Saturday, December 16, 2006

Freelance has been good to me

Three weeks ago I started a freelance gig at Framestore here in New York, working on Geico Gecko spots! It's an animator's dream to go into work everyday, working on full character animation with dialogue! It's been so much fun this far, I'm really looking forward to the next few weeks. This is the great thing about working freelance in New York--getting to work at all sorts of places on all sorts of projects, and experiencing what different studios are like. Had I gotten a full time job out of school, I may be more financially stable now, but I feel like I've learned so much about the industry by freelancing than I would have otherwise. I think that knowledge will help me if and when I finally accept a staff position somewhere.

In other news, I've been told that "One Rat Short" has made it into Sundance Film Festival! It's still kind of surreal to think of all the attention that film is getting. When I was working at Charlex I was just happy to finally have landed a job! It truely shows how unpredictable animation/vsfx is, and you never know where it's going to take you, especially when freelancing. I'm very grateful for the opportunities I've had so far, because I know that I didn't get there on my own.

Take care folks,