Reel tips for 3D artists: How to create the best 3D application

Part 1 of an 8-part series by animation studio, Bardel Entertainment

Last modification: 12 Nov, 2018
3 mins

Animators, curious what recruiters at leading animation studios look for when reviewing applications and demo reels? The Canadian team at Bardel Entertainment, an animation services provider making series productions for Nickelodeon, Disney, Cartoon Network, DreamWorks, and Warner Brothers has got you covered.

In the first part of this 8-part series, Emmy Award-winning Bardel shares 6 of their best tips for taking your 3D application from good to great.


1. Content is King

Always include a title card with your name and contact info at the beginning and end of your demo reel.

2. Ixnay on the errors

Avoid spelling or grammatical errors on your resume. It sounds basic but small errors can imply a lack of attention to detail.

3. Fix your formatting

If one title is bold, the other titles should be bold. If one bullet point has a period at the end, the other bullet points should appear the same.

4. Context is Queen

When you list your experience on your resume, be sure to include context. What city, state (or country) did this job take place in? Did you travel and operate in multiple cities? What dates? Was it for five months or five years? Context matters!

5. Just be yourself

Think about what makes you different. Don’t hesitate to show who you really are, your likes and interests, your personality, and what makes you unique!

6. Test links and passwords

Ensure your demo reel link works. A broken URL stalls our ability to see your awesomeness, so make sure all the links on the page work. If it is password protected, be sure to give us the right password.

Contributing to "The Dragon Prince," "Teen Titans Go!," "Rick and Morty," and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles," Bardel are always on the lookout for exceptional talent.




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