Disney Animation Story Internship Just Announced!

Walt Disney Animation Studio has justĀ announced the 2012 eight-week Summer Intern Program for Story artists (and many other creative positions such as 2D and CG Animators, Look Development Artists, Modelers, Riggers, etc). Disney Animation Studios interns have the unique opportunity to work directly with a Disney mentor to explore all aspects of art, storytelling, and filmmaking.

The 2012 Summer Intern program will be held at Disney’s Burbank, CA studio starting June 18, 2012.

The deadline for applications is April 20th.

You must be a current student returning to school in the Fall of 2012.

How to Apply for the Story Internship:

you must include a resume, portfolio/reel and reel breakdown and a profile creation or update at careers.disneyanimation.com

Story Artists translate story ideas into visual sequences. By working with other members of the production team, they will develop the cinematography and staging of the film; choosing initial camera placement and angles; defining action and camera movement. They must also convey the essence of storyline, scene structure, character emotion, and create action and humor in alignment with the overall direction of the film.

Portfolios demonstrated skills should include:

  • Strong gestural draftsmanship, the ability to draw very loosely and roughly yet with clarity in character appeal and acting
  • Strong understanding of cinematography and narrative staging with visually clear shot flow applied throughout work
  • Versatile range of character-driven story sequences preferred. Showcase through a variety of genres and conveyed emotion including:
  • Comedic to action
  • Romantic to suspense
  • Dramatic to Musicals
  • Sequences do not need to be a full film in length but should have a clear beginning, middle, and end
  • Strong understanding of acting and entertainment value
  • Life Drawings required
  • Sketchbook samples, animal zoo drawings required
  • Character moments helpful
  • Caricatures helpful

Uploaded multipage PDF portfolios or digital animatics preferred


For more info on many other Disney Animation Summer internships, check outĀ https://careers.disneyanimation.com/job_groups/

Twitter Digg Delicious Stumbleupon Technorati Facebook Email

One Response to “Disney Animation Story Internship Just Announced!”

  1. One day, Im just getting into animation this year. but one day I will be able to successfully submit to one of these!

    Congrats to the lucky somebody who wins =]