My name is Julia. I'm from Russia. I would like to ask advice, what should I do in my situation?
I took a course on traditional animation in college from VGIK. But it turned out that our animation master quit when we finished our first year. In Russia, it is difficult to find a master animator who can teach students. So, in place of our teacher, they took two students who had recently graduated. Unfortunately, they couldn't teach us much. I was lucky and I was taken by a master of puppet animation from the Soyuzmultfilm studio. He was old but knew a lot about animation. And since there were no other hand-drawn animators, he started teaching me traditional hand-drawn animation ...I graduated from college with a high score. And I even had an internship on several cartoons at the Soyuzmultfilm studio. But the management of the studio changed and all the old co-workers and my friends were fired. I started looking for a new job. They refuse me everywhere. It turned out that the level of my knowledge in animation is very low. And everywhere I go thy need experienced specialists (as they say). I know that many studios used to take animators for training, practice or apprenticeship. But now its no such tsings in Russia. And there is no place to study. The college where I studied was the best of its kind. Complicating the problem is the fact that I have a visual disability. And disabled people in our country find it even more difficult to find a job because employers prefer not to deal with disabled people for fear of problems.
Now they took me to other studio, but they don't want to teach there either. They are not satisfied with my level of knowledge, but they do not kick me out yet.
So the question is: What to do? Give up and learn another profession? Or keep trying ?I know there are schools and studios in other countries. Maybe I should try to find education or apprenticeship there?
Thanks for any advice!
And sorry for my english. This is my second language ...