Anonymous asked: Hi Flip! love your stuff! I just finished high school and I'm looking to get into animation. I read in your blog you studied animation, so I was wondering, what advice would you give to someone in my position and maybe if it's not too personal, what advice would you give to the "fresh out of high school" you?
Hey anon! thank you very much!
I did, I had 2 years of art school first and then animation, which I graduated from :) I’m not sure what advice I can give you, you probably are from the other side of the world, I’m from Chile ,you know, where animation is kind of a new career, so studying animation here is probably very different than somewhere else /with more experience. Maybe this is the moment to add that I feel really insecure and uncomfortable when people ask me for advices concerning art/animation, I think I’m so behind when comparing myself with my international peers xD Anyway, maybe that’s the advice I can give you. If you know it’s something you are going to enjoy and love, despite all the insecurities (and self-beating, competition, lack of social life and sleepless nights) go for it! dive head first!! go crazy! because studying and working in something that you love has no comparison IMO :)
hmm and wow! thanks to your 2nd question, I realize I’m pretty pleased with all the decisions I’ve made! Some time ago I would have said start Awaken earlier, but now that I look back, there were some things that I needed to think over and mature a bit, so I’m happy with how things have turned out. Although… mm yeah I know what. DO YOUR WRIST EXERCISES!! there, that’s something I regret greatly and I could have avoided :P Take care of your health! Work can wait a little.
I hope my small advices help you! Good luck Anony<3