Nickelodeon Artist Program – Deadline to Apply is April 1st

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GENERAL TRACK

In general, we recommend that you present your best work and limit your work accordingly. Focus on quality rather than quantity. Your portfolio should show diversity in skill. Organize your portfolio by highlighting your main passion first. Include an appropriate number of images to showcase your skills (a minimum of 5 images and a maximum of up to 25 images).
Please submit work such as:
·         Character designs
·         Environments
·         Props
·         Color and paintings
·         Sketches and works in progress, as well as completed compositions
·         Life drawings
·         Animal sketches
Submission Materials:
·         Portfolio (.jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .png, .bmp, or .zip)
·         Reel  (AVI, .mov, .mpg, .mpeg,. wmv, .flv or .f4v) – OPTIONAL
·         A URL to your blog or online portfolio/reel
·         One-page resume (.pdf, .jpg or jpeg, .doc or docx)
·         Half-page biography (.pdf, .jpg or jpeg, .doc or docx)
·         Completed and digitally signed application form
·         Completed and digitally signed Submission Release Form and Schedule A

STORYBOARD TRACK

In general, we recommend that you present your strongest work and limit your work accordingly. Submit original material only (your own personal work) – no storyboards of commercial material will be accepted. Your submitted storyboard should highlight your strengths. Your storyboard can be action-oriented and/or comedic. Make sure that your storytelling in each shot is clear and understandable. While there is no limit to the number of panels to include, you should only include enough panels to showcase yours skills. Submit what conveys your ideas best. Focus on quality rather than quantity.
You can submit work such as:
·         Character designs
·         Backgrounds (including sequences)
·         Sketches and works in progress
·         Comic books
·         Animatic
·         Animation reel
Your storyboard should communicate your skills in the following areas:
·         Storytelling & Story Structure
·         Staging
·         Composition
·         Perspective
·         Proportion
·         Clarity (others can understand what you’re trying to convey)
·         Clear action in an action sequence (if applicable)
·         Set-ups and pay-offs of jokes (if applicable)
·         Character acting ability (e.g. capturing conversation)
·         Appropriate use of Cinematography
·         Any supplemental materials should further highlight your storyboarding skills.
Submission Materials:
·         Storyboard of personal work: a short film or sequences that highlight your storytelling, focusing on either comedy, action or action comedy (.pdf)
·         Supplemental work (all are OPTIONAL): a portfolio and/or sketchbook images that highlight your skills (.jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .png, .bmp, or .zip) and/or a reel/animatic (AVI, .mov, .mpg, .mpeg,. wmv, .flv or .f4v),
·         A URL to your blog or online portfolio/reel
·         One-page resume (.pdf, .jpg or jpeg, .doc or docx)
·         Half-page biography (.pdf, .jpg or jpeg, .doc or docx)
·         Completed and digitally signed application form
·         Completed and digitally signed Submission Release Form and Schedule A

Deadline to apply is April 1st.
 
Winners get a 6 month paid position, so this is ideal for recent graduates and May 2015 grads.
 
Full info here:  http://nickanimationstudio.com/artist-program

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