Smart people tend to come to CG Masters for visual effects training. Often these smart people will already have a credential from another institution, usually an accredited university. Sometimes they have completed a visual effects training program at a university. You’d expect this to be a very good thing. After all, they have shown resilience, commitment, and perseverance.
The culture of animation and visual effects today embraces the concept that the production line must be in constant crisis which forces us to work insane hours to do impossible things. It repeats again and again that there is nothing we can do about it because “That’s just how the business is”.
Being a great commercial digital artist only BEGINS with your technical and aesthetic skills. Beyond this, it is about how you work in a collective, whether or not you maintain situational awareness, plug in to your team resources, share information openly and seek collaboration. Unfortunately, today’s world is all about social individualism. Do what makes YOU happy.