A Little More Advice for Students
Okay, just one more thing for you students out there and then I'll move on. At the risk of repeating myself ad naseum I would like to encourage students to do their best to be original when creating their films. When you're a student it can seem like a scary idea to be original. Being original can seem risky and frightening if you feel like you don't have any idea what you're doing. It can seem tempting to use something you've seen before - something that you know works already - to hedge against falling completely on your face with an untested original idea that people may not like. It might seem safer to just copy a character design or try a variation on an idea that we've all seen before.
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