Current Studio and Job Title
Nelvana - Corus Entertainment, Technical Director
What education did you have before you took the 3D Animation course?
Tell us a bit about your experience at the college.
the knowledge I amassed from the 3D Animation and Seneca's Summer
Institute programs, I gained valuable insight on how the industry
operates and where you need to develop to be successful. The most
important thing I took away from my education into my professional life
was, learning how to work quickly and efficiently in professional
environments that operate on seemingly impossible deadlines.
How do you use the education you got at Seneca in your job today?
What advice would you give potential students who are thinking of taking the course?Although the program focuses heavily on the fundamentals, it can only provide you with enough knowledge to build a starting foundation for your professional career. Being accepted into a post-graduation program such as this, allows you an opportunity to receive mentoring, critical feedback and honest opinions from industry professionals on what your career prospects are upon graduation. It's up to you, as a student, to use that information the best you can, to compete with working professionals in the industry and make the most of your final year.
there's anything students should take away from this, it's the fact
that graduation does not result in a guaranteed employment opportunity.
The industry is far too saturated, to allow new graduates an opportunity to compete with professionals, you have to create an outlet for yourself that allows you to stand out and get noticed.
Your priority, by the end of this course, should not be doing enough to graduate, it should be to doing enough to find employment.