Hi! I start as an animation student in a few weeks and I'm super excited, but I'm also very scared that I will be a lower ability to everyone else in my class and I won't be good enough, what should I do?
dude I was feeling e x a c t l y the same last year and let me tell you one thing : you won’t be the only one in your class to fear competition and/or feel less talented than the others for no particular reason!!! I’m the worst advisor but I still can tell you 2 things :
- in “animation school” there’s “school” which implies that you’re here to learn animation, therefore you’re not expected to be Extra Talented right from the start!!!
- I don’t know how it is in your future school but in my case, we get plenty of different exercices and group projects which can help us discover & improve our abilities and strenghts. It’s okay if some of your classmates have already found out that they’re storyboard/coloring/whatever masters and you haven’t. sometimes it takes time, sometime not, sometimes you prefer working on several tasks instead of having one strong point, etc. You’ll surely learn a lot about yourself during those years !!!!
So good luck for the year to come, I hope you enjoy it and make friends and learn tons of stuff !!! !