@its.spelled.blakey: What advice do you have for other women in the industry?

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Do a good job! Do the best you can, ask for help when you need it, and tell people what you want to do and where you want to go. I want to direct animation, period. I was born for this, I went to school for this, I work in the animation industry and I tell my colleagues that I want to direct. There is zero doubt in my mind that voicing my intentions and ambitions helped me land the director position on the Five in Focus short film. If people know what you want to do, they’ll be more inclined to let you know about opportunities and/or recommend you for positions. Don’t be too humble about it- voice your wants and opinions. On the flip side, listen to your friends and colleagues. If you know someone looking for a job and you’re in a position to help them land it, support each other! Help each other! If you’re not sure what you want to do, there’s no harm in testing the waters in different areas if that will help and if you have a supportive workplace- you just need to make that clear to people who can help you get to where you want to go along with working on your own to get there.

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