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For me it's the chance to do something different from the day job, try out new ideas there isn't a budget or schedule for, etc.

 

The motivation part is a different story…I tend to sit on personal projects too long and it's hard to come home and work on them, sit in front of a computer, etc. Though, I just got a new book called Art & Fear that has thoughts on what motivates one to do art for themselves and the fears surrounding it. It's from a more psychological approach to putting yourself into your work, but it does address motivations (as far as I've read, which isn't very far).

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i was in a rut for a few months about a year ago and decided to do a monthly pdf called "glass rhino" where i force myself to create something based on a theme. i also encourage others to submit work also and increase the size of the publication.

 

(hint hint)

 

www.glassrhino.com

www.monolithcreative.com

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I produce personal work because i want to. To be honest though, havent really produced anything personal in nearly a year. Really want to change that next year. So trying to get into the mind set already. I also have a feeling i need to reduce my drinking habbits to get more personal work done :D

 

What's the topic for the next glass rhino? Maybe i'll whip something up?

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ive always struggled with this and used to constantly come up with these huge, epic ideas for personal projects. id start them all gung-ho, but inevetiably real work would get in the way, and they'd just fall by the wayside and id be even more frustrated than when i started.

 

however, last year i started producing a chicago blackhawks fan show with some friends. its totally low-budget and often pretty janky, but ive been surprised at the graphics that have come out of it. none of it will end up on my reel but its been a lot of fun and gives me an excuse to try out some new things without any pressure at all. http://hawktawktv.blogspot.com

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yeah, ive started some epic projects that never got finished. but its fun to come back to them once a year and see just how bad you where back then.

 

I guess if you really want to finish stuff, you got to treat it like a job. set a deadline, then plan the shit out of it. And do it.

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I do them as exercises and if they end up on my reel than that's just an added bonus. I have several projects (too many) that I've spent a month of free time after work and weekends on that I've killed before render. The hard part is deleting them to make room for more bad ideas :)

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