Cinematics Character Modeling Intern
Cinematics Irvine

Greetings, students! We’re geared up here to offer another round of epic internship experiences in summer 2018. The internship program offers the opportunity to pause your studies for one summer and work side-by-side with Blizzard Entertainment employees in your area of interest, doing real work that oftentimes ends up in production. As such, we hold you to the same high standards as anybody else in the company.

Just like our gameplay experiences, Blizzard internships are a fully immersive experience. We want interns who are enthusiastic about what they want to do for a living and excited to come in every day to learn and contribute in this hyper-creative atmosphere. Being fully engaged with our team also means communicating effectively and maintaining an open mind - one that is receptive to feedback and able to adapt and grow. Your hobbies and interests can also play in your favor. Passion for technology, gaming, game development, and an in-depth knowledge of Blizzard games, products, and services will always be a plus with us, regardless of the position you’re applying for. Be passionate about who you are, be into our industry, and be willing to go all-in and embrace this opportunity to the fullest!

QUEST OBJECTIVES

Blizzard Animation is looking for a Character Modeling Artist Intern.  Candidates should have some experience working with digital modeling software to create dynamic and appealing characters.  From the stylized characters of Overwatch or Hearthstone to photorealistic Cinematic models from the Warcraft Universe, the applicate must be excited to tackle any design tasked to them.  

Our ideal candidate is highly motivated and enthusiastic to share the workload of our hard-working, talented team.  You will be right amongst the other artists and be held responsible to help assist the team in creating characters and props for our upcoming Cinematics.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Currently enrolled in a college or university, or planning to enroll in Fall 2017
  • Returning for at least one more semester or quarter following the Summer 2018 internship
  • Able to work fulltime hours for 11 – 12 weeks at the Blizzard office indicated in this job posting between May 2018 – August 2018 or June 2018 – September 2018 (group dates depend on when you get out of school)
  • Authorized to work in the US

LEVEL REQUIREMENTS

  • Basic understanding of Maya and the production pipeline
  • Basic understanding of Zbrush and/or Mudbox
  • Basic understanding of UVing, Topology and Displacement map extraction
  • Ability to collaborate with the Character Modeling Team and bring your own passion, ideas and creativity to Blizzard Animation as a whole

RECOMMENDED TALENTS

  • Strong understanding of anatomy, proportions, form and silhouette
  • Knowledge of Blizzard’s cinematic visual style

QUEST ITEMS

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Demo Reel / Portfolio via Website

WARNING! Applications that do not include all of the required materials will not be considered. We’re serious about this – due to the volume of applications we receive, we only have time to consider complete submittals.

Blizzard Entertainment is a global company committed to growing our employees along with the business. We offer generous benefits and perks with an eye on providing true work / life balance. We’ve worked hard to foster an intensely collaborative and creative environment, a diverse and inclusive employee culture, and training and opportunity for professional growth. Our people are everything. Our core values are real, and our mission has never changed. We are dedicated to creating the most epic entertainment experiences…ever. Join us!

Submit your application no later than December 10, 2017.

 

Blizzard Entertainment is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, protected veteran status, or any other basis protected by applicable law, and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Accommodation Request: We are committed to working with and providing reasonable assistance to individuals with physical and mental disabilities. If you are a disabled individual requiring an accommodation to apply for an open position, please email your request to talentacquisition@blizzard.com. General employment questions cannot be accepted or processed here. Thank you for your interest.

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