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Animation - LA

Environment Modeler

Mid-City, Los Angeles Animation - LA
Skydance offers a dynamic, inclusive, and ever-evolving culture where innovative ideas are welcomed, and growth fostered. The partnership between unique creativity and technological advancements are demonstrated within each pillar of the company. At the heart of it all is a commitment to boldly entertaining and relevant storytelling.
While all Animation studios look to hire people who are creative and hard-working, Skydance Animation is specifically looking for pioneers who seek to push the limits of what the world’s most collaborative art form can achieve, and to give those pioneers the space and the resources to build a new studio that’s doing something different.
If you’ve ever dreamt of what the early days of Hollywood must have been like, of what it takes to roll up your sleeves and break new ground, figure out a new process, and to one day say, “I was there when it all began,” then welcome aboard…
As an Environment Modeling Artist, you will be involved in many aspects of Visual Development, working in coordination with Production Designer and Art Director to deliver a visually impressive look. You will be asked to help guide this process. Your experience will highlight and avoid potential problems early and also reveal opportunities for efficiency and increased quality.


  • Partnering and collaborating with the Visual Development team
  • Perform research that will inform the design of the work
  • Brainstorm inventive ideas to add depth, humor, emotion and resonance to visual concepts
  • Modeling from concepts following the look of the show
  • Ability to create, adapt, and iterate, within a variety of artistic styles
  • Knowledge of skinning, rigging, technical constraints and optimization
  • Follow Production Designer and Art Director’s notes
  • Requirements

  • 1 year of experience in the animation industry
  • Experience with Maya, SpeedTree, Arnold render
  • Experience with traditional drawing and/or painting a plus
  • Skydance is a diversified media company founded by David Ellison in 2010 to create high quality, event-level entertainment for global audiences. The Company brings to life stories of immersive worlds across its feature film, television, interactive, and animation divisions.
    Skydance is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to building and fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce. We welcome and consider applicants for employment regardless of race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, pregnancy status, military/veteran status, disability, or any other protected category. Diversity in the workplace is not just a commitment, it is who we are and a reflection of what makes our world special.