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05-25-2012, 10:46 AM
So, my girlfriend plans on studying animation in a film school, but she is having problems putting together her portfolio, which, needless to say, is required. What should be included in such a portfolio? Samples of animations? Quick drawings? Concepts? Other stuff?
05-25-2012, 12:45 PM
Animation Graduate reporting in.
Which university is she applying to?
Generally the good schools don't want to see any animation yet, it helps but the most important thing is solid life drawing, gesture drawing and some animal studies. A bit of your own thing helps too but the foundation drawing skills are what they love.
Here's (http://ahodgsonportfolio.blogspot.co.uk/p/observation.html) some of my life drawing, most of it was done at uni.
This (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lagthenoggin/sets/72157612588024782/) was my first year gesture sketchbook.
That will make them happy. Another bonus is if you play with film and can display an interest in moving image, otherwise yeah, drawing skills are number 1.
05-25-2012, 03:27 PM
Thank you, kind sir, those should be most helpful! If you have any advices regarding studying animation, they would be greatly appreciated, or at least I think so.
She's applying to National Film School in Łódź, Poland.
05-25-2012, 05:04 PM
That's quite the famous school! But man, I know nothing about it's animation course. Is it group orientated, 2D, 3D? I have a few Polish animator friends but none who studied over there so I know nothing specific to the course.
I recommend you find some alumni and give them a poke. I'll have a search around for Łódź animators but I don't know any off my head...
On advice after you graduate, if you're 2D, learn to draw on computer (get a cintiq if you can save for it) and use Toonboom or TVPaint. If you're 3D, get going on Maya ASAP and specialise. If you're stop motion, be prepared to move to the UK, we seem to have an odd demand for it.
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