Posted on February 10, 2015 at 14:31
I somewhat recently started to animate
and I've really enjoyed it. However, it takes a large amount of time and as a college student, time is not something I have a lot of. My longest video, Chop Chop, Pyro!
took at least 72 hours of work, though I had a relatively work-free summer so I did have time then. My other two videos were short and didn't take much time, though. I have two large projects planned, but I worry that I'll never be able to get around to starting them. It's frustrating because when I'm busy, all I think about are all these ideas I have for videos, but when I do have free time, I usually waste it playing video games or watching Youtube videos. A couple days ago I tampered with my TF2 files so that I'd need to update and verify the cache in order to play it; TF2 was too much of a distraction, so I'm hoping I can focus better without it.
So, I have some questions for you guys: How do you balance school/work with your projects? How do you relax so that you can concentrate on working without getting stressed out and quitting when something goes wrong?
I worry that I may be too ambitious. I'm trying to be a prestigious student, an excellent engineer, a skilled animator, and a talented musician, and each day it becomes more challenging.