Motion Graphics Intern: Sherman Oaks, CA

Posted: August 24, 2010 by ljhadvisor in Internships

Reports To

Design Director – Jamey Clouse

Direct Reports



Hourly (non-exempt)


PlayNetwork, the leading creator of in-store, online, and on-device entertainment media experiences, such as music, video, digital signage, messaging, and more, is seeking an intern to assist in the Motion Graphics and Video Production department.   The right internship candidate must be passionate about visual design for broadcast, motion graphics, 2D & 3D animation, user interface design & functionality, high-level creativity and the video production process.  Candidate must have the ability to step up and solve problems in quick turnaround situations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

·         Software – Utilize and further enhance their knowledge foundation of Adobe CS5, Maxon Cinema 4D, Final Cut Studio, Final Cut Server, OSX, and all supplementary programs we use daily.

·         Asset Management – Prepare projects, reformat files, and properly gather & create elements for designers to use on all projects.  

·         File Organization – The intern will be responsible for learning and adhering to our current file structure and how it integrates with Final Cut Studio.  Both for creation of elements and delivery of final renders. 

·         Project Archive – We have countless older projects that need to be sifted through, collected, and redistributed on the XSAN in a more workable fashion. 

·         Client Research – our intern would help identify current branding for clients and research trends associated with their target audiences.

·         Interact with in-house producers and production team to obtain necessary information on our clients content needs.

·         Assist in preparation of shoots, and attend shoots when necessary

·         Help research new segments for established accounts. Find helpful information on the client, their products, business and marketing direction, demographic or trends, social sites and client tastes.

·         Provide the video production team with support when needed.

·         GPC-TV. Develop new segments and update existing elements through all phases of production.

Skills and Abilities Required:

·         Candidates must have basic graphic design skills and have familiarity with Adobe  CS software.

·         Ideal candidates with possess good knowledge of current pop culture, trends, social networking and an in-depth understanding of today’s music, gaming and film scene.


·         Exemplifies the PlayNetwork Guiding Principles in actions and behaviors

·         Inspires others through his/her professionalism and work integrity

·         Responds creatively to “continuous change” and steady growth environment

·         Solutions-oriented team player

·         High level of confidentiality and discretion

·         Seeks out information, training, and other resources needed to facilitate continual professional development necessary to be successful in this position


Physical Demands and Work Environment: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit for long periods of time.  In this position you must be able to regularly lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.  Due to the nature of our business, you may be exposed to potentially offensive lyrics and/or video content.  In order to prevent this type of material from going to our customers it is a necessary function of our business to listen for, edit or remove this content from our database.  This job description should not be construed to imply that these requirements are the only duties, responsibilities, and qualification for this job. Incumbents may be required to follow any additional related instructions, acquire related job skills and perform other related work as required.


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