Working as researcher in computer graphics

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Hey t/3/apots, I'm really interested in working at one of the big animation studios on the technical side of things, like the people that develop the technology for rendering snow in Frozen or the developers of renderman. I was hoping someone here who had experience could answer these two questions:

>how important is it to have published papers when applying for this kind of internships or jobs?
>how much people are applying for this jobs? is it as sought after as animation or character design positions?

Maybe this isn't the place to ask, but I figured I had the best chances here, thanks.