Clear Angle Studios – Capture Assistant Internship

If you are a fan of working onset, cameras, lenses, scanning, films, VFX and games, then this is the 4-week internship for you.

Schedule
27.05.2021 - 13.06.2021
Application deadline
13.06.2021
THIS INTERNSHIP IS NOW CLOSED

Internship overview

Clear Angle Studios is a world-leading company based in Pinewood Studios which covers all aspects of scanning for VFX, from full 360º character scanning in its multi camera systems, LiDAR scanning of sets and high-resolution environment acquisition.

 

Your role as an intern would include supporting the team with:

  • the setup, shooting and maintenance of their multi-camera, full-body character scanning systems
  • on location scanning
  • handling and organising captured data
  • logging shoot data
  • prop scanning
  • shooting texture and look development reference

During this 4-week internship, you will be provided with in-person training by CAVE Academy and Clear Angle Studios on topics such as how to shoot HDRIs and panoramas, capture texture and look dev reference, and shooting geometry reference. A structured progression path will also be presented, and you will get hands-on mentorship from the Clear Angle Studios team.

On successful completion of the internship, interns will be assessed and opportunities to progress into Junior Capture Assistant roles will be offered to select candidates.

This is a paid internship programme for up to 6 artists. The internship does not include travel or housing assistance.

Please note – applicants must be eligible to work in the U.K. and have a full clean driving license and means of transportation.

Who are Clear Angle Studios?

In 2013, after many hours of blood, sweat and tears, Dominic Ridley and Christopher Friend incorporated Clear Angle Studios, and after one year of trading had grown to four staff and one rig. Fast forward 8 years and CAS now services clients from all over the world, with varying requirements and budgets, and employs over 50 legendary crew globally. Big enough to make it all run like clockwork but small enough to still feel like a family.

Whether it’s a living or inanimate object you require captured in 3D, CAS can more than likely make it happen. CAS prides itself on being adaptable, sympathetic, accurate and affordable. And they love to meet new people.

Recent projects include:

Schedule

  • Internship duration: 4 weeks
  • Application opening date: 24th May 2021
  • Deadline for applications: 11th June 2021 (12 noon)
  • Interview week (via Zoom): 14th June 2021 – 18th June 2021
  • Intern selection: 21st June 2021
  • Internship start date: 5th July 2021
  • Internship end date: 30th July 2021 (at this stage, interns will be assessed and select candidates will be offered a Junior Capture Assistant role)

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Supporting the building and running of our multi camera full body systems on set/location.
  • Supporting the building and running of our prop scanning systems.
  • Supporting the laser arm scanning of props.
  • Supporting shooting prop textures and tiles specifically for VFX.
  • Following and updating shoot tracking spreadsheets.
  • Liaising with clients during shoot to make sure we deliver the best service possible.
  • Working under tight time constraints and solving problems on the fly.
  • Communicating with system leads to ensure efficiencies are met both during and post capture.
  • Committed to making sure our clients’ needs are met on site.
  • Completing all exercises for training.

Requirements

  • Must be eligible to work in the U.K.
  • Full clean driving license and means of transportation is a must.
  • Basic knowledge of photography is desirable.
  • Basic knowledge of Windows operating systems.
  • Meticulous data handling and attention to detail.
  • Calm under pressure with good problem-solving skills.
  • A team player with excellent communication skills.
  • Adaptable and flexible to schedule changes with a willingness to travel.
  • Basic knowledge of filmmaking is desirable but not a must.
  • Basic knowledge of Computer Graphics is desirable but not a must.

How to apply?

This internship is now closed. Keep an eye out as we’ll be looking to run further internships with Clear Angle Studios during 2021 and 2022.

Our Interns

Elias Rodriguez

A boring life doesn’t suit me, as boring doesn’t match with creativity. I grew up playing videogames, watching movies and drowning, things that every kid usually do until I figured out that I can create myself those realities I used to see on a screen. The studies I did reflect my willingness to stimulate and improve my creative skills. Every day different ideas come up in my mind and I love thinking about the best way I can express it. Photography, videomaking, animation, drowning and lighting are some of the many fields I try to keep updating working at my web profiles, reading about new approaches and advances and trying new stuff every day.

Lucie Krausova

I have graduated in 2020 as 3D animator at Pearson College (Escape Studios). I have a great interest in TV and I studied BA in 3D, which gave me great insight into the industry. I am self-motivated and work well within a team or on my own, I like to make things perfect, therefore attention to detail is no problem for me.

Joseph Bishop

I am a recent VFX graduate from Norwich University of the Arts. I volunteered for a film-making club during my time at school and in College I did a Media Production course where I discovered my love for VFX. I also have an interest in computing and some experience with Linux. My blend of creative and technical skills is one of the reasons I enjoy VFX.