Cinesite accepting entries for 2012 Inspire Internship Program

By ANIMATION XPRES... | 11 January, 2012 - 12:31

Cinesite, one of the world’s leading film visual effects houses, announced that it is now accepting applications for its highly successful annual internship program, Inspire. Now in its third year, a new technical effects strand has been added to Inspire, which specifically targets graduates with an interest in computer programming or technical effects. Antony Hunt, managing director, added the new placement to encourage a new-generation of skilled programmers to consider the VFX industry as a viable option for their skills, and to help budding effects artists demonstrate their technical ability.

Cinesite’s visual effects internship will run in conjunction with the technical effects internship. Both placements are six-week paid positions which will commence this summer. The technical effects strand is aimed at graduates who may have a background in computer programming or have studied computer graphics but have an interest in technical effects and programming. The visual effects internship is suited to artists with a background in computer animation or computer graphics who are interested in modeling, animation, compositing, digital matte painting and other visual effects positions.

“I’m always bowled over by the amount of submissions we receive for Inspire, and every year the quality of entries keeps getting better and better,” said Hunt. “I’m looking forward to seeing how creative the applicants will be, and unearthing a few genius programmers at the same time. Best of luck to everyone who applies.”

Previous Inspire winners have worked on Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, and are currently working onJohn Carter and World War Z. Since finishing their placements, all six winners have since secured positions at Cinesite.

Applications can be made at, where application packs and further information can also be found. The deadline to submit entries is 13 April. @Cinesite on Twitter will carry updates on all Inspire developments.