Matt Gaser is an award winning Illustrator and Visual Developer Artist who started his career designing backgrounds and props for Rugrats, stayed in the video game industry for 5 years working on projects such as Eragon, Forgotten Realms Demonstone, and Lord of the Rings: the Two Towers. Later on he went to work in Lucasfilm on the CG Animated series Star Wars: The Clone Wars and then he dedicated his life to being a freelancer.
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He also worked in the Angry Birds Movie in 2016 and today Matt Gaser sits with us talking about his experience inside the animation and gaming industry. He talks about the challenges that the artists will face as a freelancer, how important it is to have entrepreneurial knowledge in the art world and being patient with our growth as a professional.
You can check his website and all his work here:
Interview with Matt Gaser:
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In this Episode, You Will Learn:
- Matt Gaser’s Story
- How to create contacts
- How to use social media to promote your work
- How to learn about business
- Tips for starting as an artist
- Get a group of great people to compete with
- Create Art EVERY day
- Create a great portfolio
- Go to events to network with other people
- Start with what you can, don’t go into debt for art school.
- Be patient and work hard.
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Now it’s Your Turn!
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Until Next Time!