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VFX Art Intern 2019-Treyarch

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Job Description 

Treyarch Studios is looking for talented artists to join our internship program as a Visual Effects Artist intern. As a VFX intern, you will work alongside the best and the brightest artists to learn different aspects of a VFX artist’s responsibilities in a game production studio environment. You’ll engage in creating real-time VFX assets with the opportunistic goal of having your work featured in Treyarch’s next Call of Duty game. 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. 

Candidate will gain invaluable in-industry experience through a variety of learning opportunities including but not limited to… 
    • Recreate natural phenomena such as fire, smoke, explosions, dust, water, and weather systems using a proprietary Treyarch toolset 
    • Set dress gameplay spaces with ambient atmospheric effects and produce stunning scripted effects for high-impact game moments 
    • Learn different aspects of a visual effects artist’s responsibilities in a game production studio environment. 
    • Create textures for use in particle effects using Nuke and other 2D/3D applications 
    • Engage in a self-driven project that demonstrates what you have learned while at Treyarch 

Job Requirements
    • Portfolio or demo reel showcasing your work 
    • Possess drive and flexibility to quickly learn new pipelines and toolsets 
    • Must have a good understanding of the principles of animation and composition 
    • Ability to work in a real time 3D particle editor/3D package 
    • Good skills using image editing software such as Nuke, After Effects, or Photoshop 
    • Good verbal and written communication skills when collaborating with others 
    • Desire to pursue career in real-time VFX for video games 


    • Previous VFX experience
    • Examples of real-time/rendered particle VFX work 
    • Experience with a video game editor(s), such as Unreal, Radiant, and/or Unity 
    • Understanding of script/programming concepts 
    • Understanding of rendering/compositing concepts 
    • Adobe After Effects or Nuke experience 
    • Experience with Fume FX, Houdini, Thinking Particles, Maya fluids and rigid body dynamics
    • Willingness to consider employment possibilities upon successful completion of training 

How To Apply

To apply, you must complete the online application. If selected for studio interviews, candidates should be prepared to author a 2-3 minute video that shows off their VFX work and introduces themselves. We are interested in what your passions are and why you want to be accepted into Treyarch’s VFX internship program; candidates should feel free to be as creative as they want in their presentation. 

Our World 

Treyarch is an award-winning video game studio, driven by the desire to create epic gameplay experiences that are enjoyed by as many video game fans as possible. It is an approach that has helped make the studio behind the Call of Duty: Black Ops series an industry-leading developer. Call of Duty®: Black Ops, Call of Duty®: Black Ops II, Call of Duty®: Black Ops III, and the studio’s most recent release, Call of Duty®: Black Ops 4, have all gone on to break industry records. Additionally, Treyarch is the birthplace of fan favorite, Call of Duty’s Zombies. Treyarch is wholly owned by Activision Publishing, Inc.

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