Thursday, September 24, 2009

A Board Artist

Today I thought I'd start with something new. I've been just really using this blog to post drawing and photos of what I'm doing. But after taking my storyboarding class at the animation guild I realize how very little I did know about boarding. Not that I'm saying I didn't receive a good education but I can see the huge holes in the program. Entertainment Arts is not something that you can go to school and get a job. It's something you learn on the streets. Getting your hands dirty and working for peanuts, if that.  I've learn more in the 1 1/2 yrs I've been in LA than the 5 yrs at art school.
It's amazing how many people come down here (Hollywood) and think a job will just land in there lap.  And as far as internships go, everyone has Pixar and Disney on the brain. The truth of the matter is most will never make it there right out of school. It takes hard work, networking and patience.  Patience is a big one. In this economy less projects are being green light and thus creating less opportunities for newcomers.
There is so much to cover, so I won't bore you with it all in one post. I think I have a topic of the day and relate it to what is going on in my life and what I learned from the experience.  I'm not writing this to boast but to mentor. If you have a question, free feel to leave a comment and I'll answer it to the best of my ability.

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