Please include the following materials:
PLAYABLE DVD’S - If you wish to submit animations and artwork digitally make absolutely sure that this is a playable DVD, not a Data DVD. We have had difficulty playing people’s movies on data DVDs, which has impacted their chances of being accepted. Before sending, make sure to test this disc on a DVD player, and on OS-X computers. The more equipment you can test your disc on the better. Finally, make sure to put your name and address on it. If you are submitting samples of drawings and artwork digitally make sure they are organized into a slide show or movie that will play back on the DVD.
VIMEO option – If you want to put your movies up on Vimeo for us to view please make sure that the link you give us is working.
DO NOT put your entire portfolio on-line as we prefer to review your storyboard and artwork on paper!
PORTFOLIO DRAWINGS - should be no larger than 8 1/2 by 11 inches. Please send photocopies and NOT original drawings. Color is fine, but not necessary. Please include examples of life drawings, human and animal, quick sketches, and a few long poses. Also character designs and other animation related art is fine, but not entirely necessary.
Note: We want to see your best artwork not all of your artwork! So just send us a sampling of what you think represents you as an artist the best. Too much artwork slows down our reviewing process and does not help your chances of being accepted. (If you submit these on paper you don’t need to submit the same images on a CD, this is redundant and we would rather look at your drawings and artwork on paper)
STORYBOARDS - should be no larger than 8 1/2 by 14 inches and should contain horizontal panels in a 4:3 rectangular format. Again, color is not necessary. Good story is more important than nice colors and helps us determine what kind of mind you have for animation.
IMPORTANT!!! This should be a story that you would like to create here in the Workshop. Not a storyboard for a work which you have already produced.
For these reasons, please make sure that this is a complete board of a story and not a scene or section from one. (SAMPLE STORYBOARD)
PLEASE AVOID THE FOLLOWING:
NON PLAYABLE DATA ONLY CD’s and DVD’s - roughly 50% of these discs either don't play, aren't recognized by our computers; play back in a degraded quality or at the wrong frame rate. (Don’t submit CD’s with individual, jpegs of your artwork that we have to load individually, this slows down our review process and does not help your chances of being admitted.)
OVERSIZED ARTWORK AND STORYBOARDS - these are hard to store and can get separated from your other submission materials. They are more easily damaged and are difficult for our admissions office to ship back to the sender due to increased postal restrictions. (IF YOUR PORTFOLIO IS GOOD, IT WILL BE JUST AS GOOD 8.5 by 11" AS IT WILL BE LARGE.)
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