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I didn’t get the job.

I think it was the elevator that sealed it haha

Ah well, at least I had an interview, and it went a lot better than my mock one in Uni so that was something.

It let me practice my handshake at least.

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I went in to the town yesterday and found the building that I needed to get into today. Unfortunately there was construction going on so I couldn’t actually get over to the front door, but I knew where I had to go at least.

So how did today go? Well…

I got to the building 15 minutes early, and was followed in by a man who turned out to be the security guard, who noticed how slightly lost I was in the reception, so he let me know I needed to go to the fifth floor. I went to go up the stairs and then he pointed out the large elevator straight in front of me, so I went over rather than kill myself going up five sets of stairs with a huge folder.

As the doors began to close I noticed another guy heading towards the elevator and went to hold it open for him. The elevator did not oblige and instead shut on my hand and the guy had to prise the door open from the other side before joining me.

We headed up to the same floor and had a wee chat (look at that, communicating, that’s a learning objective right?) it turned out he knew Jonathan and let me into the room, which had a keypad on the door, and introduced me to Jonathan.

They were both impressed that I was early and I was let into a side room, while Jonathan sorted something out and then came to interview me.

I think the interview went pretty well, he liked my portfolio and showreel, as well as the book cover I’d design for someone else. Asked about my experience with After Effects and Premiere Pro, and I admitted I hadn’t used them all that much yet, but it was fairly straightforward to learn (it is right?), at least he was impressed with the graphic design and motion graphics concept I’d done.

He asked when I could start and I said Monday, which he seemed pleased with, and then offered to walk me out and while we were chatting about my interest in horror stories, the elevator struck again.

I could see the door closing, but it just didn’t register, and mid sentence I got whacked by the door and knocked into the wall, turning around I finished my sentence and found Jonathan trying to hold the doors open. He nodded and said goodbye.

I think I definitely made an unforgettable impression haha.

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So, it didn’t work.

I suggested to Jonathan that I upload the video to Youtube instead so that it would just be a matter of clicking the link and he agreed.

This gave me a little bit more time to go over the video and tweak it a little bit.

Then I went to upload it to Youtube and it took two hours. I have no idea what is up with my upload speed. I emailed Jonathan to let him know how long it would take, and then simply waited.

Here is the outcome;

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I finished the motion graphic design.

I’m not exactly thrilled about it.

There must be an easier way of having the tags staying on the earth…

Well, for having no prior experience with After Effects other than putting together my showreel, I think it turned out okay.

It also took three hours to upload to OneDrive before I could send Jonathan the link. Hopefully, it plays okay.

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Had a bit of a panic, but Edward and Mark helped talk me through it. I honestly didn’t think I’d get this finished and what a horrible first impression that would be.

However, I got it done. I think my eyes might fall out of my head… but, I got it done.

Edward gave me some good tips on lighting the scene, and how to make the room a bit more realising, but I’m too short on time now to add in the column to make it clear that behind the desk is actually a window.

No lighting at this moment
Added IBL
Added an image, but as Edward pointed out it looks like the office and image are from separate worlds. Used a different image for global illumination as it warped when I rendered it.
The warping I mentioned.
Final outcome.