Website LAIKA, LLC
The deadline to submit your application is Friday, July 31, 2020 by 6:00PM PST
Applications without relevant samples/portfolios/reels will not be considered.
- Please read the job description carefully before applying to ensure that you show proper qualifications and materials to support your application.
The Story Intern will gain valuable “hands on” production experience and training by working in collaboration with our skilled professionals. Interns are supported and challenged as they benefit from renowned stop-motion animation expertise. Specifically, the Story Intern will work with artists who, under the supervision of the Director, translate and interpret story lines into a visual medium via sketches, thumbnail drawings and finished storyboard drawings.
- Assist in the creation of quick thumbnail sketches through to finished detailed storyboard panels.
- Utilize storytelling techniques for film and the effective use of composition, camera and staging.
- Assist in performing background research to inform the story process.
- Assist with the illustration of script pages and story ideas.
- Assist in the visual analysis and translation of scripts.
- Assist in the creation of inventive ideas and stories with a sense of entertainment and humor for multiple types of creative projects.
- Assist in the development of character personality and dramatic/comedic action.
- Incorporate Director’s notes.
- Assist in general organization and upkeep of the work areas.
- Meet deadlines as established by Production Management.
- Currently enrolled as a Junior or Senior in college, or graduated within the last 12 months, with a focus in Animation, Film, Fine Arts, or other relevant area of study.
- Excellent drawing skills, which convey character and action.
- Strong understanding of the principles of animation; emotion, acting, movement is required.
- Experience with the Wacom Cintiq drawing tablet, a plus.
- Ability to take direction and embrace change with a willingness to listen, learn and do.
- Knowledge of Photoshop.
- Able to work both collaboratively and independently.
- Exhibits a strong attention to detail, communication skills, a great attitude and work ethic.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
- Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to walk; stand; sit; use hands to operate standard office equipment; reach with hands and arms; balance; stoop; talk or hear both in person and by telephone. The employee must lift and/or move up to 15 pounds. Vision abilities include close vision, distance vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
- Work environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee works under typical office conditions and is exposed to variable indoor temperatures. The noise level is usually quiet or moderate. In certain assignments, an employee may occasionally work near moving equipment and be exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals, airborne fumes and loud, prolonged noise (hearing protection required when using power tools).