Friday, 5 September 2014

Nowadays there are lots of great websites to check for the latest news on who is hiring in the animation industry.  One of the best new sites that every animator should be aware of is The clue is in the name, and they have plenty of listings for the latest vacancies. Best of all, you can sign up for an email alert, and have them let you know what's new. So polish your CV/Resume, make sure your demo reel is up to scratch, and get out there and start applying.

VFX Jobs at Facebook
Other good places to look for work include the jobs page at, the new jobs page at Cartoon Brew, and the VFX jobs page at Facebook.  Finally, don't forget the power of word of mouth. Your animator friends and colleagues are always the best place to start when looking for vacancies. Most companies like to hire on an internal recommendation - if an existing staff member can vouch for the newbie, then everyone starts to relax and feel confident.

For more information on finding work and surviving in the animation and visual effects business, read our post on how to find a job in the animation industry, and check out our post about what not to do at a job interview. Also see our post on starting your own small animation business, learn how to create an invoice, and see how we are helping our students find work through our film co-operative Nano Films.  Download the free Escape Studios Careers in VFX Handbook. Take a look at how can help you find a job, and read our piece about how to survive as a freelance animator. Also, find out what Cinesite look for in a student's demo reel, and read our post on setting up your own animation business.

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