Friday, 5 December 2014

Calling Bucks Animation Graduates - Brown Bag Films in Dublin are Hiring Animators!

Brown Bag Films - in search of animators
Fancy moving for Dublin for a spell? It's not a silly question. Dublin is one of Europe's most vibrant capital cities, and regularly appears high on the list of places you might actually want to live in. Brown Bag Films are looking for a broad range of animation talent to join their thriving studio in Dublin's Fair City. If you would like to join the team behind shows like DocMcStuffins, Octonauts, Henry Hugglemonster and Peter Rabbit, then send an email attaching your CV, a well-drafted covering letter - and (of course) a link to your demo reel.

Brown Bag Films
What are the skills needed to get a job in animation? Obviously, you need a great demo reel,  an up-to-date CV, and the social skills to get past the job interview. Mainly though, it's all about the demo reel. Follow this link to find out more about how to make your animation demo reel so awesome that no studio can turn you down.

Even if you don't get the job, applying for work makes you stronger, and better prepared the next time around. We encourage all our students to keep an eye out for the latest positions, and apply regularly for animation jobs as they come up. Remember to sign up for the various jobs boards at sites like

Stay connected, persevere, and you will get there in the end.

For more on what studios look for in a great demo reel, try this link, and read our guide to student demo reels. Hear what London's Blue Zoo has to say about finding work, and take a look at this video on portfolios by Sony Pictures Animation. You can also watch Alex's ten minute video on creating a great reel, and read this post on the perfect demo reel. Also, check out our guide to animation careers here, and also take a look at this map of digital studios - a great place to start your search for work in the business. Learn the nuts and bolts of freelance life by reading our guide to invoicing clients, and our guide to putting together a great CV. Also download the free Escape Studios guide to careers in VFX.

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