Weta Digital Summer Internships

Weta Digital are very pleased to be offering Summer Undergraduate Artist Internships across a variety of roles.

Departments confirmed are: Animation, FX, Layout and Textures.

Applications close Friday 17th September 2021

A showreel or portfolio with a breakdown of all material must be provided with application. See below for more information.

LAYOUT

We are looking for an enthusiastic intern to join our Layout team for the summer.

Our Layout Department defines the spatial and narrative continuity for cameras & characters as well as the per-shot composition of the rendered set/environment for projects. We are often the pivot between the Asset/Optical departments and the Motion/Shots groups. We are a team of 30 talented artists that bring a wide range of skills to our very diverse workload.

Our ideal intern has the following skillset:

  • Skills with Maya - skills in camera, modelling, animation and rendering
  • Comprehension of photographic composition and understanding of cameras
  • An understanding of matchmove concepts
  • An understanding of compositing concepts
  • Good communication skills & an eye for composition
  • Demonstrate passion and dedication to their work
  • Familiarity with Linux helpful.

If you would like to join our Layout dept apply today and send us your CV and show reel/portfolio demonstrating your technical ability and artistic talent.

Animation

The Animation team is looking for a Summer Artist Intern to work alongside our amazing animators.

The Animation Department is responsible for animating any cg objects, characters or creatures within a shot. Animators take motionless Animation Rigs and give them personality or a sense of life, building a performance that will capture memorable and believable characters.

Our ideal intern has the following skillset:

  • A passion for animation, demonstrated through your showreel
  • Enjoys working collaboratively and welcomes feedback.
  • Experience animating in Maya
  • Experience with motion capture and/or facial animation
  • Excellent problem solving and communication skills
  • Familiarity with Linux would also be beneficial but not necessary for the right candidate.

Apply today to join our amazing Animation team!

FX

We are looking for an enthusiastic intern to join our FX team for the summer.

The FX Department is comprised of more than 80 of the world's leading FX TDs. Collectively they help to solve a diverse variety of VFX problems, working in close partnership with other departments across Weta Digital. FX is integral to Weta's R&D efforts, pipeline and workflows, which all continue to adapt to the increasing focus on FX-driven VFX.

Our ideal FX intern has the following skillset:

  • Demonstrable understanding of Houdini, particularly with respect to simulation.  
  • Good communication and collaboration skills.
  • Passion for problem solving, VFX and film making.
  • A basic understanding of VFX pipelines and workflows.
  • A strong drive to improve your knowledge and skill base, both technical and creative.
  • Familiarity with Linux helpful.

If you would like to intern with our FX dept and work alongside some of the world’s best VFX artists apply today and send us your CV and show reel/portfolio demonstrating technical ability and artistic talent.

TEXTURES

Weta Digital is looking for an enthusiastic intern to join our Textures team for the summer.

The Texture Department is responsible for creating textures that define the final look of an asset in collaboration with the Shader Department. This consists mostly of painting colour, displacement and specular textures on 3d models.

Our ideal intern has the following skillset:

  • A strong interest in the creation of highly detailed textures for photo-realistic results.
  • knowledge of texturing and VFX software e.g. Mari, Photoshop, Substance and Maya with a focus on asset creation.
  • Demonstrates passion and dedication.
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Is well organised.

If you have the above attributes and would like to join our innovative Textures team, apply now with your CV and show reel with a detailed shot breakdown.

Please note

For our roles, we are particularly looking for students who will be returning to school at the end of the summer to complete their studies.

If this sounds like you, we are looking forward to hearing from you.

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