im trying to get into the field of animation only because i've had my own story since i was a kid that i told myself i had to make my life's goal to produce, and never changed my mind since. i just graduated from sheridan, an animation school, and am now still living with my parents (at 22......) while taking a 3d training course in nyc and taking on freelance projects for employers whose faces i never see (sad). i imagine the next step to reaching my goal is to just buckle down and work on the story itself to completion, but i don't feel right about doing that while still living off my parents (even though they don't care..but theyre strange) so ever since graduation i've decided to look for a full-time job in my field. this will allow me to keep my skills up, support myself, and get an understanding for how the field i've chosen to represent my brainchild works.
most importantly, though, day in and day out, for as long as it takes, i would have several hours to myself in the evening, like any normal full-time job allows, to actually get to that next step: finishing the story.
so my question in this ambiguous 'employment discussion' board is, is this realistic in our field? the bit about the free time after work, especially. any and all wisdom accepted.
it's so tempting to just bust out, drop every sense of 'life,' learn flash, clear my throat, and just start producing quick episodes myself, voice acting included (yes, the womens' voices too!!! ) to attempt to directly show just why ppl might like this story.. but..then...i wouldnt be supporting myself, now would i. i heard that's what happened to the lady who created this: www.makingfiends.com apparently some studio's executive's daughter told her dad about that little flash series and now that lady's about to become quite happy.
talk to me if you care