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Crowd Artist

Walt Disney Animation Studios

Burbank, CA 03-05-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
Job Description

Walt Disney Animation Studios is looking for an inspired Crowd Artist, with a strong artistic ability layered on top of a solid technical foundation, to work on populating our features with world-class crowds. They will be part of the film-making process from asset creation through early shot layout to final rendering.

Specific Responsibilities Include:
• Develop and maintain crowds technology and tools
• Design crowd character behaviors and set ups
• Support the story by populating scenes with crowd character assets and animation
• Collaborate with peers to address creative and technical notes
• Identify opportunities to share knowledge and educate others on the production process

Resume/Demonstrated Skills Should Include:
• Strong interest in Particle Systems, AI/Machine learning, or crowds systems (agent/brain design, simulation, and behavior)
• Experience with scripting languages such as Python
• Experience with commercial graphics packages such as Maya and Houdini
• Experience with the Linux or Unix operating system
• Experience with Object Oriented programming such as C++ a plus
• Solid understanding of the production processes and pipelines of CG Animation, VFX, or Video Game productions
• Understanding of rigging and animation techniques
• Strong problem solving skills required
• Ability to work in a collaborative environment, taking direction well
• Bachelor's degree in Computer Graphics, Computer Science, Engineering, and related fields, or equivalent experience

The Walt Disney Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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Walt Disney Animation Studios

Combining masterful artistry and storytelling with groundbreaking technology, Walt Disney Animation Studios is a filmmaker-driven animation studio responsible for creating some of the most beloved films ever made.