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How to Get Ahead in 3D Animation

This circle will focus on how to make the most of your work time and your career experience and opportunities.

We will cover:

  • How to balance high-quality output on ever-tightening production schedules
  • Handling the essentials before the polish
  • “Keep moving forward” in every aspect of your career
  • Effective use of reference
  • Applying the “measure twice, cut once,” approach in 3D animation
  • Choosing the right path for you based on your skills and your dream job

Mentee Criteria

Experience Level:
1-3 Years
3-5  Years
5+ Years

Meeting Times & Dates

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

Times Per Month:  Once per month

Dates:  Second Saturday of each month

Meeting Times:  10am to 11am PST

Circle Leader

August Davies

August Davies (they/them) has over 30 years of experience in storyboarding, character and creature design, modeling, rigging, animation, texture painting, camera and lighting, and compositing and editing. August supervised animation on the Monaco Sequence in Marvel Studios’ Best Visual Effects Oscar nominee, Iron Man 2, Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us, and Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End and Lost Legacy, Kojima Studio’s Death Stranding.

August Davies also helped bring to life Dr. Manhattan in Zach Snyder’s Watchmen, I Am Legend, the eponymous alien from Universal Pictures’ Paul with Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, and digitally groomed Bill Murray’s Garfield.

Title/Expertise:  Animation Supervisor

Company:  Sony Interactive Entertainment America

Location: Los Angeles, CA

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