I've got 4 sequences of varying length and topics... I've got my fly sequence (by far the longest), the couple trapped in the elevator, my Millers Crossing rework and the last section of Superman.
I feel like every time my portfolio has been looked out the critique has given me "course correction." The last one I got this summer from the guys at Blue Sky pretty much crystalized what direction I needed to take.
I knew how to draw, I obviously knew how to lay out a scene... they do *comedy* and they do *character... let's see some of THAT. Hence the fly sequence as well as the couple in the elevator. I'm hoping that will be enough but I'm meeting with Sergio tomorrow to take a look at every thing laid out and see if he thinks it's enough.
I showed my fly sequence at APE to every board artist I could find... one from Nickelodeon who told me to apply... to Lucas to several at Pixar and it was very well received. I was told getting into Story really was a waiting game. I told them I understood that but I wanted to make sure my portfolio was up to standard before I started pounded on the door.
The general consensus was...I was pretty good.
I'm hoping my portfolio down at the expo will turn some heads. There are a LOT of big studios that will be there and I'm planning on making a "drop off" for each and every one. Disney, Disney TV, Nickelodeon, Sony, Blue Sky, Pixar, PDI, Dreamworks, Laika... I've spend the last few YEARS trying to make my "small goals" work up to my "big goal" and I'm crossing my fingers.
I also reworked my resume. Take a gander!