Recent Sheridan College grad Dorsa Bidhendi discusses how her portfolio landed her a job fresh out of school, the advantages of having an animation vs. fine arts degree, and what exactly she does as a storyboard revisionist.
Check out Terry Ibele’s Animation Industry Podcast, featuring a new podcast every week focusing on the stories of today’s animation professionals - how they got to where they are and what they learned along the way. Now home to 177 episodes, the podcasts cover all areas of the industry, including storyboarding, writing, animating, directing, visual development, and game design.
Guests have included Aaron Augenblick, the notorious JJ Villard, Spike & Mike’s Spike Decker, Disney Director John Musker, Sony Lead Animator Humberto Rosa, Cuphead’s Tina Nowracki, Frederator’s Fred Seibert, Tumble Leaf’s Scarlet Nelson, and many others from major animation studios all over the world.
His most recent interview is Episode 177: How to Get Hired as A Storyboard Revisionist with Dorsa Bidhendi
This chat features storyboard revisionist Dorsa Bidhendi, whom Terry Ibele met back in 2018 in Sheridan College’s animation program. A recent graduate, Bidhendi shares how she got her first storyboard revisionist contract fresh out of school.
Tune in to Ibele and Bidhendi to hear:
- The interesting way Bidhendi got her portfolio to stand out to recruiters
- What exactly a storyboard revisionist does
- The advantage Bidhendi had in animation school from a previous fine arts degree
Ibele, himself a stop-motion animator (see AWN’s Fresh Takes piece on his whimsical short, The Silly Duck Wizard, deftly digs into all manner of topics, encouraging interviewees to share insights and opinions on a wide range of topics like pitching shows, marketing your work online, key skills studios look for when they bring on talent in storyboarding, vizdev, character design, and animation.
In 2018, Ibele, who lives in Toronto, decided to quit his career as a Marketer and pursue his love for animation. Since then, he’s become well known for his viral animation productions, which include the previously mentioned Silly Duck Wizard, which is how AWN first came to know him and his work.