22 July 2009

My newest adventure

This is generally a video blog, but today I thought I would write a little bit about what I've been doing the past few weeks. 5 July, I quit my job (I was a bartender in a sloooooow restaurant) and the next morning, I left for Los Angeles with just my clothes, my computer, and my portfolio stuff to chase after these animator dreams. Sound cliche? This is one of the most difficult tasks I have ever undertaken. Seriously, it is not for the faint of heart. Leaving behind the comforts of my family and friends (not to mention the confidence of being a big fish at school) has been a challenge for me. The competition is insane, and it is very difficult to get your hand on the what's going on in this industry because it is very dynamic and continuously changing right now. So I've been doing lots of research, studying whenever I'm not researching, and drawing myself to sleep since I got here.

But the opportunities are there, and I'm starting to uncover them. And I'm excited because I'm taking life drawing classes from Glenn Vilppu (AWESOME!) in September. And I figured I'd join ASIFA and play with those people too (not as fun as drawing, but I'll deal with it).

I've got some things to post and some other animations in the planning stages. When I get my real computer setup and running, I'll bust it out and post it for yall. Until then, have a good one.