First of all, I'd like to mention that I am really glad to have found these forums since I've learned so much from the artists in this community. I can see there is a high level of professionalism and respect here, so I can't help but ask for assistance from anyone who could be kind enough to answer some of my (probably silly) questions.
I'm a comic artist who has been studying animation for almost 3 years, eventhough I don't have any plans of becoming an animator. After the 3-year course I'm planning to take classes on directing, and music.
Now I'm wondering if this is the right path to take. To be honest, I want to be a director (animation) despite the vast number of disagreeing comments I've received from both students and professionals in my school, who tend to push me into thinking that being a director is only possible if you have an enormous amount of experience in the industry, and ofcourse, money.
I'm not sure if this is entirely true, and besides, I want to start small. I have already formed a studio with my friends and we've got enough people to produce shorts, or even TV series with decent quality. The thing is, my team wants me to be the director (and I love the idea since that is my goal in life) but I'm not sure if I'm ready for it yet. I have absolutely no knowledge in the field... the closest I've ever been to directing was during the creation of my own personal projects like, comics.
If anyone could help me out I'd really apreaciate it. To keep it short, I'd like to know what I'm going to need to become a real director.
Courses, books, brains, brawn...?
Anyways, thank you for reading this, and I'll be waiting for your opinions.