To the point: Are there jobs in Canada for 3-D Character Animation? (Ontario, Canada).
I’m hoping someone can help me sort out my thoughts and concerns… I’m currently in a creative/advertising career path, but I want to change gears and dive into 3-D Animation. Specifically 3-D Character animation, I’ve downloaded Maya and read every page of both textbooks, and entered the 11 Second Club competition once and placed 42nd with zero class-time which I think is pretty motivating that I’m not completely hopeless. Although extremely fun, loved every moment, at 29 years old I really need to either recognize if this is a passionate hobby of mine, or could it be a career? If its a hobby, great. End of story… but what if I went for it and dedicated the next stage of my life to learning 3-D Character animation, I’d take the full Animation Mentor course, and just soak up and learn everything I could. I don’t mind dedicating the next 2-3-4-5 years to learning… its just what if its all for nothing?
That brings me to my burning question… JOBS?!? I live in Canada. Ontario, Canada to be exact and a quick job-search lead to a pretty big reality check, there isn’t much 3-D Animation jobs out there where I live (or at least I didn’t see any). I really don’t see myself uprooting everything and trying to work for Pixar in USA, so you can say I feel pretty deflated…I’m hoping someone in Canada, specifically Ontario could shed some light on what is realistically possible??
Thanks all. Happy Friday.