sooo, finaly had the test and the interview over skype… has pretty much crushed all my hopes.
while i knew that my hand drawing skills werent that good, i was hoping that the digital part and the fast learning would compensate a bit since the education is 50/50 as they said but they didnt seem that enthusiastic… along with that, the test part went pretty bad. Since i had never drawn with a time limit, i messed up and the storyboard ended up being a mess.
Not really nice stuff to remind myself of but i figured i should post it here since i had desperately tried to find what to expect from the test prior to taking it but found only one brief mention of it… perhaps someone else will benefit next year.
The test was sent to my mail and had to be finished and sent back in 4h. we had to choose a genre (Romance, Action, Horror or Documentary) and draw a character, background, 12-15 panel storyboard and make up a story with the theme “a visit to the veterinarian”
i lost most of my time working on the backround(s)
these are a bit tweaked in photoshop since im a bit lazy to find the originals but the work sent in had to be hand drawn without coloring…
after doing the backgrounds i realized that i barely had time for the storyboard and char, so i scribbled smth as fast as i could:
same with the storyboard… they said that i had tried to draw too many details… they were ofc right, should have done nice orderly boxes and drawn simplified pics, easy to understand, but since when i read about the 15 panel cap, my mind was got stuck on “making every panel count” although the mess up with the time screwed that idea… why didnt i just think of doing smth short like just a scene?? oh well, will see what answer ill get in the beginning of june…
EDIT: didnt get in, had a new try next year: http://blog.koivistik.com/?p=365 also unsuccessful