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VFX Art Intern (Remote)

United States, Remote

What does it take to be an Interniac? A true passion for game development, especially for the types of games we build. The passion to thrive in the rapid pace of an exciting studio and the creativity to deliver amazing player experiences.

Insomniac Games has studios in Burbank, CA and in Durham, NC with dedicated developers all over the country. Insomniac embraces a flexible work environment for our internships. Positions that require in-studio only work are in the specific job posting.

VFX Art Intern

The Visual Effects Art internship here at Insomniac Games, is an excellent opportunity to be part of game production. This intern will enjoy the work of a fast paced and creative environment of a game's studio. The VFX intern will be mentored by senior members of the team, through the Insomniac process for crafting VFX art.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Editing assets with our proprietary toolset
  • Crafting materials and meshes for visual effects
  • Providing finishing touches and polish on game assets
  • Optimizing visual effects to be performant
  • Set dressing the levels and cinematics with visual effects elements
  • Delivering milestones with the rest of the VFX team
  • Developing collaborative and cross-discipline team skills essential to game development
  • Learn game industry workflows, with added reward of getting final assets into the game.

Internship Qualifications:

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited university or educational institution, pursuing a Diploma, Certificate, Bachelor's, Master’s, or Ph.D with the following concentration: Computer Art, Illustration, Game Design, Product Design, or equivalent or six to twelve months related experience and/or training.
  • Internships are available to students who are US citizens or international students with an F-1 visa.
  • Possess strong foundational skills, and production design skills.
  • Proficiency in real-time game engines such as Unreal or Unity.
  • Familiarity with third-party tools such as Houdini, Maya, or Substance.
  • The ideal interns will be upbeat, self-motivated, creative, and responsible, with a passion for video games and art.

Internship Details:

  • This is a paid, full-time internship: 5 days per week for approximately 40 hours a week.
  • We expect at least an 8-week commitment from our interns.
  • This role is based in Burbank, CA or remote from an approved US state.

Our intern positions offer a fixed hourly pay rate. Please note that the pay rate is exclusive to the internship period and may not reflect what pay may look like following the completion of an internship.

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At SIE, we consider several factors when setting each role’s base pay range, including the competitive benchmarking data for the market and geographic location. 

Please note that the base pay range may vary in line with our hybrid working policy and individual base pay will be determined based on job-related factors which may include knowledge, skills, experience, and location. 

In addition, this role is eligible for SIE’s top-tier benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, matching 401(k), paid time off, wellness program and coveted employee discounts for Sony products. This role also may be eligible for a bonus package. Click here to learn more.

This is a flexible role that can be remote, with varying pay ranges based on geographic location. For example, if you are based out of Seattle, the estimated base pay range for this role is listed below.

$33.25—$45.75 USD

Founded in 1994, Insomniac Games is an independent AAA videogame developer that has released acclaimed hits for consoles, virtual reality, PC, mobile devices and browser; selling over 50 million video games along the way. They have full developmen...

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