How to get hired in 3D: showreels and portfolios that work
If you want to work in the 3D industry, you’ll need to create an arresting demoreel. Here we show you showreels and portfolios that led to graduates landing their first jobs in 3D
A while ago we asked recruiters from leading animation, VFX, games and visualisation studios to provide their tips for crafting a winning application. (The full article ran in issue 132 of 3D World magazine.)
But it’s one thing to read about a showreel and quite another to actually see one. Here we show you the showreels and portfolios that led to graduates landing their first jobs in 3D.
Follow the links below to view the showreels/porfolios they submitted with their applications and find out why they think they were successful – and whether the studio that hired them agrees.
Adam Strick, cycles animator, DreamWorks
Click here to view Adam’s reel
Emma Ewing, animator, Framestore
Click here to view Emma’s reel
Christopher Mutton, junior technical character artist, SCEE Cambridge
Click here to view Christopher’s reel
Graham Linfield, intern/junior CGI artist, Taylor James
Click here to view Graham’s reel
Panos Pallaris, junior CGI artist, Taylor James
Click here to view Panos’s reel
Phil Scadding, assistant CGI artist, Burrows
Click here to view Phil’s reel
Dave Sturch, assistant CGI artist, Burrows
Click here to view Dave’s reel
Need more guidance on how to get started in 3D?
Follow these links for more information on how to help kick-start your CG career:
Getting started in 3D
10 simple steps to getting a job in CG
3D World Jobs brings together CG job-seekers and studios
Tips for getting that 3D job
Find a 3D Course
For more help, grab a copy of 3D World issue 154
In the latest issue 3D World, you’ll find a CG training course guide, showcasing some of the places you can go to study, such as the Savannah College of Art and Design and Vancouver Film School.
In issue 154 of 3D World you'll find a CG training course guide. The guide features Vancouver Film School and Savannah College of Art and Design and other world renowned 3D training centres
on Wednesday, March 7th, 2012 at 9:51 am under Features, Guides.
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