Jumbla extends Melbourne animation internship

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Jumbla will extend its pro-bono work in 2018 by offering animation services to a range of Australian charities.

The videos will be created as part of Jumbla’s internship program, which provides six recent graduates the opportunity to work in-studio with some of the nation’s top short-form animators.

Under the program, interns work on projects from concept to completion, finalising their 12-week stay with an awesome new piece for their folio.

Jumbla Creative Director Callan Woolcock said it was vital for aspiring animators to gain as much in-studio experience as possible.

“This is really important for a number of reasons,” he said.

“We work on the theory that if interns are exposed to a studio environment with ‘real-world’ projects, briefs, and deadlines, they’ll be on less of a learning curve when they step into full-time employment.

“Employers like it when they can give someone a task with little direction, and that they can do the task really well with no fuss or issue. A Jumbla internship really helps graduates understand this and learn what they need to thrive in a studio environment.”

Callan stressed the importance of an outstanding showreel for anyone considering applying for a Jumbla internship.

“We generally receive around 50 applications per intern position, and it often comes down to a mixture of experience, attitude and showreel quality that determines who is successful, and who isn’t,” he said.

“If you think your showreel needs work and you’re looking to secure an internship anywhere – or even move into full-time creative work – you might want to consider Jumbla Academy.

“Jumbla Academy is designed to help you get your showreel to the next level and get your foot in the door of a very competitive industry.”

Internships are open to recent creative graduates looking to enhance their animation credentials. The positions will be awarded in April, August and December 2018.

Interns will work shoulder-to-shoulder with Jumbla creatives for two days a week across three months, receiving guidance and making new connections in a working animation studio.

Interested in applying? Follow the checklist below and put yourself in the running for selection.

How to apply for a Jumbla internship

  • Check out our website to learn about the type of work we do.
  • Ensure you have a showreel.
  • Confirm you’re an Australian/NZ resident (if you don’t already know!)
  • Submit your folio in a digital/online format along with a CV and cover letter to hireme@jumbla.com.au. Write ‘intern’ in the subject line of your email application.

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