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Surfacing For Animation

In this circle, we will discuss surfacing for films. The goal is to understand the role of a surfacing artist, how to become one, and what to expect once you are in. Here are some of the topics we will cover;

  • Available career options/industries
  • Building a portfolio (successful demo reels, resumes and how to be an attractive candidate to employers)
  • The surfacing pipeline (what a surfacing pipeline for film looks like, plus the overall studio pipeline)
  • Current industry landscape (where the jobs are and what to expect when working abroad)

Mentee Criteria

Exp Level:
0-1 year

This circle is aimed toward those looking to begin their career or in the early stages of their career.

Meeting Times & Dates

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

Times Per Month:  Twice per month

Dates:  9/16, 10/7, 10/21, 11/4, 11/18, 12/2, 12/16

Meeting Times:  5 – 6pm PST

Circle Leader

Meghann Robison

Meghann Robison is a surfacing supervisor with 9 years of experience in fully animated films. Her desire to work in animation sprung from a love of video game cinematics as a child. After studying 3D animation in college in Colorado, she moved to Texas to start her career in film and just recently took the plunge to working in a different country.

Title/Expertise:  Surfacing Supervisor

Company:  Reel FX

Location:  Montreal

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