Getting the Dream Job

Hi everyone,
 
If your reading this, you either are a professional in the industry or probably like me and want to land a dream job in animation. I've applied to pretty much every internship, apprenticeship, animation positions, rigging/td, etc... and I never hear anything back. I am determined to land my dream job and willing to do whatever I need to, to make that happen! I've tried adding as many keywords to my resume, put my best work in my reel, and Ive been following up with studios on my application but I'm not hearing anything??? Would anyone take a look at my work and let me know what I'm not seeing. My site is www.torokanimation.com
 
Thanks!
Norbert Torok on July 24 at 10:02 PM in Jobs /Career guidance
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Very very impressive show reel and website! :) this is something I still struggle with... and it's one of those things that could have many answers? Company is busy, your at the bottoms of their pile, they're not looking for anyone at the moment, etc.
 
ive learned companies take their time when replying. What you've got in your reel show potential. It should get you in somewhere. But sometimes, you just have to work at the bottom and work your way up. 
 
Student films don't cut it I'm afraid as work experience, I did this too. No one takes them seriously. Don't put them in you CV unless it's something worth while, like you won a competition or festival award, etc. 
Tyrone Owens on July 24 at 10:21 PM
But I my only advice that worked for me, was to seek out independent and startup studios... get your foot in the door. You might have become a generalist. Because the crew might be small. Which you seem to cover anyway. That's all I can think of, but maybe some of the professional artist out there can give more advice on this and help you out.
on July 24 at 10:23 PM
Awesome thanks Tyrone! I really appreciate you taking the time and writing your feedback. I am 100% okay with working at the bottom. But I feel that "the bottom" should be somewhere you can grow. Thanks again man!
on July 24 at 10:28 PM
Norbert,
 
Nice looking portfolio and site. Without echoing the past comments I agree with Mario on your site, but specifically looking at your knowledge level.
 
As someone not familiar with you at a glance I would say you do everything, but what do you do well? And what is it you are looking to do? If you want to become a character animator all over those other skills (zBrush, AE, Premiere, etc.) are perks and distract from your ultimate goal.
 
 
All the best,
 
Steven
 
 
 
Steven Jase on July 25 at 12:04 PM Edited
I think Tyrone's advice is on point!  You might have to just get in SOMEWHERE at this point.  That is the absolute key. From there, your coworkers and more experience will bring you up.  When you land that job, continue working on your free time to get better. We will have one on one coaching available on Animatedbuzz very soon so you can check in with mentors to go over your work in detail.  Finding a mentor who will walk you through the process of animating is the best way to get better.   
 
From what I see right now, on your website, I would recommend browsing other animator websites and noticing how they lay it out.  The first thing that you should see is that demo reel, in my opinion.  All the other stuff might not be needed at all. The design of the site is cool but you might just want to simplify and literally just have the demo reel in the middle of the page. Otherwise, it seems like you're just trying really hard to impress your visitors, etc.  I think we are all guilty of over complicating things at times so it's helpful to get outside opinions. So most importantly, let the Reel speak for you!  
 
 
 
Mario Furmanczyk on July 24 at 11:24 PM