How To Not Get Left Behind As You Become Older In Creative Industry



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.

http://ryansummers.net
@oddernod

#TheFutur #MotionDesign #Mograph

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