First of all, i'd like to introduce myself as a new member of these forums, probably to answer possible questions, and for those who are just a little too lazy to check my profile ¬_¬
I`m Kizeki, a 22 year old manga artist from Madrid, Spain. I have been watching and loving anime and movies since i was a kid, and becoming part of the animation and filmmaking industry has always been my dream. If you're asking if i have any experience in animation: nope, none at all. But if i let my lack of experience stop me from achieving my goals, then, when the hell will i ever achieve any experience?
I have read plenty of threads in forums and articles about people who have been in the same situation i find myself in right now. A lot of them helped me realize how hard this is. I know forming an animation studio from scratch, and with no budget, is no joke, but i'm not talking about just wanting to fulfill a desire just because suddenly i felt like entering this enourmous and complex world called "animation". I'm talking about my future. This is something I will achieve no matter what happens, and no matter what people tell me.
So, the reason i'm posting this is(if it's not that obvious yet), because i'm asking for help from those who have had experience in this matter, or even those who haven´t but could atleast give me tips, or even those who want to give me a push forward and give me a pat on the shoulder.
So many questions are coming into my mind right now, but for the meanwhile i think it would be best if i just asked for basics first. I'm planning to keep this thread alive for a very long time, both for me and for other members who might find this useful.
First off, imagine you're young, inexperienced, don't have any income, and you live in a country where animation is not a major industry (or better said, an industry that not many people are willing to take a dive into), and your dream is to form an animation studio.
What would be the best way to start out in your own opinion? What would you need to learn? What are the important things you should take note of?
What equipment and preparations will you need for this war? (long live the epic movies!)
Personally all the weapons i have in my armory are: the ability to draw, the ability to turn inspiration into stories and scripts, charm (maybe), and persistence.
If you wanna know what profession i'd like to take when i get into the animation industry then without a doubt i'd eventually want to be a director and author.
Okay, i think thats enough to open this thread. Thanks for taking your time to read this. If ever you notice that my english is a little rusty and i lack proper grammar, then please forgive me, and feel free to correct me. I'll appreciate anyone wanting to help me with my questions, or anyone wanting to help me improve my english. ^_^
the type of animation studio i'm trying to form is gonna be using traditional 2D animation, atleast at the beginning.
Dreams are for idiots and fools...
so you shall call me Sir Idiot N. D'fool :cool: