Couple of weeks ago I met a filmmaker, documentaries he is making, and next day a scriptwritter for commercials (what then he sends to CGI companys) and both seperately gave same piece of advice. I simply said I'm a student, gave some insight to our course and that some of us are having work placements in various places also in London. Both of them strongly adviced to not miss this chance and let people you meet know what you do and who you are because you never know...
Basically this guy David Shillinglaw gives his view on how to create opportunity and fuel the focus needed to succeed as an artist, an interview to Fidgit box. He summarizes much clearly what I'm talking about and what those two professionals basically said:
Mini Fidgit: Just Do It from Fidgit Box on Vimeo.
So yesterday I sat down for
couple hours and stitched my own first showoreel . I purposefully haven't
referenced anything much, just put all the best bits of work done in past few years. I found it
very useful to also show to my nan and aunts, who think I'm going to be an art manager or something and
simply don't understand what CG artist means or what they do :D
It was nice and easy to
play around and reorganize the stuff you've done already :]