Breaking Through

        
 
 
 
BRIAN MAINOLFI has been working in Hollywood for 28 years, for nearly every studio in town. He started as assistant to legendary director Chuck Jones, and has worked at Walt Disney, Dreamworks, and Universal Feature Animation on such films as Pocahontas, Mulan, Tarzan, Sinbad, and Curious George. In television, Brian has worked on a dozen shows including, The Simpsons, Dan Vs., The Boondocks, and American Dad. He directed the pitch pilot for Duncanville, and is currently directing Paradise PD for Netflix. Click here for more about Brian Mainolfi.
 
If you want to work in the Prime Time TV Hollywood Studio System, then the studios are looking for a very specific set of skills. How do you know if your portfolio demonstrates those skills? Breaking Through with Director Brian Mainolfi is a series of lectures that seek to explain in explicit detail the necessary elements for different job classifications within the Prime Time TV Hollywood Studio System, and help you prepare your portfolio to best exhibit those skills.
 
Brian will present numerous examples from within each discipline to fully explain the workflow at a studio. You will learn specific job duties, and how to revamp your portfolio to demonstrate, specifically, what the studios are looking for.
 
The goal is to start you on the path to creating a portfolio that is more tailor-made to everyday work situations within a studio, and therefore make you more likely to be recruited.
 
Whether you’ve ever worked at a Prime Time TV Studio before, if you want to change job categories, or ‘level up’ your skills – Brian wants to help you prepare.
 
FOR MORE ABOUT BRIAN MAINOLFI click here
 
 

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Breaking Through, Ask Me Anything Brian Mainolfi

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Originally recorded from a LIVE Zoom Meeting: June 11, 2020, 4 pm - 6 pm PDT   An Ask Me Anything with Legendary Story Artist Brian Mainolfi....

Breaking Through, Primetime TV Character Design

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Originally recorded from a LIVE Zoom Meeting: June 18, 2020, 12 pm - 2 pm PDT The daily duties of a studio character designer probably aren’t what you think. We will go over every aspec...

Breaking Through, Primetime TV Storyboarding

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Originally recorded from a LIVE Zoom Meeting: July 2, 2020, 4 pm - 6 pm PDT   In animation, storyboarding breaks down into Feature and Television, with Television broken down further int...

Breaking Through, Primetime TV Perspective

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Originally recorded from a LIVE Zoom Meeting: July 16, 2020, 4 pm - 6 pm PDT I get it – doing perspective is like doing Algebra. There are lots of rules and it’s not fun. But you...

Breaking Through, Primetime TV: Feature vs. Television

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Originally recorded from a LIVE Zoom Meeting: July 30, 2020, 12 pm - 2 pm PDT   Story artists must be masters at every aspect of animation and film. But different projects require ...

Breaking Through, Primetime TV Concept Design / Background Design / Prop Design

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Originally recorded from a LIVE Zoom Meeting: August 13, 2020, 12 pm - 2 pm PDT   To be a Concept Designer, Background Designer, or Prop Designer is to create the World. But what e...