Should I move to California to become an animator?
I’m thinking about going to graduate school for animation. I’d love to get into 3d animation, storyboarding, or concept art of some sort.
I’ve heard from several people that you pretty much have to live in California to work in animation, but are there other hotbeds of animated creativity elsewhere in the U.S. I could consider moving to?
Winter is my favorite season, and I don’t personally care for summer or enormous cities but I can deal if it lands me a great job. California sounds alright and all but I’d love to have some options. Some places where I can be employed and living comfortably, maybe someplace that gets colorful fall leaves and fluffy white snow during the year.
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