I Moved to Los Angeles to Work in Animation by Natalie Nourigat

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yokorie's review

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I'm not in the animation field myself, but have greatly enjoyed it well into adulthood. As someone who was recently laid off, I've also been pursuing books and other media about how other people have acquired their jobs, how their work-life balance is, and so forth, even if they aren't strictly in my field. Therefore, this book made for a perfect little volume combining those two things.
The writing was upbeat and lighthearted while still being realistic, and I liked that time was taken to share interviews with other individuals in the field at the end. Nourigat's art is bright and inviting, and I think a visit to LA would be on the mind of anyone who read this book thanks to her clear love of the subject matter and where she does it.

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The art style is so cute and I loved that. But this book is way more of an intro to Animation than I expected. By the final third, it's entirely focused on what the experience of working in Animation is like and how to break in. I am not the correct audience for this story. Finally, I had to set it down cause I just didn't really care? It wasn't useful info for me and it wasn't informative in a way that was accessible to non-animation folk. 

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hopeful informative lighthearted medium-paced


jugglebird's review

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funny informative inspiring lighthearted medium-paced


thewellbitch's review

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hopeful informative inspiring lighthearted fast-paced


eumina's review

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emotional hopeful informative inspiring lighthearted reflective medium-paced


Big blocks of text!

kdepenhart's review

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adventurous emotional funny hopeful informative inspiring medium-paced


sizrobe's review

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Pretty much a guide about getting a job as a storyboard animator in LA. Interesting at first but kind of dry, and very specific. If that's your thing it's super informative. I admit I skipped the last 10 or so pages of the conclusion. One thing that stuck out was that as usual, unions are great.

aylinsanchez's review

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funny lighthearted


Great book for what it is