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What is 3D Animation and How to get 3D Animation Jobs?

By Angel Rigg Subscribe to RSS | December 21st 2011 | Views:

Most of the people talking about animation industry and especially 3D animation, describes it as a cool, interesting, glorious and one of the most amazing industry for one to start his career with. Students, individuals and aspiring candidates who have completed their studies in 3D animation are on a constant lookout for better career opportunities with 3D animation jobs.

As for theory, 3D animation is different to that of traditional animation. It is a process of producing moving pictures in a three dimensional environment with the help of computer and software applications. The key role is performed by a 3D animator, who with the help of 3D software applications creates careful chiseling of 3d objects (also termed as models) giving an illusion of movement or an animation.

3D animation has become a heart of video games, virtual reality and film production industry. Inevitable to say that these industries related to entertainment and production are always looking for talented and inspiring candidates who can work along with them, and can bring value to their business. But on the other hand, as compare to the vacancies in 3D animation jobs offered by these industries to that of the number of people pursuing studies for 3D animation is a lot less. As a matter of fact, there are more people pursuing to become 3D animators than the industry offering the positions.

However this cut-throat competitive market scenario gives the opportunity and place to the 3D animator to enhance his skill level, outshine his presentation skills as well as the way to package him for the interview. The first step to achieve this is by learning the art of effective communication.

While applying for 3D animation jobs in bigger animation studio, most of the times submitting the Showreel is just not enough to get the attention that you are seeking for. The reason is simple “the bigger they are, the busier they are”, there might be the situation that they are too overloaded with work or perhaps simply they didn’t have time to go through hundreds of Showreel that they might receive. Participating in trade exhibitions, technology expo and software launch events could be the perfect option. It will not only allow you to overcome the issues that you might face by submitting the Showreel but it will also allow you to get acquainted with top level industry executives and SME’s. After all, being acquainted and known to someone directly, as well as to having your name with them to contact you, increases the chances for your portfolio to be viewed on a faster scale. At last, if your portfolio is good enough to create an impression you will surely be get hired by the 3d animation studio.

However, there are certain times when you have good contacts and a good show reel, yet you still may not get the right 3D animation job. The reason is because the animation studio is perhaps not looking to hire a 3d animator at this point of time. But this doesn’t mean that you’ve to be disappointed, perhaps the studio will keep your portfolio for the future and will contact you when they do have a vacancy.

The other best option is to upload your resume (along with portfolio) on a career jobsite dedicated to film production and animation industry. This way you’ll be able to scour out various 3d animation studios listed on the jobsite, and perhaps could send your CV to the listed job openings. And if you are lucky enough, chances are that you may be contacted by the recruiter for the openings.

Angel Rigg - About Author:
Production Job Shop is a UK’s leading online career job-site. Find jobs on 3d animation , film production, creative, VFX for Free at Productionjobshop. For more details visit us at

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