04.08.2020 | 3D Animation Next Step Bootcamp

Animation Skillnet and Screen Skills Ireland are proud to present the new instalment of their 3D Animation Bootcamp, aimed at recent graduates interested in joining the 3D Animation industry.


Devised in consultation with professionals from various Irish Studios, the Bootcamp will involve an introduction to the stages of a modern 3D Animation Production. Operating a holistic approach, the key aim of this course is to expose the graduate artist to the key aspects of the working environment. 

The aim at the end of the Bootcamp is for participants to be better prepared to obtain work with a studio. 

Due to the current situation linked to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s Bootcamp will take place entirely online and spread over two weeks as follows:

Tuesday 4th of Aug from 7pm to 9pm

3D Animation Industry Overview 

  • Typical department/production structure/pipeline
  • How departments work with each other
  • Details about various roles available in Ireland
  • Case studies

Wednesday 5th of August from 7pm to 9pm 

Showreel & Online portfolio Part I

  • Dos and don’ts
  • Useful platforms and visibility
  • Case studies
  • Homework given

Thursday 6th of August from 7pm to 9pm

Applying to jobs 

  • How to research & read a Job Spec
  • CV writing & layout
  • Cover letters 

Tuesday 11th of August from 7pm to 9pm 

Getting into Business 

  • Contracts
  • Invoicing
  • Personal Finance/tax

Wednesday 12th of August from 7pm to 9pm 

Software presentation

  • What programmes are used by studios in Ireland depending on each role and throughout the pipeline

Thursday 6th of August from 7pm to 9pm

Showreel & Online portfolio Part II

One-to-one portfolio/showreel reviews and feedback 

About the Tutors:

Matthew Lloyd – Matthew is currently working as CG supervisor at Brown Bag Films and has worked in the Film, Television and Gaming industry since 1998. Some of Matthew’s work includes the Die Hard feature series, Spectral, Halo Nightfall, the animated series Sadie Sparks and Matthew also teaches on the VFX programme at Ballyfermot College.

Michael Downey – Michael is an experienced Talent Acquisition professional with over 5 years experience as a Recruiter in busy operations environments. He currently works for Boulder Media, more specifically recruiting talent for their upcoming feature animation. Michael has extensive experience bringing candidates through hiring processes from start to finish. His industry experience includes Animation, Technology and Cybersecurity.

Kevin Murphy – Kevin has been delivering his “Business 101” series of workshops since 2017, teaching groups of creatives the simple fundamentals of what is required to handle tax, accounting, and contracts in Ireland, so that they can get into business for themselves. Kevin has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from UCD, is a QQI Certified Trainer, has studied with the Irish Tax Institute towards the Chartered Tax Adviser qualification, and has extensive experience working in accounts and book-keeping roles in various companies. He’s currently finishing an MSc in Business Analysis & Consulting with IESEG School of Management in Paris. He founded RetroNeo Games in 2015, made it Limited in 2016, and finally converted it to a training company in 2018.

Pete Mc Nally – Pete is a Senior Designer at Microsoft and has worked in the Games and TV industries for 17 years, including stints as 3D Supervisor at twice Oscar nominated Brown Bag Films and Art Lead at Emmy Award winning Havok. He has also lectured in Game Art and his personal work has been featured on sites like 80Level and Sketchfab. Pete’s art can be seen at https://www.artstation.com/PeteMc and he blogs at www.petemcnally.com


There is no fee for the Bootcamp but please note that there are only 12 places available.


Please note that applicants must have a current, valid address in the Republic of Ireland in order to be considered for this course

Graduates from Animation and other related courses who are interested in being considered for a place on the 3D Animation Bootcamps should apply at the link below by Friday 17th of July at 12pm.

Applicants must include a link to a CV or LinkedIn profile and a link to an online showreel or digital portfolio in their application. (Showreel/portfolios in progress accepted)

Successful applicants will be notified asap before the Bootcamp starts.

Please apply here: https://animationskillnet.ie/events/3d-animation-next-step-bootcamp/

Location: ONLINE.

Course Information


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