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How to become an Animation Intern?

I'm currently in my freshman year, and go to an art based highschool. I've been researching 3-D animation, and was wondering how people become interns at big companies like Disney, Pixar, etc.

How much experience in animation do they look for? Are they looking for actual animators, or someone to get them coffee? Any insight would be helpful.

#animation #3d-animation #internships #art

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Sheila’s Answer

Hello Iselle:

In researching your question I went to Disney website. Here's a link to help you get started on internships, careers, etc. at Disney.  .  . 

https://www.disneyanimation.com/careers/interns-apprentices

Good Luck to You!

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Jason’s Answer

Animation interns are entry level jobs, sometimes paid, given to those looking for a career in animation. The best candidates will demonstrate the skills and dedication to the field. So you'll need a darn good reel to demonstrate that, and optionally, a former education. Creative fields are very competitive, so you have to be willing to work hard on your craft. You aren't likely to get a job in this field with nothing to offer to an employer. Anyone can get coffee, but employers generally hire interns as tryouts for a possible hire - they can selectively browse the interns for the standouts and then maybe offer them a job as an Inbetweener, provided you can animate and draw (for traditional animation). Also, and this is often overlooked, are you Likeable? They want to work with people they like, and can spend many hours a day with working under pressure. Someone who responds positively to criticism, and always meets deadlines.


Cheers,

Jason

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