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Where to Start?

Sample Resource Links

EA News
CG Society
Monster.ca
Path to Pixar
Mandrake (hiring agency - corporate)

What do you bring to the party!

100 Things You Should Know for the Games Industry

 

Animation Portfolios

Sample Portfolios

get a job

1. Demo Reel


1. Demo Reel - Due Class 2 
25%

To go with online portfolio.
Must include: your name and contact at beginning and end of reel.

Guide for Animation Demo Reel

9 steps to creating a great Animation Reel


 

2. Online Portfolio


2. Online Portfolio - Due Class 4
  30%

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

 

3. Resume

3. Resume Assignment Outline - Due in class 6    15%

Resume Tips & Essentials

Resumes for Animators

Avoid These 10 Resume Mistakes

Cool Resume Examples

 

4. Cover Letters

4. - Create a cover Letter for your targeted Company - Due Class 5    10%

Cover Letter 1   |  Cover Letter 2  |  Cover Letter Samples     (Special Cover Letter for Covid-19)

Guide for Cover letters (McGill University)

Following up    Follow up letter before an interview

 

5. Internship / Placement - Internship discussion


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

 

5a. Branding - Business Card

5a. - Business Card - Due in class 7    10%

cool ideas  |  more cool ideas

card printer specs |  printer templates

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

Hand in printed copy & Digital file To Canvas

 

6. Research/ Resources - Top 10 Job Leads

6. - Top 10 Research Exercise: Document - Due in class 8   10 %



7a. Interview   Complete Interview Guide 1  |  2 |  3 |  4  Download and read these.

8- 10. Pitching employers for placements.

 

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Deliverables and Due Dates

  1. Completed Reel - 25% Due class 2
  2. Online Portfolio - 30% - Due class 4
  3. Cover Letter - 10% - Due class 5
  4. Branded Resume - 15% - Due class 6
  5. Business Card - 10% Due class 7
  6. Top 10 Research Exercise - 10% Due class 8

  Upload work / links to Blackboard

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Download Placement Documents

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Placement Opportunities

CFB Trenton - needs 3D content creators

Picnic Game Labs - Contact Iain

Signal Space - Contact Liam (email)

•  Big Jump Rigging Job - Apply

• Remember to post reels on Facebook Loyalist page too!

Research companies before making contact!!

contact me if you have questions.

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Top 40 Student supplied Resouce Links
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