Netflix Animation brings together recent grads for virtual speaker series
Normally, this time of year is a busy one for graduates with finals, commencement events, and job hunting. But like so many, the class of 2020 is facing a very different reality due to the global pandemic.
Enter the Netflix Animation Virtual Speaker Series. Spanning five days and ten hour-long panels, we organized this free event as a way to engage with and inspire the next generation of animation talent from all over the world during a time of year when recruiters from our animation team would normally be visiting college campuses and meeting with graduates.
Designed to help guide industry hopefuls on how to break into animation, the series was intended for 2020 graduates in related areas of study such as animation, computer animation, cartooning, illustration, visual arts, design, film and television, writing, and entertainment studies.
Hosting these events online was fitting for our animation team, which has been able to continue with productions and other work by going virtual. Much of this work can be done remotely and separately, unlike live-action film and series productions, which have been temporarily halted in many places.
May 28, 2020 at 22:24