I was wondering if anyone could offer some direction to a well-known subject, " there is no one certain path ".
My name is D. , a 31 year old returning student unsure of what would be the best next step. Post college, I did not know how to apply my art studio degree and spent some years experimenting without career outcome.
My portfolio, primarily developed for experimental and now for character , carries development over 2 community colleges and self-education work which has been considered and rejected from a creative institution spanning years.
At this time, I have been accepted to Laguna College of Art &Design for character. Overall, my family has asked that I reconsider the financial commitment for the 2nd bachelor's and consider community college buffering ( Santa Monica college) and perhaps focus later on applying to graduate programs Ucla, USC, and CalARTs.
I would like to work on features, independent shorts, and become resident to a studio house and have an interest in comedy and working with many departments. At this time, I have basic graphic skills and no specific portfolio focus or demo reel and am unsure where to start.
I have been advised that I could be working now and have had difficulty pursuing training because of 2nd degree school admission restrictions but find myself at a cross roads, hesitant to an open-ended creative umbrella or the financial and competitive pitfalls in a cyclic application business. I think I've been overwhelmed and as I've recently relocated, it would be awesome to benefit from some clarity or mentorship.
If you have time, above is my first website (it's a lot so feel free to pick through)
and any insight would be appreciated.