experience and training by working 40 hours a week in collaboration with our skilled professionals. Interns are supported and challenged as they benefit from over 35 years of renowned expertise dedicated to breakthrough animation.
Essential Job Functions
Under the supervision of the Rigging Supervisor, you will be responsible for:
Puppetry: Build the apparatus of exoskeletal moving puppets.
Engineering: Assist with the flow of animation by building technically sound and innovative apparatuses.
Film Making Protocol: You’ll be on the floor/stage assisting with set dressers and camera.
Assisting with designs and implementing new tools and techniques for the Rigging Department.
Innovative problem solving skills.
Communicating effectively with production management, creative leads and technical support teams.
Meet deadlines as established by production management.
Actively safeguarding LAIKA’s Proprietary and Confidential Information.
Completed his or her Junior year, or has graduated within the last two years with a Bachelor’s degree in Animation, Engineering, Film, Fine Art or other relevant area of study.
Some level of engineering or machining background.
Current experience with engineering software, Inventor, CAD or Rhinoceros software.
Experience rigging a variety of characters and props such as humans, winged creatures, etc.
Knowledge of character kinematics, dynamics, deformation and bio-mechanics a plus.
Background in visual arts/design with a good understanding of form, geometry.
Able to work both collaboratively and independently.
Open to taking direction and able to embrace change.
Exhibit a strong attention to detail, communication skills, a great attitude, and work ethic.
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.
Hillsboro, Oregon, United States
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