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Get Your Career Started in 3D Animation

January 22, 2012 | Comments: 0 | Views: 165

When you were a small child were you fascinated with animated movies? Would you sit mesmerized in front of the television watching your favorite animated show? Did you spend your free time drawing or found yourself doodling during class? Well, I'm sure you are already aware you fit this description, then you are in love with animation.

Now, that we have that covered, what really brings you to this page? It's because you want to pursue a career in 3D animation, but where to begin?

To work for Disney is probably your ideal dream come true. To work for Disney as a 3D animator is prestigious and certainly not impossible. Most people that work for Disney showed signs of artistic talent at a young age. If you were determined at creating art during your childhood and now as an adult you still have that passion, w deserves a big congratulations. Animation, especially 3D animation takes time and dedication. You have probably heard a lot of people criticize your work, but the fact that you had perseverance and you kept going gives you an upper hand to nailing your job. It involves heart and that is a part of who you are.

A college degree in 3D animation is another plus to have when trying to get a job in in the field. Education is so important, especially in this day and age. However, if you don't have a college degree but chose to take some additional classes to brush up on your animation skills that is suitable as well.

From these classes, not only will you get experience and a degree/certificate but also you will build your portfolio for an amazing reel. Reels are often required along with a resume and cover letter before you even get the chance to interview. Reels can be very confusing because there is so many rules as to what the director will be looking for. For starters make sure you take your best work. I know that seems obvious but put your best work first. Also make sure your reel isn't too long. I would say around 4 minutes max is a good amount of time to demonstrate your skills.

The beauty of animation is there are many different routes to take in the industry; from film, to gaming, to television. According the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average 3D animation salary is $56,000. It is also said the expected growth rate since 2008 was 12%. Because multimedia is new, even with the fall of the economy the entertainment industry is still thriving, so that is definitely a positive.

Best of luck on your journey to finding a career in 3D animation. Be confident in your creations and you will be sure to go far.

Zco Corporation is a 3D animation company offering services for mobile app development and iPhone developer.

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