I have been looking for good projects to use my skills that are already decent or developing, our collaboration forums on CGS are pretty slow and don’t really seem like a forum to simply post “animator/generalist/etc looking for stuff to do”. I know that paid work is immensely scarce for me since I am still very new and every opening I see wants 5-10 years of industry experience. Maybe CGS could add profile functions like a banner next to our avatars that says “looking for work” or “looking to colab”.
Freelancer.com yielded a decent amount of projects I could probably do though most are highly underbid by foreign artists (I saw an hour long animation project with bids for $500).
Craigslist locally (San Francisco Bay Area) has a handful of postings I could do though very limited information on them.
So are there any other methods for finding collaboration or projects both paid and unpaid? I am probably going to end up being like quite a few of you and pursuing a completely unrelated line of work and letting my CG sit in the back burner while I work to stay afloat.