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The Walt Disney Company

WDI Visual Effects Design Intern – Glendale – Summer/Fall 2022

Job Summary:

Walt Disney Imagineering is the master planning, creative development, design, engineering, production, project management, and research and development arm of The Walt Disney Company. Its talented corps of Imagineers is responsible for the creation - from concept initiation through installation - of all Disney Resorts, theme parks and attractions, real estate developments, regional entertainment venues, and new media projects.

What we’re looking for…

A Visual Effects Design Intern who will design, produce, and install digital video media content for Disney theme parks, resorts and attractions worldwide and who can technically support artists workflows and write tools/plugins.


You will…
  • Create and enhance visual media through use of 2D and 3D toolsets such as Adobe After Effects, Maya, Unreal, Nuke, Houdini
  • Support artist workflows through scripting and tool writing
  • Help to ingest files from various vendors
  • Learn Disney production techniques and workflow from staff level designers & above
  • Assist in the editorial process
  • Provide rendering & quality control of show files using department render facilities

Basic Qualifications:

What you bring to the role…
  • Proficiency in Maya, Nuke, Adobe Creative Suite 3 or above.
  • Working knowledge of various software including, Unreal, Maya, Nuke, Houdini, Adobe After Effects, Maya, Illustrator, Premier.
  • Experience with film and video editing, digital compositing, color correction, and digital media formats and compression
  • Design experience in 2D graphics
  • Knowledge of various post production formats in both film and video and post-production process

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ability to script and write software for new tools (scripting in python).
  • Experience with media servers and projection mapping (e.g. Dataton Watchout)

Required Education

  • Currently enrolled as a Junior or higher, or must have graduated from an accredited college/university within the past 6 months, earning a degree in Digital Media, Digital Arts, Computer Science or a closely related field

Additional Information:

Internship Eligibility:
  • Must be enrolled in an accredited college/university taking at least one class in the semester/quarter (spring/fall) prior to participation in the internship program OR must have graduated from a college/university within the past 6 months OR currently participating in a Disney College Program or Professional internship at the time of application
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must not have completed one year of continual employment on a Disney internship or program
  • Must possess unrestricted work authorization
  • Must provide full work availability
  • Must provide own transportation to/from work location
  • Must be able to provide own housing for the duration of the internship
  • Current Active Disney cast members must meet Professional Internship transfer guidelines (for Walt Disney World cast members this is no more than four points and one reprimand in the last six months; for Disneyland cast members this is six months of consecutive service and a performance record clear of any disciplinary issues (warnings, suspensions, etc.) for at least six months)

Program Length:

The approximate dates of this internship are from June/July 2022 through January 2023. Interns must be fully available for the duration of the internship.

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