What’s the future of motion design and visual effects? Is it the beginning of the end or the end of the beginning? Industry veteran and Digital Kitchen CD/Director Ryan Summers jumps on the live stream to discuss: the future, burnout, trends, networking and becoming an influencer.
Is the sky falling or are we in a new gold rush? We chat with Ryan Summers to talk about:
5:10 – Why did Blind leave the creative service business behind to start The Futur?
7:44 – Ryan’s take on the current state of the Motion Design Industry
11:00 – New ways to earn a living as a creative
18:00 – Supplementing your income sources. Passive income.
18:35 – “I don’t have enough time to do extra work”
20:30 – Write your own rules for how you play in the industry
22:00 – Is there a playbook for aging creatives?
23:00 – Should you take about rates openly?
29:00 – How to connect with Ryan through Office Hours
30:20 – Burn out. Physical and mental.
39:00 – Always be learning. Always be teaching.
42:00 – So what do we do about burnout?
44:00 – No more pixel F-ing
45:00 – Bad jock mentality inside the industry
47:20 – We need more examples of relatable people transforming
51:00 – You should share your “trade secrets”
56:00 – What about trends? Chase, follow, or ignore?
About Ryan Summers:
Originally planned to be a chemical engineer until I was hit by the double-punch combo of Jurassic Park and Toy Story – and then it was animation from there on. I’ve worked as an character animator on children’s videos, created the visuals for industry-leading slot machines, and designed the opening titles for some of the highest rated shows on TV.
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