RUBIKA ENTRANCE EXAM ANIMATION TIPS
The entrance takes place over one day with written tests:
- QCM general knowledge
- 2 Specialized exams
An individual interview lasting 20 minutes will be conducted by a person in charge and/or a contributor from the sector concerned. During this interview, the student will have to present his objectives, his motivation, his knowledge of the sector, his interests, his favourite works, his hobbies, … This privileged moment will also allow the examiner to appreciate the technical and artistic qualities of the student by going through his or her portfolio. Finally, we will take advantage of this exchange to evaluate the level of oral English.
SPECIALISED ANIMATION EXAMS
The general culture MCQ will focus on civilizations, history, geography, society, … but also on points related to the desired orientation. In the case of the ANIMATION sector, the questions may relate to the industry, professions, film productions (titles, directors, actors, history, etc.) from the early 1900s to the present day, comic strips, working techniques, events linked to specialisation, etc. These same themes may be addressed during the individual interview.
A specialized exam will focus on observational drawing (still life).
A specialized exam will focus on the setting up of a History Synopsis developed in the framework of a Story-Board.
There is no particular formalism expected for the Portfolio but a great expectation on the variety, quantity and quality of the works presented (anatomical drawings, observation drawings, perspectives, character creations, sets, …), possibly sketchbook(s) and other paper or digital creations, in 2D, 3D or other techniques.
In the case of a very rich content, it is advisable to make a pre-selection in order to be sure to show the work most representative of the level already acquired. The remaining work will be made available to the examiner for consultation during the exchange.
A selection of some books on artistic creation and the creation of games :
- Michael Hampton – Figure drawing
- Terryl Whitlatch – Animals, Real and imagined
- Scott Robertson – How to draw sketches and environments
- Richard William – Techniques d’animation
- Stephen Silver – The Silver way – Techniques, Tips and Tutorials
USEFUL FACEBOOK PAGES
- The Art of Animation
- Wallpapers and Artworks
- Character Design References
- Creature Box
Draw every day: you can easily produce one drawing a day … From creation or observation, it doesn’t matter but draw!
Cultivate yourself: watch films, reports, read books, … It will feed your imagination and your creativity!
Find out more about the trades and techniques related to the sector you wish to take!