What are studios looking for? How can I get into a good animation school? What should I be studying?
I get a lot of these types of questions now and again, and I never know how to answer them. I can’t be sure of what studios are looking for, I don’t control admissions policies to schools, and I have little idea what makes for a current and relevant curriculum. There are a lot of variables in your bid for a career in animation, and it’s kind of impossible to control most of them. You must be crazy to want this job!
I find it helpful to focus on the things I can control. Among those things are your study habits and how you spend your personal time. It’s good to work hard and have goals—without them we would get nowhere. Study hard and make decisive strides towards achieving your art goals. But in the heat of that pursuit, don’t forget to go out and live your life!
If you spend any amount of time looking at artists online, you’ve probably figured out by now that there are about a million dudes and dudettes in internetville who draw better than you (I relive this realization daily). Once your have done your best to rise to their level, the only tool you have to compete with these crazy talents is your background, your personal character—is you!
Consider developing your whole self with the same raw focus and intensity that you develop a particular skill set. Get focused. Go out, have adventures. Run, jump, skin your knee, fall in love, root loudly for the away team at a baseball game, barely escape a crash of stampeding rhinos, live to see another day. Experience things big and small. Go for a walk. The world is full of wonders.
I know this advice is not particularly animation-specific, but maybe that’s for the best. At any rate, it is something I feel strongly about. Animation is great, and there are few things that I enjoy doing more than drawing and storytelling. But in order to have stories to tell, first you have to live them.
Be good, and see you soon!
PS, if you were looking for advice on draftsmanship you should probably be reading this.
/cough jonty cough/
Unfortunately, this is a real restaurant and that is a real response. Their page was not hacked and thus trolled (that I know of). The owners are just really crazy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G6LY7TJ16pg
holy FUCK watch that video
i just watched that video (and the part 2). unbelievable
I’m like 7 minutes in and jesus christ
HOLY BALLS, I SAW THE FULL EPISODE ABOUT THIS TRAIN-WRECK OF A RESTAURANT.
GORDON RAMSAY LEFT THE RESTAURANT WITHOUT CHANGING IT BECAUSE HE SAID HE WAS SCARED AND DISTURBED BY THE PLACE AND IT’S OWNERS.
LET ME REPEAT THAT.
GORDON FUCKING RAMSAY SAID HE WAS SCARED AND DISTURBED BY HOW VICIOUS THE OWNERS ARE.
I like how they went on the show to try to “debunk” the “online bullying/false criticisms” and only get trolled even harder.
Like omg the yelp comment page is getting trolled hard http://www.yelp.com/biz/amys-baking-company-scottsdale
I will give them credit and props for being one of the only restaurants on KN to actually date/label and properly store/stock their backroom/walk-in like jeez that was beautiful how clean it was
ok, reblogging twice since I finally just done my fair share of research and watched the episode. And holy batshit, the lady is also a felon too for some SSN theft and so fourth I’m a person that reviews things too and I love food and great/fine cuisine and I am a hostess/waitress (more so a hostess) myself. All I know it is against the law for owners to pocket tips and also the obvious one, MORALLY WRONG. I do indeed hope their restaurant goes down under, because if Gordon couldn’t save it, no one can. Good customer service is a MUST if you want people to keep returning to make a profit. Too bad their actions got foiled, I must admit they lied pretty well through their teeth, and covered their restaurant to look appealing on the outside like a Rafflesia but its all like shit in the inside, just like a Rafflesia, and I would just go down there if I ever went to AZ for some reason (if their restaurant was still surprisingly standing) and just see what would unfold, and see what would happen and how they would treat me, I bet if I persisted through their shit storm they’d throw at me, they’d lay a hand and strike haha. Then we can see that place go down under.
But I do love the trolling on yelp and reddit. Seeing those troll comments cheered me up greatly.
made my day worth it
and confirmed on the felon thing, someone on reddit found the court case docs & such
Is this real?! It’s not tagged with anything! :(
Yea these are real, its a Lightning storm crossing paths with the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull’s eruption column.
Nature is freaking metal
You start to realize why a god of storms & thunder featured so heavily in Norse myth
Never not cool seeing these.
I can’t brain this. They look like miniatures.
this lens will cost you your arms, your legs, and your grand kids.
But it’s worth it, look at those bad boys.
this effect can also be done on photoshop with almost any photo. It’s called tilt shift, the top and bottom third are out of focus while the middle third is in focus giving this “toy” appearance
let them spend their money on a lens ben while we have fun with a normal camera and photoshop
Q:Hello good Sir, Try not to let things get you down. You are an awesome guy Alex, you are surrounded by people who think so and are there for you should you need them. I hope that you manage to find a way to smile today, you deserve it :) You're a great person. I'm sorry you're in this situation, I know the feeling and have been there. People are always there for you should you need to talk or vent or just distraction! Focus on the positive things, even if they original from negative ones.
posting for reference