Niall Carlin

Double Jump Studios

  • Don’t concentrate on learning software- learn the theory
  • Learn design theory, colour theory, typography, composition, and animation principles
  • Pick someone to aspire to and compare yourself against
  • It’s the journey between where you are and what you are capable of drive improvement
  • Put your work out there
  • Need excellent time management
  • Time is money
  • Always ask why you do something- not how. Why gives you an understanding of the process
  • Don’t think you’re the best- keep learning

Citation:

krisega. (2014). A TALK WITH NIALL CARLIN (WHITENOISE). Available: https://krisimation.wordpress.com/2014/02/16/a-talk-with-niall-carlin-whitenoise/. Last accessed 27th Jan 2016.

Class Notes 2

  • Cover Letter should not be longer than a page
  • Website should be separate from blog and contain;
    • Showreel
    • About Me
    • Clear and Relevant
    • Professional url
    • Experience
  • Interview
    • Arrive early
    • Confident pose
    • Bring hard copies
    • Sketchbooks
    • Bring laptop/USB
    • Expect no internet
    • Don’t wear a suit!
  • Networking
    • Online, face-to-face -> Toody Threedy -> Games NI -> NI Screen
    • FB -> Business Cards -> Reel on phone -> Convention

Class Notes 1

  • Cover letter should not be longer than a page.
  • Website should be separate from blog. It should include:
    • Showreel
    • About me
    • Clear and relevant
    • Professional name
    • Experience
  • Interview
    • Arrive early
    • Confident pose
    • Bring hard copies
    • Sketchbooks
    • Bring laptop/USB
    • Expect no internet
    • Don’t wear a suit. May not necessarily fit the company.
  • Networking
    • Online
    • Face-to-face (Toody Threedy, Games NI, NI Screen)
    • Facebook
    • Business Cards
    • Showreel on your phone
    • Conventions
  • Job
    • Don’t be a douche
    • Blog
    • Keep learning
    • Keep looking for other opportunities
    • Keep updating showreel
    • Keep networking
    • Take direction, and make your boss happy
  • For next week find examples of showreels that you like and what you think is good about them.

Outliner

I tried to keep the scene as tidy as possible.

I divided the world into four different sections.

North, East, South and West platforms, with a bridge related to each. In the centre was a group for the Castle, forts, globe and base.

Underneath the bridge group, there was the platforms; Fort, Village, Farm and the City. Each platform then had buildings grouped to it.

I would have screenshot it, but my mac is struggling to open the file at the minute.