If you want to get better at graphics, you really do need to step away from icons. Icons are all well and good, but they literally only help you with colouring. Tags can be anything, you don't need to do the strict forum style tags, I actually despise them. :P
You should give it a go, try working on that slightly larger canvas and see where it takes you!
;___; no thats fine. It's because I feel incredibly guilty whenever I use someone else's theme. xD I wanna keep working at things...because I want to be as good as you and Gavin and all the other good graphics artists nowadays. My mastery lies primarily within icons, and I'm kinda afraid to try tags. xD;
Oh wow, does that mean more studying at college or uni or whatever?
I could never be a surgeon, I'm terrible with blood and intestines and things like that. That's why we have people like you to take the reins. :D
I initially did, but not anymore, because I felt my skill ran in helping people and assisting people do whatever, pretty much. I then decided that I wanted to take it to the next level and actually be a surgeon, to save people's lives.
Well yeah that's true, and a good piece of inspiration/advice which I am happy and grateful for. :D
And my teacher from theatre studies last year gave an awesome story which inspired me a bit. He said his cousin went for his scuba certificate for fun, then get a forklift license for a part time job he had, then got a light rigging certificate for future possible jobs. Then, in China, they had an underwater light show, and they needed someone with light rigging experience and scuba experience, and he was like the only person, so he got the job and got paid heaps to set up lights underwater.
So basically, the small things all add up, so if I like practise writing and editing and all these things, as hobbies, which I already do and want to continue, that could end up really beneficial! :D
Film Industry? Competitive? There are about as many positions in the film industry as there are cookies in a jar. You could be paid thousands of dollars for literally doing nothing but setting up cameras in the right places during certain scenes. Literally. While I can't say that just about anybody can get in(because the film industry is all about money here, and if you want your movie to be funded or something, your script better be perfect), it's good if you have a really creative eye and artistic talent, especially in writing. All in all, you just have to have a good eye for things and you'll be fine, because an omitted mistake can cost big time. D:
I know what a movie trailer is! In fact, that would be a cool job too!
I'm quite interested in the film industry and would like a career doing it. But I think I'm doing a course in Creative Writing moving into Screenwriting because it is broader, and the film industry is really competitive isn't it? So that gives me more flexibility in case that doesn't work out.
Initially, I was forced to, but I grew to like it, and continued to pursue it for 4 years. I'm not in the class now because I thought I would develop disinterest, but now I actually want to go back there again. I was an editor and reporter, and in that class we also do the basics of news. Movie filming I'm not entirely sure about, but movie trailers are definitely an option and there are some really cool movie trailers that I've seen.
In case you don't know what movie trailers are, it's basically say....think of those commercials that you see on TV advertising a particular movie, and showing a scene or something from that movie. That would be, in the film business, known as a movie trailers. Trailers themselves obviously aren't as difficult to make as the movie itself, but it can be some work. It's fun, though. xD