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Perfect your animation portfolio with these tips

It doesn’t matter how talented an animator you are. You may have mastered character design and perfected your 3D art skills, but without a great showreel to hook in prospective employers, that job you’ve dreamed of is unlikely to materialise. So what’s the secret to success?

We asked leading animators to share their pro tips on showreel strategy. Here are some best practice tips that can be applied, whatever field you’re targeting.

01. Focus on the characters

Great animation is about creating personalities, says Aaron Blaise

It also means being original. How? By injecting personality into your portfolio. “Good character animation is the art of bringing characters to life – not moving them around,” points out Oscar-nominated animator Aaron Blaise.

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