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Breaking Into Story For Feature Animation

Storyboarding is a swelltacular art form and the core craft behind all great animated storytelling. But it can be challenging to break into. Whether you’re a Story Enthusiast fresh out of school or a working Story Artist looking to make a transition from another corner of the industry, this circle will specifically cover the how’s, do’s, and don’ts of breaking into Story for Feature Animation!

In this mentorship circle, we’ll tackle such topics as:

  • Crafting a story portfolio for feature animation
  • Best practices in networking and recruiter relations
  • Tips on interviewing and navigating offers
  • Career expectations once hired

Mentee Criteria

Experience Level:
Student (final year)
0-1 year
2-3 years
4+ years

Meeting Times & Dates

Please note: Meeting times and dates are subject to change by your Circle Mentor

Times Per Month:  Twice per month

Meeting Times: Wednesdays, 6:30PM (PST)

Circle Leader

Matt Roberts

Matt Roberts is an International Ambassacruiter of Mystery for Walt Disney Animation Studios where he has proudly spent the last 15 years helping build careers for artists from the intern to production level. He is nothing shy of honored to have been a part of Disney Animation’s features from Bolt all the way through the upcoming Strange World. Matt dresses like everyday is prom, goes on a ghost tour in every city he visits, and his life goals are essentially becoming a combination of Jeff Goldblum, Bill Murray, and Taika Waititi.

Title/Expertise:  International Recruiter of Mystery

Company:  Walt Disney Animation Studios

Location:  Pasadena

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