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Panel Set For WIA’s “How to Get a Job in CG” Event

WIA Los Angeles has announced the panel for its How to Get a Job in CG and What Do you Need to Know? event, taking place Thursday, May 25, 2006, at Klasky/Csupo/LA Film.

Topics include: * What is the one piece of advice you would give someone applying to your company?* Do I need to know some computer animation software before I come to you or will you train a traditional 2D animator with only classical training?* If I need to know 3D software, which packages should I learn?* What do you look for in a demo reel?* How long should it be?* How should I present or package my work? What format? Do you look at websites?* What do I need to include with my reel?

Panel will include: * Moderator: Pamela Kleibrink Thompson, recruiter/Career Coach, Ideas to Go* Geoffrey Kater, co-owner S4 Studios Llc. and author of DESIGN FIRST FOR 3D ARTISTS* Jenny Fulle, evp of production/exec producer, Sony Pictures Imageworks* Sande Scoredos, exec director, technical training and artist development, Sony Pictures Imageworks* Sherie Pollack, director of Disney's MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE, Disney Toon Studios* Valerie Lettera-Spletzer, final layout technical director at DreamWorks Feature Animation* Brent Young, co-founder/creative director, Super 78* Deanne Koehn, recruiter, DreamWorks

Klasky/Csupo/ LA Film School is located at 6353 Sunset in Hollywood. Parking is off Ivar. RSVP is required to info@womeninanimation.org. Networking begins at 6:30 pm followed by the meeting at 7:00 pm.

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