Tuesday, 9 December 2014

Calling all Bucks Animation Graduates - Blue Zoo are Hiring Junior Animators!

Blue Zoo Animation
Calling all Animation Apprentice Graduates! London's leading TV animation house Blue Zoo are hiring fresh talent. Getting that first job is always tough, and it's relatively unusual for studios to be looking actively for juniors. So, time to polish that demo reel, make sure your best work is online and free of mistakes, update your CV, and send it all in with a nice covering letter.

What is the Job?
Junior/ Graduate Animators at Blue Zoo

How Long Will It Last?
Duration: 60 weeks

When Will It Start?
Start date: 12th January 2015

Blue Zoo "are currently looking for motivated and ambitious junior animators to come and work in our vibrant and dynamic studio."

Essential Requirements:
  • Experience of animating in Maya
  • Excellent time management
  • Able to work to strict deadlines
  • Good at finding creative solutions to a problem 
  • Salary: Dependent upon ability and experience
  • You must have a full Working Visa for the entire duration of the contract
  • Applicant must able to work in the London studio 
To find out more, follow this link.


Jobs like this can be found by signing up for regular email alerts at websites like those at awn.com and www.animationjobs.com. We recommend that all our graduates and almost-graduates actively search for work, polishing demo reels, working on a smart CV, and sending out applications. Even if you don't get the job, you will learn from the experience, raise your game, and be better prepared to win the next one.

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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