Apprentice Program

Location: Los Angeles, CA
DreamJob Description

The TTF Apprenticeship is a 10-week program designed to give you the hands-on training needed to successfully transition into our artist pool as a junior level Shot Creator. As an Apprentice you will have the opportunity to receive guidance and mentorship from industry professionals, experience real on-show training, and have the potential of working at our leading previs studio upon successful completion of the Apprentice Program.

Apprentice Program Info:

  • Session 1: February 12, 2019 – April 19, 2019
  • 40 to 45 hour week (The first three weeks at 40, the remaining at 45 depending on show needs)
  • Sorry no partial apprenticeships, applicants must be available 5 days a week between 9 am to 6 pm
  • This is a paid apprenticeship

The Ideal candidate will be able to:

  • Create sequences of shots from storyboards and/or script pages to enhance story.
  • Animate characters, creatures, props, and vehicles.
  • Establish character blocking, camera positioning and animate camera movement.
  • Create scene lighting that complements the shot and matches the sequence.
  • Understand cinematic language, camera terminology and have the ability to use motion blur, depth of field and other effects, to create realism.
  • Clean up and accentuate mocap animation.
  • Tweak and alter basic models and textures to complement shots.
  • Understand shot continuity of sequence to help guide shot creation
  • Possess a strong sense of composition, color, and animation timing.
  • Work well on a team and successfully take direction from a supervisor.
  • Adapt quickly and accept change – often have to toss out ideas and start fresh.
  • Maintain high consistent standard of quality.


To qualify for the Apprentice Program, you must be one of the following:

  • A new Junior Artist (less than 2 years of experience)
  • A recent graduate
  • Will be graduating before the Apprenticeship Program begins

Additional Qualifications:

  • Software knowledge:
    • Autodesk Maya
    • Adobe After Effects (a plus)
  • To be eligible applicants must demonstrate the ability to work in the United States without sponsorship

Application Guidelines:

You will need to submit the following:

  • Resume
  • Demo Reel and breakdown
  • Cover letter, stating why you are interested in our program and why you would be a great candidate
  • Application Deadline for Session One: January 6, 2019


This Apprenticeship is located at our Los Angeles Headquarters. No relocation or housing assistance will be provided for this program.

U.S. Applicants only: TTF participates in E-Verify and we will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. All documents provided for proof of work authorization must be current and unexpired. We cannot accept expired proof of identity.

IMPORTANT: If the Government cannot confirm that you are authorized to work, TTF is required to give you written instructions and an opportunity to contact DHS and/or the SSA before taking adverse action against you, including terminating your employment.

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