Last week, an opportunity sort of fell into my lap. When I first started looking for internships in the Spring, I was (a) very very busy with school, (b) highly intimidated by super corporate companies, and (c) finding jobs at places that were nearly impossible to get to without a car (which won't be in my budget for quite a while). So I decided that instead of stressing out with 17 million applications, I would work at the library, research ideas for my BFA (which I think I know what I'm doing!), work on an amazing project with the amazing recipient of a Guggenheim, and do other freelance jobs. Easy. Enjoyable. And leaving me with plenty of time to make things. But last week, the lovely lady at our career center urged me to contact Think Media Studios who was looking for stop motion. Whoa. First of all, just about everything I previously looked at had no interest in stop motion, which means I'd spend all my time on a computer. Lame. But this place wanted stop motion. And they liked my stuff. And they wanted me to call them. Whoa.
I'm not gonna like, it's quite a bus ride away, so when I went there to talk, I quickly grew grumpy from the traffic, the walking, and the fact that they were located on one of those corporate campuses that have man made ponds (the epitome of everything I hate). But as soon as I walked through their door and saw colorful walls, curvy offices, and an old typewriter (!), I knew this had possibilities. It turns out, they're awesome. Their work is awesome. And they hired me! When I walked in today, I was informed that they just landed another job requiring stop motion, so I could get to work coming up with ideas. I love it already.