I feel like the luckiest person in the world! Just last Monday I was offered a job with Sony Pictures Animation as a Story Artist! Here's a quick run down of how it happened:
Monday - Sept 8th Blue Sky Studios got my Layout demo reel
Tuesday - Sept 9th I got a call from Blue Sky and a phone interview with the Layout people
Thursday - Sept 11th Blue Sky called with an offer! And it was a really good one! I was very pleased with it. It wasn't exactly what I wanted, but it was in the industry and I would have been foolish to not go after it. They let me know they were on a pretty tight schedule and needed to get an answer to them by Monday the 15th. I sent out a bunch of emails - one of which was to an recruiter at Sony Pictures Animation with whom I had been in contact. I asked if she knew of anything going on in Sony with Story positions. She emailed me back quickly and the ball was rolling.
Friday - Sept 12th I got a call from this recruiter saying that Sony was interested in interviewing me at their studio on Monday!
Monday - Sept 15th My interviews went better than I expected. I was relaxed, the conversation was great and I thuroughly enjoyed it all. On my way out of the parking garage, the VP of Productions came out and stopped me in my car and told me that I have the job if I want it!!! Want it?! Of course I want it!!! I was on top of the world!
So my family and I are now off to LA to live the dream of a story artist! I can't wait!!!