Character Simulation Intern

Job Number: R10007034
Brand: Blue Sky Studios
Job Type: Internships
Location: Greenwich, Connecticut, United States of America
Job Posting Date: March 20, 2019
Blue Sky Studios logo
Apply Now Current Employees and Freelancers/Contractors Apply Here*

OVERVIEW OF THE COMPANY

Blue Sky Studios

We are a collection of enduring brands and iconic, unforgettable characters. We create content for audiences big and small, reaching billions of people every day. Most of all, we are many individuals, each uniquely talented, each a critical piece to our puzzle, who collectively become a power. Desire to thrill and engage? Join us as we engage and inspire.

JOB DESCRIPTION

SUMMER INTERNSHIP

Our summer internship program is a fun, exciting and education-packed 10 weeks. Each intern is specially selected and placed in a department that best fits their skills and interests. Throughout the 10 weeks they will be mentored and supervised by a Blue Sky professional in that field.

All of the Summer 2019 internships start in early June and end in early August. They are open to all college students whose graduation dates fall within the following time frame: Winter 2018 through Spring 2020. All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States without sponsorship by the Company.

CHARACTER SIMULATION

The Character Simulation Artist has a broad range of responsibilities that revolve around running dynamic simulations (garments, hair, skin, muscle) to enhance and support the animated character's performance. Character Simulation interns should have resourceful problem solving skills, strong visual aesthetics,  working knowledge of Maya or Houdini, scripting skills (python is a plus), and a practical understanding of dynamic motion in either of the described areas.

Application Requirements:

Cover letter, Resume, PDF per the information below and a reel with simulation examples.

Education and/or Experience Required:

Pursuing BS or MS in Animation, Fine Arts, Computer Science, Computer Visualization or related studies.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

  • Learn to work with modelers to design functional garments that meet the aesthetic needs of the film and technical needs of the software.

  • Learn to assign physical properties to the cloth and work with Character TDs to create non-physical controls so they can be animated in an appealing, predictable and efficient way.

  • Learn to work closely with animators to achieve the desired performances in shots where the garments appear.

  • Shadow team members in Character Simulation and complete learning assignments created for them by the team.

Qualifications:

  • General Maya Skills

  • Resourcefulness and basic problem solving skills

  • Pleasant personality and open to collaborate with others

  • Basic understanding or curiosity to understand dynamic systems

  • Basic aesthetic sensibility for character and motion

TO APPLY

Please make sure you include the following in your application:

-Resume

-Cover letter

-A separate pdf with a list of the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your school
  • Month/year of your graduation
  • Contact information for 3 references
  • Link to your website and password (if applicable)
  • If apply for multiple departments, list order of preference
  • If you currently have the legal right to work within the US

-If you have a demo reel, please make sure to include a link (and password if you have one) in the online application as well as your resume and the separate PDF. Put it in as many places as possible. :)

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with applicable law.

Apply Now Current Employees and Freelancers/Contractors Apply Here*

Back to Search Results
New Job Search

 

*Current Employees and Freelancers/Contractors: Do not create an account or apply from the 21CFCareers site. You must apply via the “Career” application on the internal Workday portal (link below) using your username and password. Note: Current freelancers/contractors must also apply on the internal Workday portal with your username and password.

We use first- and third-party cookies to improve our services, personalize your advertising and remember your website preferences. If you continue to browse, you accept the use of cookies on our site. For more information (e.g., How to disable cookies), please see our cookie policy.