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First off thanks to everyone who offered their advice as to my next step in my career. You all deserve a part in one of my movies in the future.

Hello everyone. So as it turns out I'm moving, moving to Chicago. It's a bit scary. I don't know anyone there. On top of that It'll be the first time I'll be living on my own. But at the same time it's kinda exciting.

For one I'm taking a job at a very well known video game company. If you do your sleuthing it's pretty easy to figure out which one. One thing I'm excited about it the fact that my ideas are going to be put to use in a medium that I've grown up with for most of my life. On top of that I'll be among working professionals who'll help me grow yet even more. Just when I thought I'd capped off in skill and was ready to work hardcore, I'm once again tempted with the limitless possibility.

Anyhoo that sums it up.

One of the other things I was worried about was whether or not it would be possible to continue my movie making while working at said company. But things like doubt I leave for other people to taste. I've got waay too much to do to waste my time with doubt.

BUT...

I also expect for those of you out there who feel inspired by my work to be generating somethings soon. Half of my work was me daydreaming all my life about all these cool things. And I know I'm not the only one. So I expect to see results soon.

Also I have another movie that I HAVE to get done by June 25th

...


OR HEADS WILL ROLL!



Edit:

Also do keep in mind I do read all the comments and will get back to answering the questions. It's great to hear how people wanna know how it's done, and at some point I'll find the time to make some really in depth tutorials. As well as even go as far as sharing my personally generated motion data with you. Anything I can do to get more people doing this.


-Monty
  • Listening to: Beyond the Bounds
  • Reading: My Mind
  • Watching: Research :)
  • Playing: Research :)
  • Eating: My Work
  • Drinking: My Work
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:iconmekaro:
Mekaro Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2007
Wow this all sounds so awesome I hope everything works out for you, but i'm sure you will cause you definally have the skills and talent :)
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:iconbishoujosteph:
bishoujosteph Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2007  Professional General Artist
Yeah, I know the company I think. The same company I've been talking to since last year. Told me if I learn 3D then I have a position with them. :o But I think that even when I learn it I don't know what I'll do to be honest since I'm already working professionally for a company in Atlanta doing 2D.
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Kruzack Featured By Owner May 31, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
congratulations, you really made it to get a job on a company that you liked so much. your work is great, and your designes are just whicked, keep it up. i want to see your name on my next favorite game ^^

hv a nice day ~
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:iconkingcosmo11:
kingcosmo11 Featured By Owner May 29, 2007
I love how your drinking and eating your work

xD
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:iconthecodearchitect:
TheCodeArchitect Featured By Owner May 28, 2007
Good luck, dude. Bring life to the game industry!
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:iconruuku:
ruuku Featured By Owner May 27, 2007
Good work and good luck with the rest of your life Monty =)
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:iconwolf-child:
Wolf-Child Featured By Owner May 26, 2007
Congratulations and good luck! I plan on going to the International Arts and Design School in Toronto once I'm out of high school. I'm now 100% sure what area I want to work in, but my hopes are to work with video games and graphics. Your stuff's been great to watch, and I plan to look up your name in games in the future! Again good luck!
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:iconinfiniteexistence:
InfiniteExistence Featured By Owner May 25, 2007   Writer
Congrats and good luck dude.
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:iconawana56:
awana56 Featured By Owner May 25, 2007
That is awesome. you seem to have alot of oppotunity there and it is a whole new start. I look foreward to your next movie becuase it will be here (if you meet your 6/25 deadline) a day before my B-day! Good luck! I'll pray for you!
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SEspider Featured By Owner May 25, 2007  Professional General Artist
Booo! North Carolina's Better! We Have Epic Games ^_^.

lol. Congrats on the job and the move. It's going to be tought living on your own, but you'll make it through.
My Prayers are with you, Bro.
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:iconkiyoshi-sensei:
Kiyoshi-sensei Featured By Owner May 25, 2007   Writer
congrats and good luck.
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:iconthornedvenom:
ThornedVenom Featured By Owner May 25, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Congratulations. I'm looking forward to working in the videogame industry too ;)
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:iconrpg8305:
RPG8305 Featured By Owner May 24, 2007
Midway or EA. There are 2 now...

Either way, they're better now with you on board. I live in Lincoln Square, a 20min L ride into the Loop so message me for any advice (cheap food) on the area.
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:icononifaux:
Onifaux Featured By Owner May 24, 2007
You really are an inspiration! I'm sure you will do great things!
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:iconxiras:
Xiras Featured By Owner May 24, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
congrats on making your mind up ^^; that's probably one of the hardest things to do when you have so many options x] may you learn lots from it ^^

your work - like most people have said, is awe inspiring ^^ it would be cool to make magic work like you have ^^; ...lets see if i can make some fun and cool stuff x] ...it wont be as good as yours ^^;

take care and keep it real :]
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:iconwolfy5k:
wolfy5k Featured By Owner May 24, 2007
Woah nice one, your stuff is always good :) Good luck
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:iconintrocrat:
Introcrat Featured By Owner May 24, 2007
Good luck with the move to Chicago; it sounds like you've got a great opportunity ahead of you. Congratulations.
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:iconboneitis:
Boneitis Featured By Owner May 24, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
No time to waste with doubt. That's what I like to here.
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:icondaskruff:
DaSkruff Featured By Owner May 24, 2007
Congrats man, hope everything goes well.
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:iconmozzaratti:
mozzaratti Featured By Owner May 24, 2007
That's stupendous news! Best of luck with the new dream job so you can spread your talents to even more fans (and get paid for it! mwuahaha).
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SirceUnlimited Featured By Owner May 24, 2007   Writer
I may have my facts wrong, but I'm pretty sure Midway is no longer around. But I do believe it was in chicago.
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DSage Featured By Owner May 24, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
congratulation. I hope everything works out for you in the end. Going it alone IS a scary thing but just remember that when lost theres Always a new direction to follow.

Best of luck ^_^
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AngelCrusher Featured By Owner May 24, 2007  Professional Filmographer
congratz man, great news. well done on the job and i look forward to a future movie. at least when you finish a hard days work and learnt a load of new things, you can put it into practice in a new movie when you get home then. win-win i say :D

quite a few chicago based games companies, so i wouldnt know where to guess, but they're all big names. good one :)
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:iconenker:
Enker Featured By Owner May 24, 2007
Congratulations! You deserve the job and THEN some!
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Cluelessuser Featured By Owner May 24, 2007
congrats! and good luck for the new life and new job!!

just a question...tell us the name of the software house! =P
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Anenome Featured By Owner May 24, 2007
Good job, good decision. Now don't become one of those who rests on their laurels. Start putting together a real portfolio of your work for the future, including what you do at this new company. Keep some side-projects going. With your talent you can easily do pre-visualizations on an original game idea to show gameplay and dynamics in order to sell the idea to a publisher and whatnot. And that's just one idea. ;P
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jaygemini87 Featured By Owner May 24, 2007
Congratulations Monty! its not even hard to believe that you made it this BIG. Your work has always been epic! I wish you the best of luck out there in chicago. Now you can tell kinkos to shove it!....lol.

any who...i made sure that all the teachers at gibbs know about your accomplishment and how damm big you got.

Im mad souped i had you in class! i feel cool now..lol...Honestly meeting you at gibbs and chlling with feifei made a big difference on ccreated designs....i learned alot from you. Now everything i do i make it over the top and exagerated and its only gunna get bigger. basicly thanx i guess.

best of luck monty!

jason( kid from gibbs with braids/pony tail) just incase you forgot me...lol.
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LunarKnight48 Featured By Owner May 23, 2007  Student Digital Artist
Good luck man!!!
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:iconkitanimasaya:
KitaniMasaya Featured By Owner May 23, 2007
Good luck in Chicago!
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:icondeamon007:
Deamon007 Featured By Owner May 23, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
congrats and goodluck
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ShadowRunner27 Featured By Owner May 23, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I envy you! :ohnoes:

Good luck and GOD SPEED! :highfive:
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:iconsenket:
Senket Featured By Owner May 23, 2007
"First off thanks to everyone who offered their advice as to my next step in my career. You all deserve a part in one of my movies in the future."

Oh really. Then please tell me when I can show up. :D

Only kidding.

Good luck!
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bender2284 Featured By Owner May 23, 2007
Let me be the first to welcome you to the windy city
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:iconomega-destiny:
Omega-Destiny Featured By Owner May 23, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
good to hear that u finally made a decision on it. Anyways the best of luck and hope u still got time to produce those kickass vids :) looking foward to seeing ur next vid gl on everything dude :)
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:iconplaytoy-animebastard:
Good to hear you're taking the job. It was best for you. Uh, is the company Bungie? 'Cause that'd be NUTS!
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:icontanuu:
Tanuu Featured By Owner May 23, 2007
congrats monty
you're gonna be a very succesful person later, I can tell
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:iconanother-drifter:
another-drifter Featured By Owner May 23, 2007
Hey, I thought your work was amazing. Good luck at your new job. I'm not disappointed that you're not going to be making any more films because I know somewhere you'll be doing better. I've got a lot of respect for you, those looked like they took a lot of work and imagination. You'll go far in that company. As for making it out on your own, yeah it's scary and Chicago isn't the friendliest of places but work hard and save up and you'll find you have everything you need.
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YamamuraTatsuya Featured By Owner May 23, 2007
OH MY GOD, congratulations!!! Youre work always made me pee myself... in a good way
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CronoTG Featured By Owner May 23, 2007
Congrats man, may this move bring you everything you want.
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Firia Featured By Owner May 23, 2007
Tutorials would be BOSS! (did I say boss? I did! :giggle: )

See, before I saw your movies, I wasn't very inspired to branch out beyond pencil/digital comics. I often thought, "Gee, how wonderful would it be if I could one day animate my stories." But I figured the best I could hope for was finding someone that knew how, and putting that effort in their hands since I'd never know.

But then you came along. :) I heard a rumor that you were self taught (Actually I think it was in your FAQ), and the inspiration dam broke! With practice, I could do that with MY stories!

You're moving upward and onward, and like water, I move in to fill the void. :) I probably won't be making movies quite like you have any time soon, but I suspect you've raised the community bar for Excellence. :D And I'm up for the challenge.

Have fun in Chicago! And don't let all this go to your head. ;)
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:iconthawk:
thawk Featured By Owner May 23, 2007  Student General Artist
Congratuations on all the success you have experianced. I wish you well in your journey.
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:iconsuriz:
Suriz Featured By Owner May 23, 2007
I doubt you can fail with your talents :heart:
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:iconwakerdre:
WakerDre Featured By Owner May 23, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Congrats on joining that gaming company. You're really gonna go big, man. :D
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puertorican12187 Featured By Owner May 23, 2007
I'm sorry, but I've gotta ask...

...is it Midway?
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:iconcaptrosko:
CaptRosko Featured By Owner May 23, 2007
Well congrats, man! I wish you all the luck in the world. Moving out for the first time does ahve its good and bad points. Well, bad points like figuring out how not to ruin your clothes in the wash... Otherwise not bad. Moving to Chicago seems like a major step. :O Hence why I wish you alot of luck! Maybe some of the guys you work with will give you a run of the city. Well good luck, dude!
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arvalis Featured By Owner May 23, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
There are several fantastic artists living in the chicago area, i believe ono of them is *Michelle84 and she happens to be one of my more favorite artists around the web. I wish you success and i hope that one day we can collaborate as professional.....i still have to go to college though. Hey after that, ill be tracking you down so we can work together :D
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UntitledSuicide Featured By Owner May 23, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Woah, this was just posted when I sat down.

Hello thar. Nice to see the work is getting moved ahead onto bigger and greater things, hope it all works out. I myself would like to have the opportunites you have, but I haven't got the power or time to make a worthwhile portfolio as you have in making this video.

Maybe you can send me some ideas sometime
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NHT123 Featured By Owner May 23, 2007
Awsome man, well power to you.
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GermanCityGirl Featured By Owner May 23, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Congratulations on the move! Chicago's a great city and Garrett's has some of the best popcorn in the world - buy the caramel + cheese blend ;)

Good luck in your new career too!
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