Landing a job in animation is not easy. The competition is tough, and it can be hard to know how to make yourself stand out when applying for a job. As an animation studio, we receive a lot of emails asking for placements or jobs here at Engine House. Here are seven tips we’d give on how to grab our attention.
But where is the intense global mourning and outrage for the victims of Boko Haram in Nigeria? For those who died in the central station in Ankara? For the victims of Flight 9268? Is our grief for them less because they are geographically farther away from us than Paris? Or is there another reason?
It is easier for me to access Thomas Condon’s (died 1907) original manuscripts on Oregon paleontology, housed in the University of Oregon’s rare book collections, than it is to get at my own research data recorded on magnetic tape for use by an old mainframe computer in 1971.
News organizations depend on our uncritical consumption of such stories as the Boston Marathon bombing and on their ability to manipulate our emotions through carefully selected imagery, sound bites, and the testimony of victims, bystanders, and “experts” of all kinds, in order to sell the products that are advertised during the coverage of such tragic spectacles.
TELEVISION PIONEER’S NOTEBOOK
Bob E. Harris is the name.
Television is my game.
And a fascinating one it has been for the past 67 years. I entered the field in 1948, the same year that Milton Berle, comedian, and Ed Sullivan, Broadway columnist, did.
Psychology can be successfully applied to advertising to drive more sales. This is not a new thing – it’s a concept that’s been developed over hundreds of years. However, advertising always seems to be evolving and getting more advanced.
Nathan Thompson considers the responsibilities of being a blogger after the “Gay Girl in Damascus” hoax.
CBC’s foreign correspondent Stephen Puddicombe has reported from some of the world’s most tragic places: Indonesia after the tsunami, Haiti after the earthquake, and the war zones of Iraq and Afghanistan. He hasn’t slept properly in years but he still thinks he’s the luckiest person in the world to do what he does.
Eric Brad weighs in on a new breed of affordable Android based tablets about to be released in the market and the impact they will have on us all.
Life As A Human Likes is a weekly feature of fascinating, enlightening, fun or perhaps just odd blogs and websites that enliven the experience of being human. This week, we feature ways to change your consciousness, news that huffs and puffs, and heroes who save the whales.