Job 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. 

  • Create a successful application

  • Update your CV, reel and letter

  • 3 hours of personal coaching

  • 45 page guide book


Only 2 seats left this month

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.

  • Create a successful application

  • Update your CV, reel and letter

  • 3 hours of personal coaching

  • 45 page guide book


Only 2 seats left this month

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    Adrien Brooks

    Junior Lighting Artist

    Alexander gave me some very detailed advice to update my application but also sharpen my professional goals. He has great insight into the VFX industry that helped me to see clearly how to properly build a strong application. Being a recent graduate, I can't wait to see the results of his mentoring. Thanks Alexander!

    Job Application, Personal Coaching

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    Jim Paez

    Compositor & VFX Supervisor


    Alexander has provided invaluable info on how to find the right landing spot into the film industry. He is part strategist, part thought provoker, honest and straightforward. His knowledge about the industry indicates when and how to invoke the various skills are needed to bring out a clarity of purpose and desire that is often hard to pinpoint on your own. He has a way of make questioning about your own thoughts, he is able to focus them in a way that adds meaningful direction. I could go on and on with superlatives, but suffice it to say that if you are looking for someone to confide in and learn from about yourself, your professional skills, your career ambitions, and your potential, look no further than Alex.

    Job Application, Personal Coaching

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    Luisa Rodrigues

    Junior Compositor


    Alex is a great coach. He tells exactly what you need to change and doesn’t sugar coat anything, it was a very straight-forward conversation that helped me to improve a lot my job applications. As a student coming from a different field of work and also from a different country, I had to learn how to make a cover letter from scratch. I strongly recommend him to anyone interested in working in VFX.

    Job Application, Personal Coaching


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