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VFX Art Intern 2017-Treyarch

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2017 VFX ARTIST INTERNSHIP

 

 

Treyarch is home to some of the industry's best and brightest talent, and has garnered a reputation for being one of the industry's premier art, design and technology powerhouses. The studio’s successful track record of releasing AAA blockbuster hits, extensive infrastructure and strong management provides a solid foundation from which it can successfully pioneer major franchises and build on our successes to date.

 

Treyarch Studios is looking for a talented artist to join our internship program as a Visual Effects Artist intern. This position requires an individual with great artistic sensibilities, robust technical skills, and a strong work ethic. The individual must be passionate about learning what it takes to be a successful Visual Effects Artist in the video game industry. If selected for studio interviews, candidates should be prepared to author a 2-3-minute video that introduces themselves, what their passions are, and why they want to be accepted into Treyarch’s VFX internship program; candidates should feel free to be as creative as they want in their presentation.

 

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • As an intern you will work with various mentors on the VFX Art team to learn different aspects of a visual effects artist’s responsibilities in a game production studio environment.
  • You will learn how VFX artists recreate natural phenomena such as fire, smoke, explosions, dust, water, and weather systems using a proprietary Treyarch toolset.
  • You will learn how to set dress gameplay spaces with ambient atmospheric effects and what it takes to produce stunning scripted effects for high-impact game moments.
  • You will learn the basics of creating textures for use in particle effects using Photoshop and other 2D/3D applications.
  • Towards the end of the program you will engage in a self-driven project that demonstrates what you have learned while at Treyarch.

Requirements:

  • Be an actively enrolled senior level student or recent graduate in a digital arts program.
  • A portfolio or demo reel showcasing your student work.
  • Possess the drive and flexibility to quickly learn new pipelines and proprietary toolsets.
  • A good understanding of the principles of animation.
  • Ability to work in a 3D particle editor/3D package.
  • Good skills using Adobe Photoshop.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively with different artists and teams.

Pluses:

  • Previous VFX experience for a student project or video game mod.
  • Examples of real-time/rendered particle VFX work.
  • Experience with a video game editor(s), such as Unreal, Crytek, and/or Unity.
  • An understanding of script/programming concepts.
  • Adobe After Effects or Nuke experience.
  • Experience with FumeFX, Houdini, Thinking Particles, Maya fluids and rigid body dynamics.
  • Be prepared to author a video that introduces yourself, what your passions are, and why you want to be accepted into Treyarch’s VFX internship program. Please keep the video between 2-3 minutes but, feel free to be as creative as you want to be in your presentation.

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