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How to Launch Your Creative Career

Lucas Ridley, Instructor and Animator

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7 Lessons (46m)
    • 1. Course Introduction

    • 2. The Basics

    • 3. The Development Phase

    • 4. Portfolio - Part 1

    • 5. Portfolio - Part 2

    • 6. Making Time

    • 7. Wrap Up

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About This Class

Have you considered switching careers or pursuing your hobby more seriously? Then this is the course for you!

I changed careers almost 10 years ago and I want to share with you my knowledge and experience of launching my creative career. I was in a science-related field with no experience and now I've launched my career all the way to working on feature films for Steven Spielberg.

In this course we will cover how to:

  • confront obstacles you'll face and the realities of turning a hobby into a career
  • develop your passion into a sustainable career
  • build your portfolio
  • find time for all of this

After watching the course you will:

  • have practical actions to take to launch your creative career
  • strategies and techniques that helped me overcome the initial challenges
  • a clear vision of what you need to do and how to do it

I've created a 4-page worksheet as well as a 20-page ebook for you to download. Use the worksheet to follow along with the course to help focus and plan on launching your creative career. You will be asked to do a couple of practical exercises that will help build your portfolio as well.

The 20-page ebook is meant to be a deeper dive into some of the concepts we cover as well as a review of the video lessons.

I look forward to seeing what you create from this course! Thanks for joining me!







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Lucas Ridley

Instructor and Animator

Hi! I'm Lucas and I make a living as an animator and director.

I'm originally from Kentucky but have lived all over the US and am currently living in Los Angeles, CA.

For the last decade, I've had the privilege of animating on movies like Avengers: Infinity War and directing short films for LEGO.

I love sharing in my courses what I learn from my pursuit in the film and game industry to help others achieve their creative and career goals....

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