You May See Them At Pixar Some Day
May 26, 2010 4:43 PM   Subscribe

Vancouver Film School students create a portfolio project or demo reel for graduation designed to demonstrate their creative and technical abilities to potential employers and collaborators. Among the many great samples, I dig Rain Crowds in the 3D animation category, Dance! in classic animation, and Border in digital character animation. But there are literally hundreds to choose from, so please enjoy.
posted by netbros (7 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

My friend Ben did some stellar work at VFS.
posted by Bookhouse at 5:46 PM on May 26, 2010 [2 favorites]

Interesting that you picked this particular art school to feature. Around this time, all art schools with animation programs have a Grad Show featuring a lot of cool stuff. And a lot of unbearable crap.

I understand that Vancouver tends to be one of the better ones year to year. CalArts is another.
posted by jabberjaw at 6:18 PM on May 26, 2010

When I started reading I thought this was going to be about plagiarism.
posted by ODiV at 7:55 PM on May 26, 2010 [1 favorite]

Is there any way to view these at a larger size? Seeing what is clearly beautiful animation shrunk down to 2x3 inches is painful.
posted by alms at 8:12 PM on May 26, 2010

I'm reminded somewhat of demoscene programs. Short, visually impressive computer art, often requiring great feats of programming skill. This scene still is around, if past its heyday.
posted by MrFish at 8:39 PM on May 26, 2010

I was going to go to VFS. true story. Flew out there after finishing high school, did the meet and greets. But in the end, the siren song of software development pulled me in a different direction.
posted by blue_beetle at 9:58 PM on May 26, 2010

Ringling has a lot of good stuff, too.

As far as reels go, though, I don't think they get much better than this .
posted by crumbly at 6:54 AM on May 27, 2010

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