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any good resources for making resumes in our field?... i mean i always thought it was your work that everyone cares about anyway... its just my resume is old and lame think i need to freshin it up and was wondering if any of you guys know any good resources for examples? thanks in advance!

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any good resources for making resumes in our field?... i mean i always thought it was your work that everyone cares about anyway... its just my resume is old and lame think i need to freshin it up and was wondering if any of you guys know any good resources for examples? thanks in advance!

a good rule is to Keep It Simple. if you're not a designer, don't try and make the resume very graphic or fancy. but if you are a designer-type, go crazy.

clearly state what it is you do (not just a title, be specific and include functions "character animator", "rigger" "storyboard artist", "after effects animator") and the job you want (if they're different).

list the software you know.

 

include your credits if you've been credited on productions and what your dutices were.

email is good but i like to see a mobile number on there, sometimes email is slow.

references are great if you have them.

after you've done this for a while, it's just going to be about your reel and then word of mouth. Your Talent plus how you work (personality, team player, etc).

here's some links i've referred to in the past some don't apply to design at all and some of them are for "graphic designers" but a lot of it is worth reading:

http://www.youthedesigner.com/2008/04/29/t...n-resume-guide/

 

http://jobmob.co.il/blog/beautiful-resume-ideas-that-work/

 

http://thecreativecareer.com/2009/02/03/on...-keep-it-short/

 

http://www.tofslie.com/hey/2008/03/10/how-...e-you-that-job/

 

hope that helps.

sorry it's late and i'm groggy, if none of that made sense above.

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Simple, clean, organized. Short precise descriptions. Keep your type small and elegant. San-Serif. No textures or colored backgrounds.

 

Yeah it's true, that they're going to hire you for your work, not your resumé. But if your resumé sucks, why should they look at your reel?

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I dont know if it helps but, below is my resume. I tried to keep it as simple as possible.

 

 

My name is Paulo, I am a Motion Designer / Art Director. Click on this link to see my comercial demoreel http://portfolio.pauloblob.com/pauloblob-reel09.mov .To see more of my work, visit my website http://www.pauloblob.com that has sample pieces from the past 8 years.

 

 

Skills Breakdown:

 

Cinema 4D - Clothing, Dynamics, Animation, Scene Illumination, render, Integration with after effects, Basic Modeling.

After Effects - Advanced animation and compositing. 8yrs of experience.

Real Flow - Dynamics, basic fluids.

Some other tools, like Boujou...

Familiar with 3D MAX

Studying Maya

 

Career:

 

2001 - Blob Animation Studio, partner/founder/Art Director

2004 - 2006 - Freelancing for many studios in the US, Portugal, Brazil, Angola and others.

2006 -2008 - Art Director / Senior Animator for Media Grabbers - Salt Lake City

2009 - Freelancing

 

Education:

Business Degree by IPLAN - 2004

Self-thought in Design and Animation

 

Please, feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

 

Best,

Paulo Blob

http://www.pauloblob.com

1-917-826-7323

Edited by PauloBlob

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It really depends on the place you are applying to. A big company that does more than just design or video is going to have HR bots who just look for the key things they've been trained to look for, so you have to expect that they're looking for a more traditional form. A design company may not really care if you have a good reel and have thoroughly explained your roles. Over at Nick's blog, there's a suggestion that you don't even need a resume anymore.

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