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Deluxe Entertainment Interview

30 Questions and Answers Written by Rachelle Enns

Updated on June 16th, 2019 | Rachelle is a job search expert, career coach, and headhunter
who helps everyone from students to fortune executives find success in their career.
Question 1 of 30
Deluxe Entertainment is seeking someone with in-depth knowledge of FX techniques, workflow, and software. Are you familiar with tools such as Houdini, Maya, and RealFlow?
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How to Answer
Most animation and creation studios will use Houdini, Maya, and RealFlow so the interviewer will want to know how familiar you are with these standard industry tools. If you are not familiar:

- Houdini is a 3D animation software application
- Maya is a 3D computer graphics application
- RealFlow is a simulation tool for the 3D and visual effects industry

Be prepared to discuss how familiar you are with these tools. You can tell the interviewer, on a scale of 1-10 how well versed you are, or you can rate yourself from beginner, all the way to expert. Discuss the projects you have worked on that required these tools. You can also mention how many hours you believe you have spent working with these tools and applications.

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Question 2 of 30
What is your experience collaborating directly with Directors, Heads of Story, and other artists across departments to brainstorm ideas, shape our films through visual sequences, and develop cinematography, staging, and cutting?
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How to Answer
Deluxe Entertainment needs to know that you can handle the collaborative and cross-departmental work required of you in this role. Discuss your experience when it comes to cross-departmental and cross-functional collaboration. In production and media, it takes many passes through many hands to complete a project so, it's essential to Deluxe Entertainment that you can work well with other people through a variety of departments. Give an example of how you collaborate with a diverse team in your current role.

Question 3 of 30
Give me a recent example of a valuable lesson you learned from a problem you faced at work.
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How to Answer
One of the best aspects of problem-solving is that you always have the opportunity to learn from the experience. Seeing problems as opportunities to grow is what makes you an excellent employee! Show the interviewer that you can learn valuable lessons when there is a problem at hand. Use a work-related example, if you can. If you are new to your career, think about a time when you learned a valuable lesson in university, or while volunteering, or while playing a team sport.

Question 4 of 30
At Deluxe Entertainment, we strive to be on the cusp of innovation in artistry and technology. What does the word 'innovation' mean to you?
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How to Answer
Deluxe boasts award-winning artistry and innovation. The term 'innovation' is often overused in business these days and has now become a buzzword that many people don't fully understand. The interviewer would like to know what you feel innovation indeed is. Include an example of a time when you have witnessed an innovative change in the workplace, or when you have exercised creativity.

Question 5 of 30
Tell me about a time when you improved communication between yourself and a co-worker or client.
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How to Answer
The interviewer would like to know about a time that your communication skills improved a work-based situation. Possessing the skills to enhance communication in the workplace is a precious asset. Talk about a time when you used your excellent communication skills to improve a potentially harmful situation with a co-worker or client. Perhaps you saved the fate of a project, were able to reiterate the intention of an email before feelings were hurt, or you helped a cross-departmental effort to go smoothly.

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Writers for Deluxe Entertainment Answers and Questions

Rachelle Enns
Rachelle Enns is a job search expert, executive headhunter, career catalyst, and interview coach. Utilized by top talent from Fortune companies like Microsoft, General Electric, and Nestle, she helps professionals position themselves in today's competitive digital marketplace. Rachelle founded Renovate My Resume and Executive Resume Solutions, two companies focused on helping job seekers get their edge back. She helps everyone from new graduates looking for their first placement, to CEO's who want more out of their career. Rachelle coaches students to executives on how to master the toughest interview questions and how to handle the most bizarre interview situations; all with confidence and poise. Rachelle trains other career coaches, recruiters, and resume writers, globally. A big part of her job is also spent coaching HR professionals on how to bring the human touch back into their interview and hiring process.
Marissa Letendre
Marissa Letendre is a seasoned HR professional, recruiter, and resume writer, with an extensive background in consulting for startups, small, and mid-sized businesses. As an expert in the HR/recruitment industry, she has contributed to, The Undercover Recruiter, and other top industry publications. As someone who understands the industry from both sides: the company and the candidate, she is able to craft strategies which create mutual benefits and profitable results.
First written on: 06/15/2019
Last modified on: 06/16/2019

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