ARC Language Lab For Animation and Visual Effects is Now Open for Fall 2017!

Guest Speaker // Mike Makarewicz on 9/13 (Wednesday)

Pixar Directing Animator and current Animation Collaborative teacher, Michal Makarewicz, will be at AAU to give a demo lecture and to discuss Anim C! Be sure to bring a notebook to write some notes!

When: Wednesday, September 13th @7pm
Where: 79 New Montgomery Theater


Fall 2017 2D ANM ONSITE Workshop Schedule

Splash Entertainment is hiring a storyboard artist!

Splash Entertainment is hiring a storyboard artist!

Splash Entertainment is looking for an experienced CGI storyboard artist for an animated project. 

Job location: Woodland Hills, CA

Click here to submit your application.

Marvel Entertainment, Games Team, is hiring a concept artist!

Concept Artist, Marvel Entertainment, Games Team

Job ID 484040BR

Location Glendale, California, United States

Business Studio Entertainment

Brand Marvel

Date posted 08/30/2017

Are you passionate about games and have always loved Marvel? Do you dream about making amazing games with the most iconic superheroes in the entire universe? If so, we may have the perfect job for you! Marvel Games is an IP-driven licensing business leveraging a massive library of more than 8,000 Super Heroes and Super Villains to create incredible games by partnering with the very best game companies on Earth. We are looking for an exceptionally talented Concept Artist to join Marvel Games!
As a Concept Artist on the Creative team, you will work closely with our Executive Creative Director and our Art Lead. Your primary goal is to provide concept art, illustration, and visual design support for our partners to ensure that our characters and worlds are authentically realized while continuing to evolve and elevate the incredibly rich character and visual storytelling history of the Marvel Universe across our entire console, PC, mobile, and VR games portfolio.


  • Work closely with our Art Lead to provide character and environment concept art support for multiple titles in a broad range of styles.
  • Help develop and maintain visual directions for our various games and ensure distinct visual identities for each product.
  • Assist with art feedback including 2D concepts, 3D art, animation, VFX, and UI.
  • Create concept art, illustrations, or graphic designs to help communicate our feedback to our partners or to assist them in achieving the project’s visual goals.

Basic Qualifications

  • 3+ years of professional experience as a concept artist and/or illustrator in PC, console, or mobile games, animation, or film.
  • Excellent knowledge of art and visual design principles and techniques relating to character and environmental design.
  • Ability to work in a broad range of visual styles.
  • Excellent understanding of anatomy and idealized heroic proportions.
  • A master of color and light, with a strong sense of design and composition.
  • Exceptional draftsman and painter, with the ability to sketch and iterate quickly, and take ideas to a highly polished execution.
  • Solid understanding of graphic design principles.
  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to manage and tackle multiple tasks, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to provide clear, concise, and actionable feedback and guidance, and present ideas with clarity, conviction, and collaborative understanding.
  • Sympathetic and champion collaborator that is able to adapt and adjust to a wide variety of studio work styles.
  • Knowledge of and authentic love for all things Marvel.


  • Your resume
  • A cover letter which should include your salary requirements and answers to the following questions:
    • Why are you interested in working at Marvel Games?
    • What’s one of your favorite video games in terms of art?
    • What games are you currently playing?
    • If you could be any Marvel Super Hero or Super Villain, which one would you choose and why?


Disney Television Animation is hiring Storyboard Artists for Big Hero 6: The Series!

Disney Television Animation is an industry leader in the production of creative, high-quality award-winning animated television series that uphold Disney’s long-standing animation heritage. Among the studio’s hit properties are Star vs. The Forces of Evil, Elena of Avalor, The Lion Guard, Mickey Mouse Shorts, and the new DuckTales, along with upcoming series Big City Greens and Big Hero 6 the Series.


  • Create storyboard sequences from rough storyboard panels through delivery of finished storyboard sequences.
  • Ensure that the vision and style of the show is consistently adhered to in executing of action, staging, camera and acting.
  • Address notes from Director and Creative Supervisors.
  • Collaborate with creative department heads and production to review goals and vision for the storyboards and discuss concerns, timelines and complexity, given the parameters of the schedule; Responsible for completing all deliverables on time and according to production schedule
  • Ensure that storyboard includes all final dialog, backgrounds, direction, and action by making drawing or text changes in description, dialog or numbering
  • Pitch storyboards to Director, crew and executives
  • Submit work that appropriately aligns with production and workflow guidelines requirements (i.e., naming conventions and storage)

Basic Qualifications

  • Minimum of 2 – 3 years storyboard experience and/or training on a similar show
  • TV animation series experience a plus
  • Knowledge of software and hardware including Cintiq, Toon Boon Storyboard Pro, Photoshop or other applicable storyboarding software
  • Ability to align with style and sensibility of show
  • Strong in comedy, action, emotional storytelling, and character interaction
  • Strong staging, composition and cinematography skills
  • Ability to draw characters on model and in a 3 dimensional setting​

Required Education

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience

Additional Information

Along with your resume, please upload storyboard samples to review for consideration or provide a link to an online portfolio.

Click here for details and to apply.

Walt Disney Animation Studios is hiring Visual Development Trainees!

Click here for details and to apply. 

2017 Talent Development Artist – Visual Development Trainee
The Apprentice Program 
Join us for an opportunity to experience the art of animation and be a part of Walt Disney Animation Studios. The Talent Development Apprentice Program is an immersive experience available for recent college graduates (within three years of graduation) for a 3, 6, or 12 month paid position. Under the guidance of a Disney Mentor, the Talent Development Apprentice Program offers a unique opportunity to hone and understand skills, refine and strengthen key disciplines, and engage in a real-time production environment.The Apprentice Program is based in our Burbank, California studio and begins October 2017. The first three months of the Apprentice Program start out as a Disney Animation trainee.  The deadline for applications is September 10, 2017 11:59 PM PST.The VisDev Trainee
Visual Development trainees visually explore the diverse elements of a film’s story including character design, set design, costume design, color schemes, lighting concepts, and inspiring visualization of key story moments.

In addition, an ability to execute specific character turnaround poses as well as detailed illustrations needed to expedite modeling and texturing.

We’re looking for artists with rich imaginations who are adept at visual communication. They should be skilled in the areas of color, design, anatomy, perspective and composition.

We at Walt Disney Animation Studios Art Department are a team of dedicated lifelong “students” who teach, tutor, push, challenge, and inspire each other. Ideally, an apprentice will engender fresh, unexpected viewpoints and new ways to look at our work and our workplace. We encourage original thinkers who inspire new ideas while respecting the Disney legacy for family friendly entertainment and appeal.  We offer a creatively challenging sandbox ready for those who know how much they need to learn but also suspect they have a few new tricks of their own to teach us.

To apply for this position you must include a resume, portfolio, and a profile creation or update.

Portfolios/demonstrated skills should include:

  • Character designs in a range of styles and archetypes, all with specific and clear personality and appeal
  • Paintings and environment designs that demonstrate stylistic range, with a strong sense of composition, color sense, narrative clarity, (preferably with character/environment interactions) and appeal
  • Exposure to the art of animation through an independent or collaborative film project(s) helpful
  • Life drawings, caricatures, and observational sketches
  • Portfolios do not need to include both character and environmental art but can be tailored to the applicant’s strengths
  • Student film projects; QuickTime movie files (.mov) preferred if submitting student film as supplemental material
  • Uploaded multipage PDF version of portfolio preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

Job Responsibilities:

  • Design characters and/or environments based on the director’s vision
  • Execute specific character turnaround poses as well as detailed illustrations to expedite collaboration with other disciplines later in the production process
  • Fully engage in all training activities and classes
  • Collaborate with and address notes from a Mentor/Supervising Artist in completion of all assignments
  • Proactively engage and collaborate with Art Department
  • Attend and contribute to all Art Department Meetings
  • Be inspired, know your research, and inspire through art

The Walt Disney Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Bureau of Magic (“Lost in Oz”) ​is hiring a part-time, fall intern to support staff in East Hollywood, CA.

Bureau of Magic (“Lost in Oz”) ​is hiring a part-time, fall intern to support staff in East Hollywood, CA.
​​​Responsibilities:​ The intern will work closely with the management in ongoing tasks including coordination of social media, meeting coordination and notes, and general office support. This is a paid internship.

Qualifications/Requirements​:​ Must be currently enrolled in a college or university, or have a college degree. Must have excellent communication skills and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously. Must have a professional manner and be detail-oriented with strong organizational skills. Must have strong computer proficiency, including knowledge of software like Adobe Photoshop, Gmail, and Adobe Acrobat Pro, as well as all social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, etc.
Desired Characteristics​:​ The ideal candidate would have an interest in entertainment, marketing and media relations.

Please email resumes to

The SPA Studios is hiring!

The SPA Studios is hiring!

SPA Studios is looking for a production manager for KLAUS, a 2D feature film in Madrid Spain, to begin ASAP through October of 2019. The production manager is responsible for the running of the production teams across all departments and for all day to day production operations. The production manager works with department leads and the production team to schedule departmental work, forecast needed crew, and to forecast delays and shortfalls against the master schedule and report this information to the producer.

Apply online​:

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