Sunday, May 1, 2011

Career Fair Review & W/O-a-box

Self Critique & Review:

Putting my best foot forward, I feel that I could have defined what I did a bit better for the first few interviews I had, but I improved in selling what I did as they went so that by the time Joel Halpern, the Creative Services Director for ABC24/CW30 came by I was fully confident and was able to sell myself well enough that he seemed impressed with me and my work and gave me his business card and told me to send him my cover letter/resume. My biggest weakness is that when an interviewer asked about how my work felt similar to the shows on Adult Swim and if I felt associated I didn't have an affirmed answer, so for future interviews I need to make sure I have a definite answer for that topic.

Without a box:

submitted In BOHS We Trust and am going to submit it to the Dragon Con Film Festival.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011


1. Tell me a little about yourself. (Keep your answer career oriented.)

2. What are your strengths? Weaknesses?
whatever I do I put my whole self into it and I try to make the most out of what I'm doing. My weakness is that sometimes I get frustrated with what I'm doing which upsets me and makes me irritable.

3. What causes you stress and how do you handle it?
I get stressed out when I am unable to do something that I should be able to do or am rushed on something. I avoid these by allowing myself plenty of time to get done what needs to be done and by making sure that I know what I'm doing before I start.

4. Give me three adjectives that describe you.
Loyal, Hardy, Creative

5. What do you consider your greatest accomplishment?
Graduating College

6. Who is your role model and why?
I have no role model.

7. Who have you been a role model to and why?
If I've been a role model to anyone I do not know who, though I'd have to guess that they're younger than me and have saught me out for advice.

8. What do you like to do in your spare time?
Read novels or work on my writing

9. Why are you interested in this position?
I believe it will be a rewarding experience in a field that fits my area of expertise.

10. Where do you see yourself in five years?
Hopefully in a higher position, having worked hard to prove myself a valuable asset.

11. How do you define success?
I define success by what life experience I have gotten from my task.

12. How do you feel about working nights and weekends for special events and activities?
I don't see the harm in it.

Employer Information:
1. What do you know about our company/organization?
I know that you're a premier print shop in the Midsouth.

2. What do you know about this position?
I would be working with digital images to make them printable and would also be setting up banners and working in a warehouse.

3. Why do you want to work in this field/for our company?
I have relative experience in this field and wish to gain real world experience.

4. What are the most important features you are looking for in a job/supervisor?
Reasonable work conditions and a flexible schedule.

5. What type of steps do you take to stay informed of new developments within your career field?
I read websites that are within my field.

6. What can you contribute to our organization?

1. How did you decide on your career/field/major?

2. What classes have you enjoyed the most/least during college and why?
I've enjoyed my film course the most, because it gave me the chance to work with others and to work with a project for the entire creation process.

3. How have the activities that you have been involved with during college influenced you?

4. Do you have future plans of furthering your education?
In several years after gaining real world experience and a cash base I plan to go into teaching.

5. What campus activities were you involved with?
I was a cofounder of the Japanese Culture Club and the President of it for two years.

6. Explain... (a poor grade or another failure).
Family circumstances kept me from performing to my fullest. I tried my best while the situation continued.

1. Tell me about a time when you had to influence someone to accept your idea.

2. Give me an example of a time when you had to make an important decision and how you came to that decision.

3. What type of supervision do you prefer?
I prefer a supervisor who knows what he's doing, doesn't try and force wrongful blame on others or steal credit.

4. What is your personal style of supervision?
I check on those I supervise every hour or two, making sure that my people are on task, while trying not to keep them from doing their work.

5. Tell me about a time when you had to work with a difficult person and how you handled it.
I focused on the job at hand and worked with the person. When they became difficult I calmly talked to them, trying to keep a focus on the job at hand.

6. Tell me about your position with___________ and the valuable skills you learned.
I learned to get things done fast and efficiently, while multitasking constantly.

7. Please give me an example where you demonstrated the ability to be an effective member of a team.
Once we had to get an order out by 3pm, and we had two other orders that needed to by done by 4pm. I was able to get all three done by 2:45pm without any problems.

8. Give me 3 reasons why I should hire you.
I'm a hard worker, I have experience in the line of work required for this job, and I

9. How would your co-workers/supervisors describe you?
An honest, hard worker, who puts his all into what he does.

10. What did you like the most and the least about your last place of employment?
The best part about my last job was how I was able to put my all into the work without running myself ragged, the worst was that the hours would often go into the dead of night when I'd normally be asleep, shifting my sleep schedule.

11. What relevant experience do you have?
I worked in a factory for a year.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

STAR Questions & Responses

Describe a time when you were a team leader. Who did the team consist of, and what did you do to help your team be

Durring the digital Cinema course I took there was a project where I was teamed up three other classmates. Due to no one really having a driving force to the group, I took over and helped lead the group while considering each member's opinion and adapting our project so that everyone's ideas were incorporated. After we had our idea made I helped refine the script we came up with to where it was completely understandable and easy to follow. When it came time to shoot the project I helped direct what shots were taken and where each shot was.

Tell me about a time when you had to persuade someone to see your point of view. What tactics did you use? What were the outcomes? What did you learn?

On numerous occasions I've had to talk to other anime fans and we would discuss the certain merits of different series including the ideas, themes, and narrative within the series. During these discussions I normally try and point out traits, ideas, and other things that are not very noticeable and have fairly long discussion about the series, while I used logic and understandable terminology to get my point across. Normally by the end of my conversations the person I was talking to understood what I was talking about and thanked me for telling him about it. One such time was when I hosted a panel at an anime convention and discussed a particular anime franchise. I had people asking me questions about the series as well as people who were just as knowledgeable as me about it and I simply talked to them in a calm, rational fashion while respecting them and their opinions.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Job Hunt MK3

Visited Gadsby, she suggested revisions which have been made, pointed me in the direction of printshops for job oppertuniteis and supplied me with the info for a local printshop that was looking to hire from MCA and gave me the needed info to contact him and told me to send my resume out ASAP.

Will do interview questions and STAR exercise later.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Job Hunt MK2

1.Film/Video Editor
Neue Studios Inc.

Job Location:
Neue Studios Inc.
91 Beverly Heights
Middletown, CT 06457

Neue Studios Inc.
Kathleen Shea

2.Art Director


ATTN: Creative Services Director
2701 Union Avenue Extended
Memphis, TN 38112


WHBQ-TV FOX13 Memphis

Qualified candidates send resume, salary requirements, and non-returnable tape (if applicable) to:

Human Resources | WHBQ-TV/Fox 13 | 485 S Highland | Memphis, TN 38111
E-mail: | No phone calls please!

4. General Warehouse Worker

Kelly Services
Job Code : 90371
Job Type : Full Time
Category : Manufacturing/ Production/ Operations
Career Level : Experienced (Non-Manager)
Education : High School or GED
Compensation : From 8.00 To 13.00 USD Per Hour
Location : Collierville TN US 38017

5.AT&T Retail Sales Consultant

Job - Retail
Primary Location - TN-CORDOVA
Other Locations - TN-MILLINGTON, TN-Memphis, TN-COLLIERVILLE, TN-Memphis, TN-Memphis, TN-Memphis, TN-Memphis, TN-BARTLETT, TN-COVINGTON
Schedule - Full-time
Shift - Day Job
Employee Status - Regular

(Apply online button on page)

6. Full Time Video Editor

Employer -Sugar Publishing Inc, dba "PopSugar Studios"

Location - San Francisco, California

Job Type - Full Time

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7.Video Editor I

Employer - Operation Blessing International

Location - Virginia Beach, Virginia

Job Type - Full Time

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Thursday, March 31, 2011

Self Critique

In BOHS We Trust, March 2011

In BOHS We Trust, we see the Biotech Original Humanoid Servant, or BOHS, created as the ultimate helper, the answer to our daily lives. By placing our trust in BOHS we are supposed to reach a new level of comfort. Until we see the technology become flawed and the chaos that follows.

I want this piece to make the viewers laugh at the ridiculousness of the BOHS and the situation it has been placed in while thinking that these things are part of our technological production and that there is the possibility of technology turning on mankind just like in my animation.

The source of my main idea was founded in the works of Issac Asimov -examples including Foundation and Robots and Empire- and the book series The Rings of the Master by Jack L. Chalker. These works are important to me because more than anything they make me think about their subjects in ways that hae always brought new inspiration to me whenever I read them.

The theme of this project is the trust we place in technology and the possibility of that trust being betrayed.

The real strength to this piece would have to be the stylization within the piece and the humor used to keep the story moving.

The main problem with my piece is the audio device I used to record my narration wasn't the best and to get a decent audio I had to hold it fairly close to my face, thus the vocals would "pop" when I was too loud. I need to rerecord the narration with a better recording device that I should be getting from an instructor. I also need to improve my work pace when it comes to creating assets to use in animation.

My main frustration was that it took so long for me to create the drawings used in the piece. While the quality was good it took too long to make the individual pieces. I discovered during this project that while I may be slow at making the art, the actual animation process went very quickly and quite easily. I also learned that I need to work a lot harder on an idea while it's still on paper before I start working on it, for while I have found I'm very adaptive, too much of a change in script or production is frustrating.

Finished Product

In BOHS We Trust from Nick Brinker on Vimeo.

We trust people. We trust objects, ideas, and theories. But more importantly we trust technology. We trust because it is in the human nature to trust. We trust technology, no matter how advanced it is. We see technology idealized. We refuse to see the problems with technology as we integrate technology more and more into our lives, to the point where we become inseparable from technology and every aspect of our civilization is somehow governed by technology.

In my animation, In BOHS We Trust, we see the Biotech Original Humanoid Servant, or BOHS, created as the ultimate helper, the answer to our daily lives. By placing our trust in BOHS we are supposed to reach a new level of comfort. My intent with this animation is to present a satirical view of our trust in technology and the commercialism that presents technology to the public. The more we put our trust in technology and the more advanced the technology is, the greater the possibility of technology becoming unstable and destructive. Until we find ourselves governed by technology, our lives ruined, and our civilization more mechanical than ever before?