DreamWorks Animation Visits Platt College Event Review
As an artist wanting to perfect his or her craft, it is only natural to seek out inspirations that serve as the building blocks of imagination. Recently, this was made possible through a simple visit from DreamWorks Animation…
Their visit was nothing but extraordinary for all of the students at Platt College who attended. The event was modestly presented by Platt College alumni & advisory board member, Tyler Phillip (Senior Animator) and former Platt professor, Craig Dowsett (Senior Character Artist). Both days, students were given exuberant information ranging from animation and modeling principles to a detailed look at what animators and modelers do at a major animation studio.
Both presenters provided a humbling lecture about properly putting together a demo reel. Tyler and Craig presented their own works as an example and defined the key things to be included in a demo reel as well as what should be removed. They also conveyed a realistic look at what the studios are looking for when it comes to hiring students out of college.
Though the events lasted close to two hours for each session, they were worth every precious minute. Tyler and Craig made themselves available to answer any post-lecture questions from students who wanted even more knowledge of the industry. Many students departed with a stronger desire to succeed and a stronger sense of hope that they too will someday land their dream job.
Platt College San Diego would like to thank Tyler Phillips and Craig Dowsett from DreamWorks Animation for their exciting insight into entertainment industry.
Platt College San Diego is pleased to welcome the artists behind some of the most beloved 3D animation films such as How To Train Your Dragon, Megamind, and the upcoming feature film, Puss In Boots.
This exclusive event will be very unique, as our campus guests will be presenting for two days! The presentations will differ both Thursday and Friday, but both will be tailored to inspire and motivate the minds of any artist.
Join us on May 5th and 6th 2011 on Platt College Campus at 12:30PM. Both presentations will be held in the General Education, Purple Room.
Presenters of this event will be Platt Alumni, Tyler Phillips (B.S. Media Arts – 3D Animation) and former Platt 3D Animation professor, Craig Dowsett. Both will be covering various topics such as:
A Day in the Life as an Animator/Modeler at DreamWorks Animation
Behind The Scenes stories of working on a DreamWorks Animation film
Developing the perfect portfolio/demo reel to land that DREAM job
What the studios/industry are currently looking for within your portfolio/demo reel
Do’s and Don’ts when making a portfolio/demo reel
Join us on both days and get insider tips on how to obtain your “dream” job.
Students may bring your works and/or portfolios for professional feedback.
Due to the nature of this exclusive event, RSVP is STRONGLY encouraged.
To RSVP, email: firstname.lastname@example.org with subject header: “I WANT A DREAM JOB!”
This event will be catered.
This event is OPEN to all students and alumni of Platt College San Diego.
Hope to see everyone there!