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Old 02-04-2008, 07:45 AM
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Originally Posted by Ethaelmar View Post
Ditroi, from your writing style, I'm of the assumption you're relatively young, early to mid 20's, yes? So, don't worry about it. Life has a way of taking care of itself and, as long as you stick to your guns and continue to push resume's in the right directions, you'll get where you want to go. Remember that you are GOING to start small, period... that's how you get big, and it's the very rare happenstance that someone, even someone very talented as you appear to be, will catch their break early enough to make a real go of it.

One of the things I'm perplexed about the most -and this is being written to sort of substantiate my rant about catching a break- is a lot of people, including myself, will take a look at movies and television, the actors that have made it big young, and even people like Walt Disney -who fell on hard times, spent over a year in prison, as with Tim Allen, and still picked themselves up and kicked the world's butt- and will not only strive to live a life similar to that, but will insist on it.

However, when we realize the world owes us nothing, but that the only way to move forward is hard work and continuing to push ourselves into all the hard places, we can move ahead and live a full life. The happy side effect comes long IF you get picked up for your talent and make an even bigger full life out of it.

Take this all from someone who's lived a VERY hard life, especially over the past decade, and is, just this year, 36 years after being born, starting to see it all turn around for the better. I lived life the hard way; although I know the world doesn't owe me anything, I have still done everything in my power to push in not only the hard places, but the wrong places.

That's my 50 cents, and all I can afford right now.
LOL I'm 28... this is my second degree... You know why? My fellow art graduates in the whole LA area and I jumped in in 1997 to catch the wave of traditional animations new golden era... All the major studios were doing it. I had a teacher who was a background painter for DreamWorks Animation. Near the end of the 4 years he said I was pretty much ready, told me to hold out for 6 months. Because the industry is going through some reshuffling. ALL the studios even Disney decided to slam shut... the traditional animation arm in this country. There are many we blame for this mostly the short sighted execs at the studios who failed to recognize traditional animation as just a film style and not some flash in the pan trend when Pixar started making their well crafted films. I love Pixar... I love 3D but there is something lost... artists my age are still a bit bitter. I worked for 2 years doing all kinds of jobs...with the help of my mom paid off my loans... Looked around at other possible careers... computer science... vet... I just can't see myself happy doing anything else. Bit the bullet and went back into school.... graduated... now we have this Writer's Strike... The execs don't mind! More cheaply made reality TV!!! YEAHHH!!!
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