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Internships & Jobs

Imaginary Forces – LOS ANGELES Fall Internship 2017

For my students still trying to snag that fall internship… IF is one of my most favorite studios to work for.  They take good care of their people and do great work! Oh yeah, they are hiring, too! From Imaginary Forces Website… LOS ANGELES Fall Internship 2017 We Are Looking For Fall 2017 Interns Full Time – Paid Internship Imaginary Forces is seeking talented designers, 2D & 3D Animators, Motion Graphics students as well as 3D Generalist who are looking…

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Jobs & Nickelodeon

Storyboard Artist Opportunites


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Anim Talk & Jobs & Pixar & The Biz

Pixar’s Recruiting Team Shares Invaluable Information During Twitter Q&A Session

Via Pixar Post Twitter has become one of the most unique social media tools allowing its user base to have a digital connection to people and companies that they admire the most. On Monday, December 19, the Pixar Recruiting team held a very informative Twitter Q&A session – answering more than 100 questions in just over an hour.  If these types of Q&A sessions sound familiar – you’ll remember that director Andrew Stanton and most recently director Lee Unkrich both…

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Freelancers & ILM & Jobs & News & Resources & The Biz

The ILM Perspective: Careers, Recruiting, and Industry Advice

Thursday, August 4th, 2016, 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm Thursday, August 4th, at 7:30 pm for an evening with Industrial Light & Magic at the Gnomon Stage. Generalist, Sonja “Sony” Christoph and Hard Surface Modeler, Joseph “Jay” Machado will reveal their career path stories while sharing the skills and activities that led to their landing and building successful roles at ILM in San Francisco. Recruiters, Lori Beck and Jennifer Coronado, will share the history and background of ILM, from San…

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Aardman & Animated Features & Animated Shorts & Behind the Scenes & Jobs & Stop Mo

Aardman is Hiring Assistant Animators

I rarely post jobs here on the blog because that is what job boards are for, but there is rarely a stop mo opportunity, so here it is… TRAINEE ASSISTANT ANIMATORS – EARLY MAN Closing Date 22nd July 2016 Location Aztec West Trainee Assistant Animators wanted – Early Man Project based contracts We currently have a small number of Trainee Assistant Animator vacancies in our Features Animation crew. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone wanting to take the first…

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Freelancers & Jobs & Networking & News & The Biz

10 Top Animation Job Newsletters and Feeds

I get a lot of job offers in my email box.  After working in Los Angeles so long, I don’t interview and most people know me, call me up and we strike a deal.  But, I have come to like looking through these ten job newsletters from time to time, especially when I know I have seniors graduating USC or undergrads and MFA students getting ready for internship season.  So… here are my top ten animation job newsletters you should…

Animated Features & Inspiration & Jobs & Traditional

Andres Deja is Hiring for Mushka

From Andres Deja Blog: “As I am getting into full production on Mushka, I am looking for local LA 2D animation artists.” – Effects animator, experienced or new. But with high standards. – Inbetweeners, experienced or new. But with high standards. – Animators, experienced or new. But with high standards. – Interns If you are interested, leave your email, and I’ll contact you. I won’t be able to pay studio rates, but I WILL pay independent film $.    …

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JOBS IN CALI: Buck LA Looking For Animators

Unfortunately, these days I have to turn away a lot of animation jobs because I can only work remotely due to my teaching schedule.  Buck LA is one of my most favorite studios to work in LA. Amazingly creative work and they treat artists with respect. I heard from Buck… they said have some work coming in  and wanted to put me on hold.  I sent them a short list of rec’s but so many of my friends in animation…

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Jobs & Nuke

JOBS IN CALI: Digital Animator – Burbank, CA

Title: Digital Animator Req ID: 7341Location: Burbank, CANickelodeon Description Responsibilities: Work with Digital Animation Supervisor to support multiple 2D and 3D animated shows. Create/animate 2D and 3D VFX. Composite 2D and 3D VFX. Model/Texture 3D toon-shaded props and vehicles and composite with 2D plates. Animate 2D retakes in Flash and Harmony. Basic Qualifications: The ideal candidate should be a generalist, able to solve problems across multiple platforms and pipelines. Must be an expert in animating and compositing using Adobe After…

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Disney & Jobs

JOBS IN CALI: Animation Lead – Glendale, CA

Job Posting Title Animation Lead Job Description Disney Consumer Products (DCP) is the business segment of The Walt Disney Company that extends the Disney brand to merchandise ranging from apparel, toys, home decor and books to interactive games, food and beverages, stationery, electronics and animation art. Disney Publishing Worldwide develops original, award-winning content (both Disney and non-Disney branded), including Disney books, magazines and comic books. Its products are printed in more than 85 languages across 103 countries, and it is…

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JOBS IN CALI: EA Mobile – Sr. Animator, Los Angeles – 2014

Sr. Animator (EA Mobile)Location: Los Angeles, CA They also have an opportunity for a 3D Character Animator THE INDUSTRY The mobile gaming industry is growing exponentially. There are now over 1B mobile gamers worldwide spending nearly $15B a year on their phones and tablets. Top free-to-play mobile titles now make upwards of $300M per year, bringing them on par with top console games in total sales. Simultaneously, the international mobile market has grown 4x since 2012 and with smartphone device penetration…

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JOBS IN CALiI: David OReilly is hiring

David OReilly is hiring Hey friends, Im looking for help again. This mainly applies to LA people – though it might be possible to work long distance. Im looking for the following – for a period of 4 weeks with potential to extend.   3d generalist(s)proficient in Maya & with a sense of design. Main skills needed are in modeling, rigging & character animation. 2d animator proficient in either AE or PS or both – for character animation specifically.  Intern(s)capable…

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JOBS IN CALI: Animation Supervisor, DIRECTV (Los Angeles, CA)

Animation Supervisor DIRECTV (Los Angeles, CA) Description DIRECTV (NASDAQ: DTV) is one of the world’sleading providers of digital television entertainment services delivering apremium video experience through state-of-the-art technology, unmatchedprogramming and industry leading customer service to more than 30 millioncustomers in the U.S. and Latin America. In the U.S., DIRECTV offers its 19.4million customers access to more than 170 HD channels and Dolby-Digital® 5.1theater-quality sound, access to exclusive sports programming such as NFLSUNDAY TICKET™, Emmy- award winning technology and higher customer satisfactionthan…

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JOBS IN CALI: Previs Animators/Shot Creators – The Third Floor, Inc. Hollywood

Previs Animators/Shot Creators – The Third Floor, Inc. The Third Floor, Inc. is seeking ambitious artists who are looking for a golden opportunity to make their mark on the Entertainment Industry. By using the language of cinematography and animation in tandem to design the strongest possible sequences, a Previs Artist holds an impactful and highly collaborative role in the film-making process. Previs moves fast, making an artistic sketch of the film to come, yielding an enormous boost to the enthusiasm of…

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JOBS IN CALI: Technical Animator, ILM – San Francisco, CA

Job Title Technical Animator Company Industrial Light & Magic Location Letterman Digital Arts Center State California City San Francisco Benefited/Non-Benefited Benefited Salary/Hourly Hourly Job Description Technical Animators work within our animation department. They are responsible for animating complex and technically challenging shots in Maya using a diverse skill set (modeling, rigging, FX, etc). Responsible for designing and creating the motion of computer graphics characters within a shot while overseeing the animation of a sequence of shots on a specific production.…

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JOBS IN CALI: Flash Animator – Nickelodeon – Burbank, CA

Title: Flash Animator Req ID: 6561 Location: Burbank, CA Nickelodeon  Responsibilities: Work with the Animation Supervisor in the development of the animation style.Work with storyboards, story reels, recorded dialogue, set layout, and direction to animate key scenes in the early stages of episodic production.Animate character tests/scenes.  Basic Qualifications: Degree or certificate in CG/classical animation, film, or related field, or 2-3 years of production animation experience. Strong understanding of traditional animation principles. Must have experience using Flash CS3 Must be able to work within…