Listening to: Random Vocaloid songs
Reading: Karen J Lloyd's Storyboard Blog
So I'm still really upset about the whole Ringo thing, and we haven't found a new home for him yet, but I'm mostly trying to not think about it until it actually happens, so in that case I'm feeling pretty alright right now. Excited, actually.
I've got a convention coming up this weekend that I managed to get a few friends together to go with, so I'm pretty excited about that, but I also figure out something today. I figured out that I THINK I want to do Storyboard art for a career. I'm still doing a lot of research into it right now, but the salary looks alright (as long as you can land a job in it), and it seems pretty tough, but I believe that I'm willing enough for it. I'm mostly reading from companies that people feel unappreciated or sort of "stuck" where they are, which is tough but it could certainly be worse...hell, Dreamworks even offers free meals and snacks, and they've got some kickass animations. Not ALL their animations are the best or I'm a big fan of, but I can only imagine working on some of their films...
Then there's Laika Productiosn. Mff <3 Their movies are literally my favourites <3 <3 Stop motion animation, I could never imagine being able to work on something so fucking perfect and gorgeous and be a part of such an astounding project <3 BUT, with that company, I'm reading that not only are the jobs not guaranteed (aka you loose your job usually when the project ends) but they're seriously underappreciated, and it's expensive and underpaid. But they are sort of just starting out, so it's understandable that they'd have a lot of issues at first.
Then again, out of my "choices" I don't really, truly, have a choice of where I work, do I? It's mostly just sending out my portfolio and hoping to god I land an interview, eh? Still, I'm pretty excited about all of this!! It's something to really look forward to, and I especially love the style of storyboard art- quick and sketchy for the most part, which is exactly what I can do~ I've still got plenty upon p l e n t y of practice to do before I get up to standard though, but that's okay because I've probably got about another 6 years before I have to begin my journey. And imagine how much better I'll be in 4 years, yet alone 6! ;D
So yeah, long journal is long, but basically I'm just really excited right now~