CREATIVE TALENT RESOURCES

Posted by Animez Montréal

Want to work in Animation or Visual Effects? We’re here to give you advice, information and resources to get your foot in the door and get you started on your dream career.

Software

So you’ve decided you are interested in Animation. The next step is having the tools to get animating! If you are currently studying, you are already entitled to a free Autodesk software license as well as a free Houdini Apprentice license.

If you need help working out the kinks with these programs, Autodesk have incredibly informative online classes, and SideFX have excellent tutorials to help you along the way.

Career Development

Career development opportunities are often difficult to come by, but we’re making it our mission to seek out what’s on offer. Working with a studio is a great opportunity; Cinesite are starting up internship programs in Montréal to support the thriving animation industry. You can also apply for the MPC Academy, which aims to get graduates up to a professional standard so that they can fast-track into a role in VFX.

SideFX also offer an excellent internship scheme, which can boost your Houdini skills to the next level as well as being a great addition to your resume. If you are interested in further animation training, iAnimate run workshops which have proven to be incredibly successful to skills improvement, as well as a great boost for your showreel!

News

It’s important to keep up to date with what’s going on in the industry as things are constantly changing with technological advances and the growth of feature animation globally. Cartoon Brew and AWN are key websites to visit to get yourself up to date with daily animation news.

Re-location

If you are thinking of re-locating to Montréal, Montréal International offer some great insight into what it’s like to live in a thriving, multicultural and creative city. Before you decide to make the move, you should have a look and see what Quebec as a region has to offer the film industry, the Quebec Film Sourcebook is an excellent resource for anyone looking for a career in film…

 

This post will be updated regularly.

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