Intern - Animation


Santa Monica, CA 10-28-2021
  • Paid
  • Internship
  • Entry (0-2 years) Experience
Job Description
Great games start with great people! If you've ever dreamt of using your animation talents on world-class AAA titles and contributing to some of the biggest names in video games, here is your perfect opportunity! We're excited to find animation interns to join our team for the summer in sunny Playa Vista, CA ('Silicon Beach').

As an Animation Intern within our Cinematics team, you'll partner with mentors that have years of industry experience and learn to hone in on classic animation principles while applying those techniques in a mo-cap setting to maximize the best In-Game Cinematic performances! From the technical side, you'll also learn our cinematic pipeline through real-world animation tasks that will make their way into the game! Giving you pride and ownership that can be showcased in your animation reel. From tech, composition, and a strong focus on the art of animation, you'll have a taste of it all!

P.S. Treyarch is also looking for talented Gameplay animators, check out that posting as well!

Please note, the safety and well-being of our teams is very important to us. We will be determining whether this program will be in-person at our Playa Vista, CA studio or virtual in the coming months based on government recommendations.

Your Mission:
• Work with a mentor to plus your animation skills in the cinematic setting. A true focus on traditional animation principles to bring out the best character performances. Strong focus in: Phrasing, posing, timing/spacing, simplifying ideas, rhythm and texture, acting choices, etc.
• Learn animation workflow techniques to make your animation dynamic, realistic and polished! We'll be getting into curve management, from straight keyframe in order to re-block performances to polishing mocap using various industry techniques
• Study composition and camera work in a real-world pipeline
• Attend dailies with our team of artists and have the opportunity to see what it's really like to work as an animator day-to-day and pick our brains!
• Fun day trips to our official mocap stage where you'll see actors perform in-front of you and the director!
• Create high-quality animation based on motion capture performances and key frame techniques to meet visual expectations of AAA title
• Exercises that introduce you to our front-end gaming interface, in-game cinematics, promotional pieces and possibly even the chance to delve into AI animation
• Upon finishing the program, we hope all our animation interns will have the necessary industry skillset and possibly have the chance to find a home with us here at Treyarch!

Player Profile:
• Positive attitude and a passion for all aspects of animation, from keyframe to mocap!

What do you need to apply:
• Resume and just a great reel!

We're looking forward to seeing you, the next generation of animators to take our studio and industry to the next level!

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gqmb0x-54-227-97-219-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Activision Blizzard, Inc. is one of the world's largest and most successful interactive entertainment companies and is at the intersection of media, technology and entertainment.