3Dami is looking to recruit 27 students to run three 3D animation studios and create every part of a 3D film using Blender in just seven days. This free summer camp is open to students aged 14 to 18.
Onsite experts in 3D animated films help students to create their own Pixar-style film using the open source software Blender. 3Dami is looking for students that demonstrate enthusiasm and independent working by submitting a portfolio.
3Dami is a non-profit organisation founded to promote digital art amongst pre-university students, by linking them with each other and industry. Its summer camps get groups of nine students to run their own studios and make their own short 3D animated film using Blender, experiencing every part of production, from scriptwriting through to première.
How to apply
To take part in one of the 3Dami summer studios a student must submit a (small) portfolio. A portfolio is simply one or more works intended to represent students capabilities (artistic and/or technical). Portfolios are required to get jobs in the industry, so creating one is great practise as well as an invaluable learning experience. For 3Dami a portfolio proves to us that you are enthusiastic about coming, and also demonstrates that you have learnt the basics of the software we use.
The 3Dami software of choice is Blender, and it is very easy to get started using it, not to mention entirely free. In order to apply you need to:
- Register your interest for 3Dami
- Download Blender (It’s free and if you’re a PC gamer its also available on Steam)
- Complete at least one beginner's tutorial series: 3Dami Blender Basics – 3Dami's own tutorial series, Blender Cookie Blender Basics or Gryllus.net
- Work through two or more tutorials (see below)
- Submit your portfolio by email
- You may want to look at previous applicant’s submissions
Anything can be submitted as part of a portfolio: Images, videos, 3D content, computer games, even creative writing, created using any method (any software and/or any traditional method, such as pencil sketches or paintings. These will need to be scanned into the computer).
We do require that portfolios include at least one work created with Blender, our software of choice. This is to ensure you arrive with some understanding of how to use it, so we can focus on the more advanced skills required to make a film. When multiple software packages have been used to create a portfolio we will need to know which software was used for each work. A portfolio may include group work, but we will need to know which bits you created.
Absolute beginners are accepted. It is entirely possible to create a good portfolio with only a single day-worth of work, where Blender is used for the very first time.