Here at animation Apprentice we believe not just in training our students for a career in the animation industry, but we think we can do better - and actually find them jobs. Partly, this involves placing students in internships, recommending them for work whenever opportunities arise. But we can be more proactive than this, by taking on small freelance jobs at Nano Films, making short films for commercial clients and utisiling our pool of talented students to do the animation. Just recently we brought in a new job for a repeat customer, on our tight deadline. So, what can our apprentice animators expect if they get involved?
What's the project?
It's a 2D animated project for a client we have worked for before. Repeat business is always the best kind!
What is the film about?
It is a short promotional film for a new product being launched by the company. The film runs around 40 seconds.
Is it a paid gig?
Yes. We can't pay much, since we bid low to get the job, but we can pay students a modest rate for their time.
Is is worth doing?
Definitely. Getting paid experience on a live brief is always worth doing. It helps to build your commercial experience and get great work for your demo reel.
How can I can involved?
If you are a student at Animation Apprentice and you would like to get involved, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
To find out more about Animation Apprentice, click here for a link to Frequently Asked Questions. To sign up for our next classroom at Animation Apprentice, follow this link. 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 arehelping 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. Also see our post about freelancers and taxes.