I have written some brief encouraging words here. While you are going through the job search process, I hope you will take time to pause and not just look through the classifieds online or in the newspaper, but also look to the scriptures for hope and help, encouragement and guidance. Difficulty getting on a show: New, inexperienced people will be the lowest on the list to be hired since they will require training at the company and some real experience. However if you have a good reel and check the vfx company sites (and all the vfx job sites now available) then you certainly have a shot at it. Get as much hands on work as you can at places near you or smaller shops so you can continue to build your resume but always shoot for the places you want to work for, even the big ones. No point in focusing at the bottom. Small shops are good to learn a variety of things which you may not get to do at a large shop.
The Director of Development will have primary responsibility for establishing and implementing the infrastructure needed to grow ICERM’s budget through the solicitation of major gifts, federal and state grants, special events, and corporate and foundation support.
Check the company web site to see if they have any specifics for demo reels. These days they’re on DVDs and usually 3 to 5 minutes in length. Put only your best work on the reel. It’s better to have 3 great minutes than 5 minutes padded with poor shots.
Appreciate college while you can. There are times when I’m so over college – the erratic schedules, the constant workload hanging over your head, the STRESS – but there’s a lot about the college lifestyle that is so unique, and that you’ll never really get back. You’re surrounded by people in your age group, who are all on similarly strange schedules that allow you to spend time with them throughout the week; you have (some) control over planning your schedule, and you can change it every few months; and you get to be immersed in an exciting and constantly changing academic institution that encourages you to think critically and actively about the world around you. I’m trying to embrace the full college experience, good and bad, before it ends.
Many of the questions and concerns raised in a retail pharmacy are about common first aid and routine care for coughs, colds, and other such ailments. Nurses make an awesome resource for retail pharmacies and their customers. I have personally witnessed some amazing care and sound advice being dispensed by nurses whom I have worked with in the pharmacy. Once familiarized with the layout and products of the OTC area, a nurse is like a fish in water, and skillfully guides customers to competent cures.
Yusei, a matte painter at ILM, learned how to machine to build his own Super-8 optical printer so he could do his own matte painting composites. So a MiniDV camera and even a simple home computer will provide a better starting point than previously available.