This was some research that I found useful when writing my cover letter. After looking at other people’s cover letters in the class, I think that I should probably do even more research.
Sample 3D animator cover letter: http://www.greatsampleresume.com/Cover-Letters/3d-Animator-Cover-Letter.html
The bullet points make it feel more rigid and less personal but I like the clarity of how she communicates her skills and why she would be good for the job.
General tips on writing a cover letter: http://dazpix.co.uk/coverletter/
Again and again I come across the importance of not writing a generic cover letter and the need to tailor it to where you are applying to.
An example of a cover letter applying to Nickelodeon:
I like how she starts by describing the strength of the company and then how she can match that strength with her own skills.