Breaking In: Breaking into 3D Animation

Breaking In: Breaking into 3D Animation


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Breaking In: Breaking into 3D Animation



  • Students
  • Recent Grads
  • People looking to switch careers


  • Portfolio building
  • Networking
  • Soft skills while working in the industry
  • Navigating struggles in the industry
  • Demo Reels
  • Resume
  • Cover Letters
  • And more…!


  • Fundamental 3D skills
  • Software skills
  • 3D project creation


Welcome to the coolest hangout for aspiring 3D animators and newcomers diving into the world of animation! Whether you’re just starting or need a roadmap through the vast opportunities in the industry, I’m here to share all my 3D animation wisdom. Let’s team up to turn your animated dreams into reality and, of course, geek out together on all things animation!

In this circle, you will learn how to break into animation as a 3D Animator and set yourself up for success.
By the end of the term, you will:

  • Understand the Animation pipeline—where the animation department fits into the overall production process, the various jobs in the career track, and the path one might take from first gig to full-time artist
  • Know how to set yourself up to apply for and land jobs by creating strong resumes, demo reels, cover letters, thank you letters, etc
  • You’ll have a clear picture of how recruiting works and the job application process
  • Learn how to show up professionally so that recruiters and bosses take notice of you
  • Develop tools for managing the stresses and anxieties that come along with making the leap into the industry

Qualification Criteria

Student (final year)
Aspiring Professional (0 yrs of experience)

Day / Time

Times Per Month:  Twice 
Day / Time:  Saturday mornings
Timezone: EST

ADDITIONAL Application requirementS

Please submit the following: 

  • Animation Reel 
  • Resume

Circle Leader

Miloni Shah

Ever since I was a tiny tot, busting moves and spinning tales have been my go-to modes of self-expression. Hailing from the vibrant tapestry of Indian culture, I’ve always been intrigued by the dance of body language and culture, wondering how they tango together to narrate tales.

Animation, my creative playground, lets me dive into the realms of motion, emotion, and behavior, allowing me to explore the world in a whole new dance with the characters I animate to life!


Current Title:  Animator

Studio / Employer:  House of Moves


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