Regarding the Dreamworks program, do you have any tips for resume set up or how to set up portfolios? I recently graduated but it was in studio art, so I don't have any storyboards from my classes - I thought I'd whip some up though! Any tips for people with a pretty shallow resume?
Hello!! I’m going to answer this one publicly because I’ve received several questions about portfolio/resume recently.
This program is designed for recent graduates/folks with little to no industry experience, so don’t worry if you don’t have a lot on your resume. The thing that will get you the job is not your resume, it’s the PORTFOLIO. Focus on the boards themselves, because that is what they’re going to be looking at!! DWA is seeking folks whose portfolios show that they have the passion and skills necessary to storyboard at a professional level! Try to make sure you’re submitting feature-style boards (rather than TV…so no arrows, etc.). The portfolio should be 90-95% storyboards/sequential art, with no more than 1-2 pages of design/life drawings (and even those should have some sort of narrative to them! So no 3-hour, super rendered drawings of nekkid people, or watercolor still lifes. Choose short gesture drawings that show character and attitude! Costumed model drawings are great for this).