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1. Where to Start?

Sample Resource Links

EA News
CG Society
Mandrake (hiring agency)

Media Job Search
Monster.ca
Path to Pixar

What do you bring to the party!

100 Things You Should Know for the Games Industry

How to Get a Job as an Animator in Game

 

Sample Portfolios

get a job


1. Research Exercise: Document 5 points

  1. Choose an employer to focus on
  2. Find 3 major points of interest in the company
  3. Make a list of THEIR clients (or PRODUCTS if this is more relevant)
  4. Indicate at least 1 reason why the company will prosper (ie. new product launch, new contract, established clientele, etc...)
  5. Identify a niche (useful position) for yourself in this organization

Hand in Research document on Blackboard (include your name). Due next class.     5%

2. Research/ Resources - Top 40 Job Leads
- complete in groups of 4 ( no repeat leads within a group)

  2. Top 40 Assignment  - Due end of next class as digital files     5%

3. Cover Letters

Special Cover Letter for Covid-19

 Cover Letter 1   |  Cover Letter 2  |  Cover Letter Samples 

3. - Create a cover Letter for your targeted Company - Due Next Class     5%

4. Resume 

Resume Essentials

Resumes for Animators

Avoid These 10 Resume Mistakes

Cool Resume Examples

4. Resume Assignment Outline - Due end of next class    5%
Have portfolio content ready for review next class

5. Internship / Placement - Internship discussion

5. - Download and print these documents: Download Placement Documents

6a. Branding - Business Card, Letterhead & Logo (black & white)   cool ideas  |  more cool ideas

6. - Branding Assignment  - Due in class 9    10%

card printer specs |  printer templates

Criteria:
Business card
1. Standard Cards are 2 x 3.25 "

Hand in printed &/or To Blackboard

7. Work on Branding

8a. Interview   Complete Interview Guide 1  |  2 |  3 |  4  Download and read these.

8b. Selecting your best pieces for Portfolio

8. Online Portolio   30%

Provide link for live online portfolio.
Must include: Gallery, Reel, Bio and Contact info.


9. Online Portfolio Work period (due class 10)

10. Online Portfolio Due

 

©2020 Daniel Ouellette

      Download Placement Documents

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Placement Opportunities

1. Working with Minecraft!  (1 spot)

2. Assorted 2D and 3D content creation  (many spots)

contact me if you are interested

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** Internship Employers who hired in 2020 **

** Link to Internships in Journalism in USA **

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Deliverables and Due Dates

  1. Research Exercise - 5% Due class 2
  2. Top 40 Research Exercise - 10% Due class 3
  3. Cover Letter - 10% - Due class 5
  4. Branded Resume - 10% - Due class 6
  5. Business Card - 10% Due class 7
  6. Completed Reel - 25% Due class 9
  7. Online Portfolio - 30% - Due class 10

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Top 40 Student supplied Resouce Links
All research to be shared here upon completion.

      Top 40 2020

This link will be live after our 3rd week.

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  Animation cost Estimator

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