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DreamWorks Animation 2018 Character Effects Trainee Program

Glendale, CA
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Company NBC Universal

Job Title DreamWorks Animation 2018 Character Effects Trainee Program

Jobid 23768-383457

Location: Glendale, CA, 91222, USA

Description **Job Number** 36484BR

**Job Title** DreamWorks Animation 2018 Character Effects Trainee Program

**Business Segment** Filmed Entertainment Group

**Sub-Business** Film Features Animation

**Posting Category** Artistic Animation Production

**About Us** From the award-winning storytellers, artist and innovators at DreamWorks Animation and DreamWorks Animation Television come the beloved characters and stories that come alive on the big and small screens. From films like Shrek, How to Train Your Dragon and Trolls to original TV series including Trollhunters, Voltron and Home: Adventures with Tip & Oh, DreamWorks Animation continues to bring home the laughter, fun and courage to dream.

Visitto see our latest animated film and television productions.

DreamWorks is a division of NBCUniversal, one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

**Career Level** Entry-Level

**Country** United States

**State/Province** California

**City** Glendale



What’s the subtle difference between “lost and found” clumps and far too clumpy? What does a director mean when they ask for graphic cloth folds, wispier hair, or just to make the ropes have more “Whoosh!” Do you have a passion for animation? Do you have the desire to plus existing images and make the great absolutely fantastic? If you’re a 3D CG generalist with a focus on visual effects and animation, have less than 2 years of industry experience and are looking for opportunities . . . read on!

**The Program**

DreamWorks is excited to announce that we are currently accepting resumes & demo reels for the **2018 Character Effects Trainee Program** . The goal of this program is to train character effects artists and developers in the techniques and practices of creating art-directable simulations for feature animation. A successful character effects artist is able to juggle multiple simulations; has the ability to plus amazing looking animation to new heights; and has the ability to work within a production team and seek advice from experts.

During the course of a 10 week curriculum, Trainees are instructed by award-winning artists and technologists while immersed in a training environment that replicates our actual productions. Past graduating CFX Trainees have gone on to successful careers in visual effects.

**Trainees will learn how to:**

+ work at a world-class studio using cutting-edge tools

+ apply hands-on experience in a production pipeline with complex dependencies

+ strengthen your eye for motion

+ interpret feedback and apply notes from creative leadership

+ work in a collaborative environment

+ apply critical thinking to hit an artistic target

+ develop your problem-solving skills

+ conduct yourself in a professional production environment

**Important Dates**

+ Submission deadline: October 20, 2017

+ Finalists notified by: November 2017

+ Start date: January 08, 2018

**Desired Characteristics**

**What We’re Looking For**

We’re looking for recent graduates in the fields of Computer Science, Visual Arts, or Animation and who can demonstrate significant work in many disciplines, such as programmers who animate or animators who can write their own programs. We want people who can imagine cool new ideas by combining disparate forms and approaches, and then build beautiful images from them.

+ **Application Preferences:**

+ **Graduation** or **certification** from a university program in **Visual Arts, Animation** or **Computer Science** , with an emphasis on **Computer Graphics** .

+ We will accept applications from **recent graduates** or individuals with **less than 2 years of industry experience** .

+ Whatever your area of study, you must be passionate about animation, dedicated, resourceful, an excellent communicator, and a team player. The ideal CFX Trainee has knowledge of computer graphics principles & theory, possesses critical thinking skills, and has had exposure to third party tools, such as Houdini/Maya.

+ **Submission Requirements:**

+ Your **resume** , link to your **portfolio and/or reel** , and a **cover letter** .

+ A link to your website or blog indicating technical skills such as programming, math and relevant coursework is helpful as well.

+ **Portfolio / Demo reel Guidelines (2 minutes or less in duration):**

+ Examples of visual effects simulations such as cloth, hair, fur, feathers, etc.

+ Examples of simulation or motion setups such as character rigs, ropes, and chains

+ Projects that demonstrate your creative eye in animation such as rigging, modeling, or character animation

+ Visual results of coding or computer graphics-related projects

+ Examples of your traditional art, such as photography, sculpture, figure drawing and/or painting

We are an equal opportunity employer, offering a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, professional training and competitive compensation. Clickto view the NBCUniversal Candidate Privacy Statement.

The NBC Owned Television Stations create and distribute engaging content that connects with a valuable audience in 10 major markets across the country. Our content platforms include: NBC Stations broadcast and COZI TV, station websites, digital out-of home, and mobile.  Through our local news operations, our lifestyle production arm LX.TV, and our local sales marketing and production teams, NBC creates content that connects communities with the people, events, and issues they care about most.

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