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editing is a craft that takes years to learn and perfect and any editor will tell you that they're still doing it so the best thing you can do is just keep at it keep practicing cut as much as you possibly can as frequently as possible go out and shoot stuff just so you can cut it give yourself a task and you know and give yourself some constraints and get a smartphone I get some you know I download some free software or some inexpensive software and and just cut cut and cut and cut try things try juxtaposing images try putting music over things just feel it out an experiment and don't you know say like I want to tell a story with these three things and and then try it or say like I don't care if it makes any sense I just want to feel this you know just just just cut the more you work on your craft the better you get at it and be tenacious you know tenacious beats talent in other words the more you want it the stronger you go after it it's more important than if you're talented the more you work on something the better you feel about it the more you apply yourself to it the prouder you are of it and this is the part that it can be hard to remember the harder the problem is that you have to solve the more proud you are of the solution that you come up with if you're drawing to get a job that's not good you got to draw for yourself you got to draw sort of based on your inner feelings you know if you're thinking if I draw this amount I'm gonna get in Pixar that doesn't help you you you want to look around and find the truth around you find what's funny if you're in your basement all day drawing that's not good either you need to get out listened and watch and read others to just immerse yourself and in different kinds of stories it's great to watch a lot of movies think critically about the scenes see what's working what's not when you are watching a movie think about how does this listen to the sounds think about how the sound is helping the storytelling putting yourself outside of your comfort zone has always benefited me creatively and personally and it kind of just opens up your mind to different like ideas and points of view one thing that helped me was that I was a camp counselor at a summer camp one summer I got me out of drawing in my basement and and those experiences have helped my films and amazingly like the opening line for Doug and up is I have just met you and I love you and that's taken from a kid who ran up to me at summer camp and said didn't know me little kid you're my counselor I love you like that and all these things you can sort of store up and they come back into your work all the time so get out and experience the world but bring your sketchbook and the world is changing too I think a lot of girls are applying for animation schools right now the enrollment is about 70% girls in a lot of animation school so the landscapes changing which is awesome and for me I found a lot of inspiration from like a lot of online artists a lot of online female artists I think it's not just the people around you you know like now with the internet it's like we're connected with the whole world so you're bound to find a lot of like-minded people like you anywhere in the world too and it's it's a great feeling that to feel like you're not alone yeah you you