Sunday, April 13, 2014

Meeting with Carrie Brooks

            I met with Carrie Brooks to discuss my resume and possible internships available. She was very informative while going over my resume. She gave some useful feedback telling me not to say things like "I" and "Me" in a resume. She pointed out that I only had minor issues such as spacing and alignments. After we went over my resume I showed her the internships I found during my research. She wanted to know if I found any local opportunities, and I told her about one I found was in Nashville and seemed pretty interesting. She then went online and showed me an updated list of internships pertaining to my concentration here in Memphis. I saw a couple that I liked and told her that I am planning on doing some next semester. We went over how internships are credited and that it was a good thing to get started as soon as possible. She told me that it is good that I have been at my current job for so long because it shows my dedication. I plan on staying in contact with her for the remaining years. She is very intelligent and helpful. I will use what I learned from her and work at my resume skills and jump on internship opportunities when they become available.

Demo Reel Reviews

2011 Animation Demo Reel from Travis Ramsdale on Vimeo.

I really liked this reel because of the nice animations. I think the piece is overall good and works without the music. All the animations are smooth and show his skills.

Alessandro Camporota Character Animation Demo Reel 2011 from Alessandro Camporota on Vimeo.

There were a lot of nice animation pieces in it. There is a nice constant flow of action happening.
Animation Demo Reel from David Alvarez on Vimeo.

This one was one of my favorite Animation Reels because it kept you interested in the piece and there were plenty of cool animations that were well put together. It also made me laugh throughout the piece.
2014 game animation demo reel by Sung Wook Lee from Sung Wook Lee on Vimeo.

This reel is real good. It shows some nice game animations. The only thing is at the end, I don't think that last animation fits within this whole reel.
2012 character animation Demo Reel from Jordi Solanes on Vimeo.

This is a nice animation reel. The only thing I don't like is the way the cuts are made. I think it could be a little smoother.
Animation Reel from Daniele Zannone on Vimeo.

This reel has a lot of acting and movements incorporated. I like how it is all put together but seems to slow down in certain parts. In all it is well put together.