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Waggy

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I was wondering where everyone went to school or self-learning if you didn’t? Any thing is fine IMO. Gum roads, Cal Arts, Linda, Gnomon, etc.

I went to CU Denver, which looking back, I wouldn’t recommend.
 
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I did go to Film School, though truth be told, I didn't think I learned that much there. I was a pretty proficient 3D-Artist beforehand already, learning through tutorials. There was the occasional class, such as color theory, storytelling, art history... that I probably wouldn't have had the motivation to learn myself, but apart from those, I think it's entirely possible to self-learn 3D Software, Animation, Modeling, Compositing.

I've had the opportunity to work with a couple of colleagues at different animation studios through the years who were self-taught, and even now as a freelancer and 3D-Business, I see many who did not go to any kind of design or filmschool at all, and hey are still pros.

I think Filmschool gives you 1. Time to focus on the subject, 2. motivates you to focus and get better because there are so many likeminded around you (and also because it usually costs a good bit of money) 3. A Structure / Plan that has been proven to work to get better

If you have the discipline and self-motivation to keep at it for years I think you should be able to do it on your own.
 
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