Successful Application

Everything you need to know for your successful application process in Visual Effects, Animation and Games. Learn how to send effective applications and shine the best light on your work to win jobs and close leads. Change your mindset, and create a clear and successful strategy to get the right career opportunities. 

  • 2 hours personal coaching

  • Application templates

  • Create a successful application

  • Update your CV, reel and letter

  • 45 page guide book

Application Process

Applying for a new job can be a confusing and frightening experience. 

Getting no reply from most companies or a measly “we regret to inform you ...”. No feedback and no way to improve and reevaluate yourself for the next application. It can feel like running head first against the wall and hope everything will work out fine. Multiple times.

After a number of no responses and rejections we start to doubt ourselves and start to get unsure if we are even good enough for the position. We fall prey to our own judgement and lose confidence.​

No worries about the application tiger - he's just moaning!


Personal Review

& strategy

Together we scan through your application documents from CV, showreel, portfolio, cover letter and social media to make sure you shine the right light on your experiences and skills.

In the next step we look at your goals and plan a strategy for the next months to make you arrive there.

Application templates

Application templates help you to guide the process and creating a well defined starting point for the process.

  • 2 different CVs

  • Showreel

  • Cover Letter


Guide booklet

These booklet explains the structure of the templates. Why are things as they are and how can you make them personal. Since this is the difference between a formal and a great application that has actually success.

What Really matters

What matters the most is that you have a successful job application in the future and get the chance to work at the positions and companies you like.

A great application is not a magic bullet it is still you and your skills who get the job but they can be an enormous ally in showing the right angles of you.


Free Content

Get basic tips for the whole application process to make sure you provide the best experience for the company.

To make sure the question changes from if to "When can you start?".

A great Application changed my life

I didn't always work in mid to big studios. I used to work in the IT department of a small Animation Studio. They even declined my first application but then hired me anyway since they needed someone quickly. With some luck I got my hands on some Technical Director tasks and also did some lighting on my first Animation feature film. It was a cool experience and I wanted more.

After that first experience I wanted more but I noticed fast that my showreel was just small student projects and trailer footage from the animation film (since it was not out yet). Applying for a position became an endless circle of no feedback, no reply or a generic reply. Quick search: "I am sorry to let you know, that your application has not been further shortlisted on this occasion." It felt like there was a wall I couldn't climb.


What could you do?

I decided to learn anything there was to learn about CVs, showreels, Cover Letter and the whole application process while pushing my skills to another level. And slowly I saw success. First there were more replies, then the first interviews, my first contract negotiations und jobs.

After that I managed to work at Weta Digital, Framestore, Mackevision, ArtFx, CGMA and many more. There is your experience, education, skill involved but also the way you apply, communicate, what mindset you have and how you deal with disappointment. All of that play a crucial role how successful you will be.

Let us together make the most out of it!

Alexander Richter

I am a Technical Director and Coach with 8+ years of experiences in the VFX and animation industry. I worked for Weta Digital, Framestore, Mackevision, ArtFx and many more.


Job Application Review

Finally feel confident

your application will work.

  • 2 hours personal coaching

  • Application templates

  • Create a successful application

  • Update your CV, reel and letter

  • 45 page guide book