Monday, 16 February 2015
FrameStore are hiring!
Time for our animation graduates to polish their demo reels - London's Framestore is actively recruiting talent for a big roster of upcoming feature films. Framestore have gone from strength to strength in recent years, working on ground-breaking hit films like Gravity. Most recently they did the vfx work on Paddington, now the second-largest grossing non-Hollywood family film of all time. So what does it take to land a job with one of the world's leading VFX houses?
For starters - a great demo reel
Obviously, you need a great demo reel, an up-to-date CV, and the social skills to get past the job interview. Mainly though, it's all about the demo reel. Follow this link to find out more about how to make your animation demo reel so awesome that no studio can turn you down. You should also write a short cover letter explaining in a few sentences why you think you would be suitable for the job.
What if you don't get the job?
Even if you don't get the job, applying for work makes you stronger, and better prepared the next time around. We encourage all our students to keep an eye out for the latest positions, and apply regularly for animation jobs as they come up.
How do you find out about jobs in the animation & vfx industry?
Remember to sign up for the various jobs boards at sites like www.animationjobs.com.
What else can I do to find work?
Stay connected, persevere, and you will get there in the end.
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 awn.com 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.