It was a long time ago, Maybe more than 10years. As I was watching Tom & Jerry I was wishing inside myself that one day I am going to do a show just like this. Thus began my passion of cartoons. I was only 6 at that time and didnt have a clue what animation was. I thought this show was of people who wore dresses of a CAT and a MOUSE and used to play around.
But soon as drawing classes began in school I got the idea that actually those might not be real people but instead cartoons drawn by people. So I gave my whole time for drawing, soon it became my most favorite hobby and I even won prizes for it. This hobby of mine gave me a head's up for my little wish. As I grew up I gradually began to learn that those drawings were actually made in a computer and not drawn in hand.
Lucky me, my bro had just bought a computer.!
And, So began my craziness for computer. I started messing with MICROSOFT OFFICE TOOLS as it provided nice clip arts. Soon I learned power-point and made my first power-point slide show in a GIF Manner. I thought that was animation and was happy that I was nearing to my wish. My First Slide~Show.I started creating more and more slide shows, only to later find out that, what I was doing was not really animation. I was depressed. I was not even a step closer to my wish.
3 Months later I found out that there are softwares which people use to edit their pics. At first I thought what will I do with that? But It attracted me a lot due to my passion in Drawing. So I download it and start editing. One by One I learn many things. Sometimes my friends used to tutor me other times I used to learn by myself. Editing made me less sad about not knowing anything about animation. Soon I learn GIF editing and that made me more merrier because it had a little touch of animation in it. I wasnt able to make a single person or thing move but at least I was able to animate something.
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6 Months after I learn these editings, I told my mom that I wanted to join an animation class. But as usual my mom refused. She wants me to finish my graduation first and then take up animation. I forced her as much as I could and she agreed to send me on a summer course if I get good marks in my boards of 10th. So I go to the animation center to find out the courses and what do I find? The first 3 months of the course that is the 1st semester is all about EDITING. My happiness knew no bounds. With no-where near I was already doing 1st semester of Animation from 6 months. I was so close to my dream.
So I come home and announce in front of everyone that one day I will open a Animation company in Bangalore my hometown which will beat DISNEY and PIXAR. What was the reaction I got? Burst of laughter and disappointing disagreement. My brother and my cousins said it was IMPOSSIBLE and I was dreaming too high. They started teasing me. That got me a little down because I had counted on my brother a lot. Even today he laughs at me whenever I say I can do it.
Now I am confused. These people are getting me down. Even though if I open an animation company as my wish I wouldnt be able to give myself wholly to it because of the stupid comments and taunts made by my cousins. Until now I hadnt shared this wish of opening the company with anyone else as I was afraid of another taunt. But now I dont think It will bring me down anymore. I will put my 100% to it. I should put my 100% to it as it was, it is, and it will be my most favorite thing to do. Just sitting here and Imagining the way we can put our imagination to good use by giving life to a non-living thing. What a Splendid Idea! I've now got myself a best friend for Life, that is my cartoons :).
After reading this if there is anyone who would support me with my dream then please post your view :) cause one positive comment is all I need to boost up my energy and spirits and go get what I want.