Cinesite launches 4th edition of Inspire Internship Programme

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Leading digital effects facility Cinesite has opened entries for its annual internship programme, Inspire, which aims to give graduates from varied course backgrounds the opportunity to gain valuable first-hand experience in the world of high-end VFX.

For the 2013 Inspire programme, Cinesite is offering two placements - a visual effects placement and a programming placement. Cinesite says last year's technical effects strand has evolved into the programming placement to attract talent with computer programming skills from a wider pool.

"Inspire is now in its fourth year and we’ve been building on the programme to address areas where our industry is continuing to lack important skills," said Antony Hunt, managing director of Cinesite. “There are still many computer programmers out there who aren't aware of our thriving industry and the opportunities to build a career in visual effects. We've spent the past year forging relationships with tutors at colleges and universities to help get the word out about the need for programmers in our industry."

The programming internship will run in conjunction with the visual effects internship. Both placements are paid positions and will run for six weeks in the summer of 2013. The programming placement is targeting people with skills in computer graphics, computer science and related technical subjects. And the visual effects strand targets people with interests in digital matte painting, animation, lighting, texturing, modelling, FX and compositing.

Previous winners of the Inspire Programme have worked on the following Cinesite credits: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, John Carter and the new James Bond movie, Skyfall.

Candidates can register by clicking here. The deadline for entries is 10 May 2013 with winners announced in June.