Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Introducing Elaine Wu!

This past summer, I had the great opportunity to work with Elaine Wu.  Not only is she an incredibly talented artist, she's also one of the kindest people you'll ever meet.  She is currently finishing up her senior year of school at Ringling where she is creating her own short film.  Watch out for her work in EPIC and keep up with Elaine's latest at:  Inspirale. She's an up and coming talent to keep your eye on!

PS-Thanks to everyone who commented in the previous post.  I really appreciate your feedback and know the workshop will be much more effective/personal through your thoughts and ideas.  If you missed the post, feel free to leave a comment.  I'll continue checking until the CTN expo.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

I Need Your Help!

I've been asked to give a workshop at the CTN Animation Expo this November!  I've titled it, 
"Become a Professional Student: Transitioning from School to Studio"

Over the past few months, I've thought deeply about the topic.  So far, I've filled 21 pages with thoughts, ideas, and tips but I've got to narrow it down.  I want this workshop to really help those attending, which is why I need your help!  I'm trying to get a feel for what artists are most interested in.  Read the blurb below and tell me what you'd like to hear if you were or are attending.  Take a moment and leave a comment.  I really appreciate your help!   

"Become a Professional Student: Transitioning from School to Studio"

Your portfolio is sitting in the center of 12,000 other applicants, how do you set yourself apart?  How do you get to the final review?  How do you get the art directors attention and keep it?  Breaking into the industry can be a daunting task but its not impossible, in fact, there are things you can be doing right now to greatly improve your chances of getting in the door.  Join Tyler Carter, Blue Sky Visual Development Artist, as he highlights insights, experiences, and tips about landing your dream job.  In this revealing workshop, he explains what sets students and professionals apart.  Tyler will highlight how you can be a professional student just by focusing on a few important things before you land ”the big job”.  He will also go through a number of concepts such as improving portfolio, internship secrets, networking, persistence, and talent development.  If you are looking to take your portfolio to the next level, this art intensive workshop is for you. 

Thanks again for your help guys! 

If you're attending CTN, you can sign up for the workshop here: