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    - Editing is a craft that takes
    years to learn and perfect
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    and any editor will tell you
    that they're still doing it.
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    So the best thing you can
    do is just keep at it,
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    keep practicing.
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    - Cut as much as you possibly
    can as frequently as possible.
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    Go out and shoot stuff
    just so you can cut it.
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    Give yourself a task and give
    yourself some constraints
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    and get a smartphone, get some,
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    download some free software
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    or some inexpensive software and just cut.
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    Cut and cut and cut.
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    Try things.
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    Try juxtaposing images.
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    Try putting music over things.
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    Just feel it out and experiment and don't,
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    say I wanna tell a story
    with these three things
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    and then try it or say I don't
    care if it makes any sense,
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    I just wanna feel this.
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    Just cut.
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    The more you work on your
    craft, the better you get at it.
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    - And be tenacious.
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    Tenacious beats talent.
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    In other words, the more you want it,
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    the stronger you go after it.
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    It's more important
    than if you're talented.
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    - The more you work on something,
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    the better you feel about it.
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    The more you apply yourself to it,
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    the prouder you are of it
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    and this is the part that
    can be hard to remember.
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    The harder the problem is
    that you have to solve,
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    the more proud you are
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    of the solution that you come up with.
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    - If you're drawing to get
    a job, that's not good.
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    You gotta draw for yourself.
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    You gotta draw sort of based
    on your inner feelings.
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    If you're thinking, if I draw this amount,
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    I'm gonna get in Pixar, that doesn't help.
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    You wanna look around and
    find the truth around you,
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    find what's funny.
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    If you're in your
    basement all day drawing,
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    that's not good either.
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    You need to get out.
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    - Listen and watch and
    read other stories too
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    just to immerse yourself in
    different kinds of stories.
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    - It's great to watch a lot of movies,
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    think critically about the scenes,
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    see what's working, what's not.
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    When you are watching a movie,
    think about how does this,
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    listen to the sounds.
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    Think about how the sound
    is helping the storytelling.
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    - Putting yourself outside
    of your comfort zone
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    has always benefited me
    creatively and personally
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    and it kinda just opens up your mind
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    to different ideas and points of view.
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    - One thing that helped me was
    that I was a camp counselor
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    at a summer camp one summer
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    and it got me out of
    drawing in my basement
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    and those experiences have
    helped my films amazingly.
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    The opening line for Dug in Up
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    is I have just met you and I love you
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    and that's taken from
    a kid who ran up to me
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    at summer camp and said,
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    didn't know me, little kid,
    you're my counselor, I love you
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    like that
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    and all these things that
    you can sorta store up
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    and they come back into
    your work all the time.
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    So get out and experience the world
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    but bring your sketchbook.
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    - And the world is changing too.
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    I think a lot of girls are
    applying for animation schools.
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    Right now, the enrollment
    is about 70% girls
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    in a lot of animation schools.
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    So the landscape's
    changing which is awesome
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    and for me, I found a lot of inspiration
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    from a lot of online artists,
    lot of online female artists.
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    I think it's not just
    the people around you.
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    Now, with the internet,
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    it's like we're connected
    with the whole world
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    so you're bound to find a lot
    of like-minded people like you
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    anywhere in the world too
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    and it's a great feeling to
    feel like you're not alone.
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    Yeah.
Title:
Advice
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Video Language:
English
Team:
Khan Academy
Duration:
04:18

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