Tuesday, May 13, 2008

A job listing from Disney

NOTE: When U.S. studios wish to import a technical director or other worker from overseas under an H1-B immigration visa, they need to post a job notice to insure that there is nobody in the domestic talent pool available.

We have received the following job listing in connection with an H-1B visa application from Walt Disney Pictures.

Operating Company: Walt Disney Pictures

Job Location: Burbank, CA

Job Title: Technical Director, Animation

Job Duties:

  • Build, develop and refine computer systems and controls to construct complex organic 3D and articulated sets and prop models, digital implements, vehicles, buildings and implements.
  • Use computer animation production applications software including Maya and CGI/traditional artwork to develop character-deformation systems and corresponding controls that will define the layout and movement of characters and other computer generated elements.
  • Use polygonal, NURBS, (mathematical-code representation of 3D objects), modeling in Sub D's, and subdivision topologies to create surface models ranging from highly stylized cartoon characters to photo-realistic fantasy creatures.
  • Create 3D characters/props and environments from 2D drawings.
  • Establish technical requirements and priorities and animation controls and systems based on directions from Leads and Supervisors and feedback from the Director(s).
  • Minimum Requirements: Bachelor's degree, or foreign equivalent, in Design, Fine Arts or related field and 2 years experience in the position offered or as Digital Designer.
  • Other requirements include: CGI; Maya; Modeling in Sub D's; NURBS; Creation of 3D characters/props and environments from 2D drawings.

Salary: $107,987 per year.

Interested applicants should submit resume to:

Walt Disney Pictures
attn: Anne Kallstrom
POB 6217
Burbank, CA 91510

Applicants must possess legal authorization to work in the United States.

This notice is being posted in connection with the filing of a permanent alien labor certification application. Any person may provide documentary evidence bearing on the application to:

U.S. Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
844 N. Rush Street
12th floor
Chicago, IL 60611


U.S. Department of Labor
Employment and Training Administration
Harris Tower
233 Peachtree Street, Suite 410
Atlanta, GA 30303


Anonymous said...

They can't find anyone domestically who fits this description? Seriously? I can think of a half-dozen people off the top of my head... wonder if there's a finder's fee...

Anonymous said...

If someone fits that description, what's the likeliness that the person who applies will get that job over the person who's obviously already at Disney making the specific amount of $107,987 salary? It seems like Disney's just trying to get a greencard for this specific TD more than looking for someone.

Anonymous said...

So maybe someone who's applied for this job should send a copy of the rejection letter to the Labor Department.

I mean, what's Disney going to do? They've already turned you down ...

Just a thought.

Steve Hulett said...

They can't find anyone domestically who fits this description? Seriously?

I can't speak to the specifics of the Disney posting, but in many cases, the company greatly wants a foreign worker but Federal regs require it to post the job listing before actual hire of the foreign national.

Several years ago, I was told by an immigration attorney for Klasky-Csupo that they weren't pleased I was doing a job posting before an H1-B immigrant visa could be cleared.

"We were hoping there wasn't anybody," he said. I replied there were plenty of qualified applicants.

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