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commonly asked interview questions

I have a very important job interview coming up for an entry level position in Motion Graphics. I'm trying to make a list of some fairly common interview questions so I can practice answering them without stuttering and sounding ridiculous.

I haven't really had an interview for animation jobs/internships in the past so I'm wondering if there are any questions more specific to animation/motion graphics that I should be prepared to answer.

If you could tell me any questions you can remember being asked for an entry level position in animation, or questions from any sort of job that stumped you in an interview it would help me out a lot!



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Jul. 21st, 2010 11:50 pm (UTC)
I haven't been fortunate enough to interview for an animation position, but my guesses:

How would you handle the pressure of deadline changes? What is your weakest skill creatively/technically? Do you try to keep on top of industry events? How well do you work on a team? How well do you work independently? Are you good at asking/offering help to others?
Jul. 23rd, 2010 04:57 am (UTC)
i would agree with moon. A lot of them have to do with deadlines, how you would work, also your process, how do you work, I was once asked for what my inspiration was. Another interview went straight to the facts, Day Rate (FIND THIS OUT, use freelanceswitch.com's calculator to do some math!) and turn around time (ALWAYS factor in 20% more time then you need at worst case!) And that was pretty much it. Another was how I would work in teams or handle the tight turn arounds. I've heard of one interesting one where a TD was cornered by multiple questions of what to do in a problem. In the end after providing many solutions they said that had been tried and failed, he said, I would ask for help.

RIGHT answer. Wrong answer would be to say you knew it would work or something to that extend.

In Feature and TV animation it's a team game the whole way, but interdependent, that is, little direction at times but a lot of weight on your shoulders. It varies place to place, just be prepared for the big ones and small ones (question wise) and you should be good :)
Jul. 23rd, 2010 05:10 am (UTC)
one curve ball they might throw is to ask you to list some of your favorite examples of motion graphics that you have seen recently. I know when I went to work at a gaming company, they asked me what my favorite five animated films were.
Jul. 25th, 2010 04:32 am (UTC)
ahh i'm glad you mentioned this.. i never would've thought of this one
Sep. 6th, 2011 10:24 pm (UTC)
А у нас на работе новеньким принято давать тестовые задания. Работа покажет что вы за фрукт))
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