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Imaging Science, Summer 2024 (Gold Rising) 


Job Summary:

The Science and Technology Council is one of the departments of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences which serves the various needs of the industry’s science and technology community. It promotes cooperation among divergent technological interests, provides a forum for the exchange of information, fosters educational activities, and works to preserve the history of the science and technology of motion pictures. One of the Council’s projects is the Academy Color Encoding System (ACES), a free, open, device-independent color management and image interchange system.

  • The intern will have the opportunity to interact with ACES working groups focused on the development of future version of the ACES system.
  • The intern will conduct experiments, analyze data, and write prototyping code.


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This is a limited term internship position beginning in June 2024 through August 2024. The hourly wage for this role is $16.78.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work with the Director of Imaging Technology and Sr. Imaging Engineer to plan, conduct, and analyze experiments related to color management, color science, and image and color perception.
  • Assist the Sr. Imaging Engineer in writing prototype image-processing and color-management code.
Position Requirements
  • Enrolled in an accredited imaging science, color science, engineering, computer science, photography, or film university degree program.
  • A minimum of 2.8 GPA
  • Meets internship program requirements of the degree program.
  • Knowledge and interest in motion picture technology, color science, photographic science, and image engineering.
  • Understanding of basic Motion Picture and Video image capture and processing workflows.
  • Understanding of color management and color science concepts, particularly as applied to the development of color imaging systems.
  • Understanding of basic photographic concepts (f-stops, shutter speeds, exposure, optics, etc.).
  • Experience solving problems with computer programming languages and scripting languages such as Matlab, Python, R, Julia, C, C++, shell scripting, etc.
  • Experience with creative tools packages such as Adobe Photoshop, Nuke, Resolve, Baselight, etc.
  • Proficiency with Unix-like operating system (e.g. Mac OS and Linux) and shells (sh, bash, zsh, etc.).
  • Ability to work well independently as well as with others and perform as part of a team.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.



If hired, we require all employees to be vaccinated against COVID-19, unless a medical or religious accommodation is needed as determined on a case-by-case basis.


This internship is part of the Academy’s Gold Rising program, an 8-week internship enhancement program that incorporates learning opportunities including an intensive two-day orientation, weekly panels, exclusive networking events, workshops, screenings, and mentorship opportunities with Academy members.

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Full-Time/Part-Time -unspecified-  
Position Imaging Science, Summer 2024 (Gold Rising)  
Location Los Angeles  
About the Organization The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is a global community of more than 10,000 of the most accomplished artists, filmmakers and executives working in film. In addition to celebrating and recognizing excellence in filmmaking through the Oscars, the Academy supports a wide range of initiatives to promote the art and science of the movies, including public programming, educational outreach and the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures.
EOE Statement The Academy is committed to equal opportunity in employment and to creating and valuing diversity in its workforce. Maintaining a diverse workforce is important to the Academy. The Academy enforces a strict policy that prohibits discrimination in hiring, training, compensation, promotion, transfer, or termination, whether on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or genetic information. This includes a workplace that is free of all forms of harassment. Also, to help foster diversity, the Academy uses programs that ensure fairness of opportunity, pay, and growth to all applicants and employees. Every employee of the Academy is required to follow this policy and to preserve the Academy’s commitment to diversity.  

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