Sunday, April 5, 2009

What are recruiters looking for?

In this article, VFXWorld interviewed recruiters from 6 major studios: Double Negative, Pixar, Rhythm & Hues, Dreamworks, SPI, RSP, and the Orphanage. They asked the recruiters what qualities they look for when hiring 2D artists. Of course experience is a must, but some recruiters look for more subtle qualities as well, such as strong acting skills or a sense of humor. This is a good read for animators trying to break into the indusrty. You can check out the entire article here:

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


Howdy all! I wanted to direct you to my newly revised portfolio website. Since I have started Animation Mentor and have decided to pursue a career in character animation, I felt I should make my portfolio site more animation-oriented than it had been. On the site I feature my Progress Reel from Class One: Basic Foundations, as well as my drawings, photography, and some artwork that I had created previous to Animation Mentor. Hope you enjoy! :)

Class One: Basic Foundations Progress Reel

Last week was my final week in Class One: Basic Foundations, and now I am starting Class Two: Psychology of Body Mechanics with Shaun Freeman as my mentor. I am with a fantastic group, and I even recognize some of my classmates from Basic Foundations. This semester is going to be cool, and I will try to post with updates as often as I can. Here, below, is my Progress Reel from Class One. It is not perfect yet, but I definitely had fun working on it.