Added by on 2013-07-03

Disney Animation Studios Talent Development Program – Animation Trainee


The Talent Development Artist Program

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 6-month paid position at Walt Disney Animation Studios. The Talent Development Artist Program offers a chance to understand the depth of your new skills, refine and strengthen key areas, and see a real-time production environment. Under the guidance of a Disney Mentor, you will be immersed in our world of art and technology while being introduced to our production workflows and tools.

The Talent Development program will be held at our Burbank, CA studio beginning October 2013.

The Animation Trainee

Animators are responsible for bringing characters to life. As an animation trainee, your animation reel demonstrates your understanding of animation principles such as timing, clear staging, squash and stretch, anticipation and follow-through, and secondary action. Prior training should cover anatomy, perspective and composition, including solving problems in weight, balance, movement, space, construction and proportion.

To apply for this position you must include a resume, reel/portfolio with a reel breakdown, and a profile creation or update at

Reels/portfolios/demonstrated skills should include:

Acting, Acting, Acting! A reel should consist of a broad range of acting exercises:
Walk Cycle
Focus different styles of emoting:
Subtle to broad moments
Comedic to dramatic
Reels should also focus on a diversity of character personalities to create entertaining and emotionally driven believable performances
Strong traditional animation skills and or Maya/3d software preferred

The deadline for applications is 11:59 PM PST, August 9, 2013.

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