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Old 26-04-2007, 11:40 AM   #1
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Default Getting your foot in door!

I'm really going to give my best efforts to one day get a job as a 3D modeler. I know there are those who have MADE IT, and there are those who ARE STILL TRYING. So, I'm curious if you all would post...
1. Do's and dont's
2. Lesson's learned
3. Regrets
4. How long it took or how long it's still taking.

You get the idea. It can be in any 3D field of work.
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Old 26-04-2007, 02:02 PM   #2
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just make a showreel then apply for a job
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Old 26-04-2007, 02:35 PM   #3
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thanks vladimirjp, that's a start.
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im in the same boat as you perfecto
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marlonjohn: If it's anything like songwriting, we definitely need a demo reel, but I'm sure there's some tips that others have learned by experience that would be very valuable. Pixar's website has some good advice for putting together a demo as does other sites but getting our demos to stand out from the rest is another thing.

For songwriting, who you know and how you present your material are usually what get your foot in the door (not just the material). Then it's your talent that keeps you there. Many singers/songwriters starve because they wait to get noticed or they're not aggresive and knowledgeable enough.

For example, I've learned that if I submit a demo reel for modeling and I add music that the listener doesn't like, they might hit eject before seeing any of my work. I plan on learning everything about "getting in". I guess, if you think about it, there really isn't any "secrets", but just knowing all the facts. As I learn them, I'll pass the info onto you.
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Get your demo reel sorted and get feedback on it. improve it and get feedback, improve it some more and get feedback, guess what... improve it and get feedback and then find job and apply, and apply and apply and apply.

You will get rejections, no answers, fobbed off and generally ignore most of the time. Keep at it and keep submitting.
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