1. Salford City College
Eccles Sixth Form Centre
BTec Level 3
Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production
NAME Dylan Jones
ADDRESS 6 buckfield Ave, Salford, Manchester M5 3HJ
TELEPHONE 0161 790 1234 (Home)
07777 123 456 (Mobile)
FACEBOOK / TWITTER /BLOG unit13dj.blogspot.co.uk
DATE OF BIRTH 07 April 1995
EDUCATION 2006 – 2011 - Oakwood High School
2011 – 2014 - Eccles College
QUALIFICATIONS GCSE Mathematics - (D)
GCSE English - (B)
GCSE Science - (E)
BTEC media and diploma
Adult Literacy Level 1
Improving Own Learning Key Skills Level 1
Ms Caroline Gough
Hair & Beauty Tutor
I am a very creative and artist person as I always have ideas. With the skills I already have I know that I can become a great animator.
I have been inspired by animations and animated films. A big influence has been Tim Burton’s “The nightmare before Christmas” as I
love this film and like the art style used throughout the film. The film made me try out stop motion animation and I found it was great
to work with and hope that I will make some of my future animation a stop motion. I have also been inspired by animators on the
internet like Egoraptor, Hotdiggedydemon and Cartoonhangover. I follow these animators as I find them entertaining and I hope that
one day I can do the same in my animations bringing laugher and happiness. I am applying to university to gain more qualifications to
2. better my career and also skills.
I am good at drawing and have always drawn since I can remember. My own cartoon characters style, and have been drawing digital
art for 2 years. I have excellent computer skills. I have made a lot of animation projects in college as I have made 2D and 3D
animations. My 2D animation was about a banana with underpants on, in which I got an award for the best 2D animation of 2013 in
Eccles college. This project involved lots of technical challenges. I had to design a user interface screen that was capable of providing
navigation though the game but also be entertaining. I have done several 3D animations in college, where a camera would fly though
a 3D image of a post-apocalyptic city I have made. Another 3D animation I have made was where a character is dancing around the e6
radio logo. I found the 3D animation more intense than the 2D but I still found it interesting and I persistence will pay off. In my own
time I plan out animations of my own. I like to draw digital art and maybe see if I could create them into animations by moving the
eyes so they blink or the mouth like they are talking. I am really enjoying the course and have great tutors to guide me.
I am ideal animator with determination, I can prove my skills are up to date. I am honest reliable person, punctual, as I have 100%
attendance at college. Time keeping skills are also excellent.
I can meet deadlines, and always work to the best of my ability at all times. I always take pride in my work at all times Perfectionist,
with a keen eye for detail. When I was younger I had a problem hearing making learning a little more difficult for me but that didn’t
stop me from becoming what I want to be today.
I did work experience over the summer holidays with an intruder alarm company. My duties were: maintaining equipment, installing
and fitting equipment like CCTV, and monitors, door access, on large company buildings. I found this interesting but I think I will stick
to becoming an animator as I intend to be a great asset to any animation company in the future.
Personal Statement Guidance
Identify and then cite some examples of your technical skills, soft skills and personal interests. Be positive and include anything and
everything at this stage.
What skills do you possess now?
Carry out a skills audit of what you possess now:
• Research – investigative skills, thoroughness, reports.
• Ideas generation – ideas maps, moodboards, questionnaires, interviews.
• Presentation – pitching, negotiating, teamwork, performance.
• Writing – scripts and presentation documents.
• Evaluation – review and analysis of completed project work – self-criticism.
• Digital manipulation – photographic, camera and Photoshop skills.
• Digital illustration – hand-drawn and Illustrator skills.
• 2D animation – stop motion, hand-drawn and Flash.
• 3D modelling and animation – NewTek LightWave, Blender, Sketchup etc.
• 2D and 3D game engines.
• Art concept skills.
What soft, transferable skills do you possess now or need to develop and how?
Problem solving Communication Commitment
Tenacity Creativity Honesty
Efficiency Innovation Trustworthiness
Teamwork Entrepreneurship Reliability
Self-presentation Punctuality Humour
Confidence Public speaking Empathy
ICT Literacy Numeracy
What personal interests and hobbies do you have or have had in the past?
Collecting limited editions