Apply Now For A Motivarti Mentorship with Brenda Chapman
If you’re interested in learning firsthand about how to refine your skills in creating a story for film (especially feature animation), now’s your chance. As part of the Motivarti Mentorship Program, Brenda Chapman will spend 10 weeks working with a mentee to guide that person through the story process.
Motivarti’s mentorships are designed to “provide aspiring entertainment artists with the resources to help them achieve their full potential,” according to the program. “The mentorship program is a unique and very selective program where the mentors hand-pick their mentees from a group of finalists.”
To be considered for the program, submit an application online or through the mail (due July 20). The application includes a short Q&A, portfolio and resume that will first be reviewed by a Motivarti selection committee. After that, the top 10 candidates applying for each mentor will be notified of their selection as finalists, and the specific mentor will decide who receives the mentorship.
While working with Brenda, the mentee will be given assignments (likely consisting of writing and/or drawing) that will help that person better grasp the concepts being taught. Brenda is open to working with mentees of varying experience levels—she’s simply looking for “a spark of story talent” in your work. And once the mentee is selected, that person will be asked to create a clear list of goals that will help shape what’s taught during the 10-week program.
“My goal is to help them achieve theirs,” Brenda says.
This is a one-of-kind opportunity to learn from one of the best in the business. If you’re fascinated by story and are looking for your start in the filmmaking industry, well, this could very well be it!
Let us know if you decide to apply for the mentorship. And in the meantime, we wish you the best of luck as you prepare your application and portfolio! If you’re in need of a burst of inspiration, don’t forget Brenda’s advice on creating a portfolio that stands out. Go get ‘em!
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