Full Time Job

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

Company Profile
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.