Friday, September 26, 2014

Work for FREE!

And, at the same time, pay for some college course or other where you can earn course credit so that this scam is legal.

Our friends at Blur Studio in Culver City have this gem up on social media:

Blur Studio is seeking unpaid Animation Interns to work on a Blur sponsored project here at our Culver City studio. Applicants must be in a program through which they can earn course credit for their work. Ideal candidates will have a positive attitude, the ability to take direction and work independently, experience animating in 3dsMax, Maya, or XXSI and a desire to grow as an artist. Please send reels and resume to ... (etc.)

No minimum wage. In fact, no wage at all. Such a deal.

Of course, you can earn course credit by going to a college or university and listening to the prof. And that would probably be more restful than being bent over a computer monitor animating for Blur Studio for ten or twelve hours at a stretch.



Darrel said...

I'm signing up right now...I can hardly wait!

Floyd Norman said...

Some years ago, when my partners and I ran our own production house we hired interns to help us with our animation projects. We were small and couldn't afford to pay much. However, we never expected anyone to work for free.

This kind of thing is reprehensible and professionals who prey on the young and inexperienced are clearly bandits.

Kevin Koch said...

The operative term here is "being bent over." But, hey, kids! This will be great for your career! I promise!

Steve Hulett said...

Floyd, you just operated your company in the wrong millennium. Here in the magical 21st, working for free is all the rage.

Heck, I'm surprised Blur isn't charging people to work for them.

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