My General Cover Letter

June 20, 2011 at 5:02 am (Uncategorized) (, , )

So I’m applying for Animation jobs, and I’ve come up with a bit of a General Cover Letter for myself. Feel free to read and critique! This one in particular I’m sending to Nickelodeon.

As a recent grad from the Savannah College of Art and Design, I am empowered by my education and my recent internship, and feel that I have the qualifications you seek for the position of Generalist/Environment Modeler.
I recently completed an internship in the design department at Lansing Community College where my skills were put to use making as many ten second animations as possible over the course of a semester for a no-glasses-required 3D monitor in the school cafeteria. My supervisors asked me to use a variety of styles in my work including paper craft, kinetic type, pixel art, minimalism, and pop art all produced in Maya 2011. Within the time constraints I was faced with working only two days a week, I was able to work around issues while trying to direct for stereoscopic 3D and the limitations of the plug-ins we were provided for the monitor itself, and effectively reworked my concepts to fit within these confines. As well as making animations for the monitor, I was also tasked with modeling surgical equipment for a serious game to be used as a teaching aid for the school’s Surgical Technologist degree. As this was a game designed to familiarize students with the look of instruments and the layout of a Mayo Tray, it was very important that I make the instruments as realistic as possible, but with as few polygons as possible. While this was a collaborative effort with the other members of my team, I modeled the majority of what you can see in the game.
I welcome you to visit my website where you can view all of my animations and some of the work from my internship including a small video of the game I worked on. I look forward to an opportunity for an interview, and am available for immediate consideration.

There ya go!


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