– Animation Strategies
For our first week, we were divided into groups of 5 and given a list of themes we could choose to create our 3D Environment project. My group decided to go with the “Fairy Realm” theme, and with that, we began to brainstorm ideas. We generated ideas about concepts, inspirations, references and overall style. We decided to take time and delve more into research, meet up for Week 2 and then assign which one of us would do specific models.
– Professional Practice
For our first week, we were given a lecture on job roles and job searching in the Animation Industry. It gave an overall rundown on different types of job categories like development department, pre-production department, and production department. We were also taught how to search for animation specific jobs on the internet, from websites such as Reed.com, Linkedin to even Social Media such as Twitter. At the end of the class, we were assigned homework to complete for next week, which is 3 tasks:
- Search for different job roles within the animation industry
- Look through job sites for junior or intern or entry-level positions within animation
- Research an artist that you like, where did they begin their career and how they got their current position.