Our Manchester studio held a Graduates Open Evening last week at The Sharp Project where they opened their doors to over 60 graduates!
Katie: Animation isn’t an occupation that’s openly encouraged by Careers Advisors, in fact, if you asked most Senior School Career Counsellors what they know about animation, they may
Those intrepid individuals who have sought
Add to this the theoretical understanding they have developed at University, with little input from production companies on how an animation business
We are proud to say that here in the Manchester
During the evening the graduates took part in speed networking, where they got to meet employees from all levels and roles across our 2D pipeline. We caught up with
“One thing I really enjoyed about today is seeing the pipeline and all the different jobs. The storyboarding was amazing, they're all
reallyenthusiastic. I only have positive things to say about it, I will definitely go back and look into the different disciplines.”
Muldown(University of Central Lancashire)
“Personally I’m passionate about rigging, speaking to
a lot ofpeople here I have learned that the skill is in demand at the moment.”
- Ashley Collier (UCLAN)
“I have spent my life working/studying animation and helping students learn animation, to spend the last hour in there with a group of people who are so passionate, who want to recruit people with similar interests and who want to make the next big animation. To recruit in so
many differentroles and to hear all about things thatI talk about in my role as a lecturer, it’s reinforced here. If you want to be an Animator, it’s about the principles and showing a good walk cycle. If you want to work in the Art Department, character design and good design levels putting across good ideas and themes, it was fantastic. I recommend anyone cominghere to do it, you will have a great time, the staff were reallyhelpful and they want you to excel in whatever you want to do in your animation career.”
Philip Organ(Senior Lecturer UWTSD, Swansea)
For those who couldn't attend the evening here are a few tips for making it in the animation industry:
- If you submit an
- It’s not who you know, it’s who knows you.
- Don’t procrastinate, opportunities will come and go but if you do nothing about them so will you.
- Keep learning and make use of online resources such as
- Be active on social media! You can find work not only on Linkedin but by building followings on other platforms such as Facebook and Instagram.
- Study your peers. If you're not sure where to start you can find inspiration from our talented employees on our Instagram page @brownbagfilms.