I’ve always been curious. Who here went to fine art school / visual effects school? I fell into this later than most after cramming 4 years of uni into 8 and short careers in retail, hospitality, foodservice and recruitment. This means I’m strong in some areas but always lacked certain fundamentals. It’s super similar as to when I was working in kitchens. I never went to culinary school but enjoyed a short and intense career in amazing kitchens but couldn’t bake a brioche or fold a challah to save my life. Only now a few years later am I truly able to round out my skill set. I think.
I’ve seen people straight out of high school start as runners and a decade later we are all working for them in all capacities related to Flame. What have your experiences been? Also, I’m absolutely not interested in what’s better…this vs. that. I’m interested in your experience and what worked (or didn’t!) for you.
As a non classically trained…(ACK! I gotta stop sayin what I’m not). As classically trained in various sciences, I always struggle with design, layout, art direction, creative direction, drawing, painting, sculpting, writing, joke telling, story telling, musical performances, music in general, acting, singing, karaoke, to name a few. Those things TERRIFY me. I’m more a read the effing manual kinda guy and therefore found joy and peace in philosophy and medical ethics.
What’s worked for you? What’s hasn’t? If you did go to art school or film school, what do you feel your Achilles heels are?