Metamorphosis from Glenn Marshall on Vimeo.
El autor, en su blog, introduce este vídeo, pero en su última entrada a día de hoy, «The Modern Artist», da unos consejos con los que me he quedado afectado, por su fuerza y honestidad:
I’ve realised how anyone who wants to be a digital artist in the modern age can be created, have their work exposed and ultimately find a career in the industry. It goes something like this.
(1) Train yourself in the skills you need, get the software you need by hook or crook, there are endless video tutorials and books for just about every piece of software there is. Can’t afford the software or afraid to use cracked software? Then use open source, it’s free, it’s more powerful than ever, with large user bases and friendly communities to get all the help and advice you need.
(2) Make the time and effort and produce something, set yourself a goal, to create something that will knock people out, anything less is a waste of time. Don’t just do some tests, go the whole way, punish yourself to create a piece of art, you’ve got a heart, use it, conceive a project and make it the most important thing in life, get inspired, quit college, quit your day job, have the courage, believe in yourself.
(3) Get it online. If it’s good, you wont have to do anything more, the viral wildfire of the blogging and linking community will eventually get it front of the eyes of someone with whom you’re ‘destined’ to work with, i.e. producers, film makers, agents, commissioners, entrepreneurs. Vimeo.com is a great example of where you should place your creative work to get noticed.
(4) Sit back and wait. If nothing happens, go back to step one. You’ll always get better.
That’s it. No need for universities, schools, diplomas, certificates, teachers or lecturers, no need for bureaucratic, incompetent film commission bodies, no need to beg at the steps of arts funders, no need to dumb down your ideas for film financers.
All you need is a cheap affordable computer, open source software, self training, motivation, hard work, and with some faith in the organic, viral principle of the Internet, success will find you.
No se puede explicar mejor su trabajo.