Oh gosh I just saw your akihito/mirai prom drawing on your taylertots blog and it’s so cute! I couldn’t help myself and I doodled this in my planner really fast, I hope that’s okay!
OH MY GOD ITS PERFECTLY FINE ABSOLUTELY FINE MORE THAN FINE. THIS IS SO SO SO CUTE THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING AHHHHHHH!!!!!
Mr.Moony,Padfoot and Prongs
no worries, this is not a naive question by any means.
I think I would first start with figuring out exactly which areas of a “visual development” you want to focus on. Visual development, as you may know has a very wide range of application in any form of entertainment. (video games, films, consumer products like toys and other merchandise, graphic design work in branding, and the list goes on)
Even in the realm of animation that term covers many different jobs that have significantly different requirements on paths of study.
What do you want to do most? In which specific area does your passion lead you to? What do you find most joy out of when you picture doing it?
I know how restricting that can sound, and I don’t say that to box you in one area. I recommend it because that specificity is key to you crafting your path to real work. Real work is very specific, especially the larger the studio - like Disney or any of its fellow American studios.
Being on the side of reviewing portfolios to hire, one observation that I find true time and time again is that when looking at portfolios, ones with sharp focus (like character design or layout or environmental design etc) always gives the reviewer a stronger, reliable, dependable image of the artist that makes them lead to the decision to hire.
There are many times where we get portfolios that are kind of a potpourri of everything: little bit of character design, little bit of lighting, environments, prop designs, storyboards.. And you have no idea how many times we go “Um.. I don’t know where to put this person, or what this person wants to do.” A portfolio that features only strong character design and not much else is probably more likely to get you in that door, rather than a portfolio that has a ton of different stuff, but all of “just okay” quality.
And to further demonstrate my point about that not being as restrictive as it sounds, you can always switch, and make a new, specific, focused portfolio should you find you don’t necessarily like what you are doing! That’s kind of what I did. :)
Hope your dreams come true. Best of luck!
To answer your first question, to be realistic and honest, I don’t see it happening at Disney. Wicked is owned by Universal (owned by comcast), which is in direct competition with Disney Studios (owned by Disney). As I’m sure Wicked is very valuable property to Universal, I have hard time seeing them selling it to anyone else.
I do however, think animation could be a cool way that story gets told. :)
And to answer your second question, Yes! I have seen that story reel of defying gravity.
I’ve seen it because the artist behind it is Heidi Gilbert, one of my closest, most beloved friends whom I talk to every day. I was also there to witness the entire making of the reel! :)
I’m gonna share this here because she’ll probably want me to.. :
Heidi is a huge football fan, more specifically a Patriots fan. (ugh football.. I know, right?) <—(JK)
She was recently featured on an NFL website called “Together we make Football”- a website containing stories of how football affects people’s lives so deeply, and her inspiring story (that also directly relates to the Defying Gravity video) can be found here!:
You can view her story, and vote for her so she can go to the Superbowl !(or something like that. Some football thing I guess)
I know how much this means to her, and it would make me so, sooo happy if she got this, so if you have just a tiny moment, make sure you do vote for her!
Hope that answers your question. haha
ohmygod but seriously this was the best title/celebrity card ever
too many feelings about this boy
ay ay Ron
finally someone made gifs for this
i’m gonna fucking shit myself
i can’t breathe
ok no I’m sorry but the gifset does nOT DO THE VIDEO JUSTICE HOLY MOTHER OF FUCK
YOU DUN MESSED UP A-A-RON
snow in western oregon is hilarious because it’s so uncommon that every single person who lives here is tweeting/facebooking/texting photos of snow
and nobody knows how to drive in it so there’s cars skidding out everywhere
all of the willamette valley just loses it’s damn mind it’s so predictable it’s funny