I'd like to get back into animating as a living. Currently I live in NY and if I can avoid it I'd like not to move to CA, I like being close to my family. Ever since I graduated in 2006 I had to bite and claw to even get an interview. I had an animation test with Animation Collective which I could not complete because my school (Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale) did not prepare me for working with a wacom tablet or even hint that paperless studios existed. I purchased a tablet soon after and have become proficient with it and using flash as opposed to working with pencil and a light table. But ever since that interview I have pretty much toiled in obscurity, I worked on a 2D web dancing game for which I animated dance moves, and ever since have been stuck at a boring job as a tech support guy. Working in a non creative field provided me with the security I craved but the mundane nature of it is crushing my soul slowly. If anyone knows of any studios in the NYC area that are hiring people please let me know. I'm starting to lose my mind. I cant understand with such a large popular city, how is it that we small market for animation?
Unfortunately the only work I have to show at the moment is my old demo reel and a link for the game I worked on. My skills have improved since and I am currently working on a short 2D film. Any critiques of my old work are welcome. Thanks all.