like many of you, it has been my greatest desire to become an animator since I was a child. Now I'm grown-up and wanna fulfill my dream. I've always been interested in animation films and fascinated about animated images, so I'm making use of my artistic abilities and drawing skills to aim at an animators career.
After I've finished school (2004), I begun to work at several filmproductions as a trainee and got many illustration- comic- and storyboard jobs as a freelancer.
Although I wanna become a 2D animator I know about the bad cicumstance in this field, so I also dealt with 3D: In my leissure time, I've taught myself some programms and now I can handle Cinema 4D and I'm familiar with Maya.
Now I'm looking for animation schools, not only in Germany, but also abroad. The thing is, my parents aren't very wealthy and so I'm not able to pay high fees.
Can you tell me the names (and if possible the URL) of good animation schools? It doesn't matter where the school is, I'm flexible ;)
What do you know about foreign applicants and scholarships?
What kind of experiences did you make? How did you became an animator, where've you studied? Can you succeed in being an animator without studying?
It would be soooooooooooo cool, I've you could answer some of my questions!!! Thanks in advance!