What Kind Of Strategies And Mindset Are Required For This Role?
This role requires a creative and imaginative mind. It requires someone who is focused on developing and creating value. It requires someone open-minded and with an eagerness to learn at every opportunity available. You also need a growth mindset and be able to forecast changes in technology that may arise before a project is completed. These are qualities that I have developed as well as work ethics to be able to perform well in this role.
Describe A Time You Failed In This Role And The Lesson You Learned?
In my previous role, I had an unapproachable boss. One time I did not understand his instructions and was scared to go back and ask because I did not want to be scolded. This led to a wrong interpretation of the requirements and that step had to be redone in the project delaying the video game release. I owned up to my mistake and took full responsibility for the delay. I learned that I do not have to fear being scolded and ensure the project is delivered on time.
Role specific animation interview questions
Below is a summary of role specific animation interview questions to ask candidates,
1. How do you update yourself with animation trends?
Sample Answer: I keep watching animated movies and follow each detail I see. I keep on updating myself by searching for different styles and creative ideas. Few of the books I follow and generally see the tutorials to groom my practical senses.
2. Working on animations, what mostly inspire you?
Sample Answer: While I work on the animations, the things that inspire me the most are the tools and the software. Gearing up with the project makes me work harder and I try to explore even the minor details with which my work could get better.
3. What software do you mostly work on?
Sample Answer: Few of the software are my favorites which I work mostly on. Maya, 3ds Max Design, Adobe Animate are the major software I work on.
4. How skilled are you at rigging?
Sample Answer: Getting the apparatus used properly, I convert a skeleton into a moving character in no time. Animation requires a movement of the characters which are framed well. Creating the layouts more effectively, I work on rigging to remove the barrier and bring the outcome effortlessly.
5. What all games do you play?
Sample Answer: Apex legends, doom, Tacoma are the games I play and get inspired from. Not only I play but learn a lot from those animated characters. My mind gets more creative after this short break of playing.
1 What Inspires You When Making Animations?
I like to study the client’s requirements well and then question myself on what the target audience would enjoy. When I know what will spark the interest of my target audience, I focus my energy on that. I also look at my past creative works to remind myself that I can deliver a great animation to the client. I then start the work and let my creative juices flow. I give it my best shot and when needed I take breaks to unwind by taking walks or talking to a friend. If it is work that requires a team effort, I check in with my teammates regularly as we update each other on the progress made. Teammates also ensure that the client’s requirements have been translated well into the game.