kerou-ac asked: hi there! I came across your blog through the student room haha. I've been invited to the applicant day at ECA for animation and was wondering if you could give me an idea of what happens? :) Also, how much actual animation did you have in your folio?
Let me start of by saying congratulations!
So what happens is you go into evolution house round the back of the college and you go up to the second floor where they have you set up your portfolio, models included. (I’d take as many as you have/can carry) then you give them a cd with as many actual films/ clips as you want on it (I had 5 btw. try to put in a diverse range of film medias, that’s what I did anyway). After that you get to meet the rest of the applicants applying for your year and taken on a campus tour while they grade the folios. Then you come back and you do a strange reverse Q&A where you ask them a question. Jared WILL make you ask one so best go prepared with a few you can ask. As a tip I’d ask about the change to the ciriculum to make 3rd year an entirely external year and what kind of things that means you’ll be doing in that year. Just a suggestion. I couldn’t come up with one and I was horribly embarrassed…
And yeah like I said I put in 5 films and the rest of my folio was entirely related to them.
Erm if you want some cross references Two of the people I have on here are my class mates
one here - http://bensartbin.tumblr.com/
and the other here - http://effyharr.tumblr.com/
Hope that helped… could be too much help…
Good luck and I hope to see you around.
Oh and which year did you apply for?