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01 January 2011, 07:24 PM
Walt Disney Animation Studios combines the best in artistry and storytelling with cutting-edge technology to bring wonderful new characters and adventures to the big screen for audiences around the world.

Our latest CG feature, "Tangled (", directed by Nathan Greno and Byron Howard, is in theaters now! Our next Traditional feature, "Winnie the Pooh (", is directed by Steve Anderson and Don Hall; it debuts Summer 2011.

We are currently seeking a Look Development Artist ( to join the Talent Development program at our Burbank, CA 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 apply your talents in our real world environment. Under the guidance of a Disney Mentor you will be immersed in our world of art and technology while being trained on production work-flows and tools.

The next session will begin in March!

Look Development Artists:
Look Development Artists work with the Look Development TDs to create the materials that define the look of 3D characters, environments and props. Look Development artist should have a great eye and exceptional critical thinking in image deconstruction.

Participate as a team member in determining various design solutions for material creation, appearance, unification and variation
Create a wide variety of textures (e.g. color, specularity, displacement, etc.) using proprietary and public 2D and 3D paint tools and/or procedural tools and systems

Bachelors degree in Art, Fine Art, Illustration, Computer Graphics or related field
Exceptional artistic skills/abilities in CG/traditional artwork
Proficiency with the following tools:
O Maya

O Photoshop or equivalent 2D painting tools
O 3D Paint tools
Knowledge of UNIX/Linux environment a plus
Understanding of shaders, Renderman and RSL a plus

To apply, please visit: (

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