Part 5 - An Introduction to my Personal Project

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Part 5 - An Introduction to my Personal Project

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Irshad Karim
In this lesson we take a look at a personal project that I'm working on. This is to provide you with another demonstration and some concrete goals.
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Florent Mounier
"if someone shared them with you [tips and tricks] you'd make it into the big leagues in no time." Kinda wanted to react and say i agree, this is somewhat of a silly thought, but at the same time... What are beginners supposed to think when they browse through youtube and 90% of advice are about tips and tricks? especially when these come from youtubers who are former pros in big AAA companies and like to brag about it so they can hook you on their content? I like to think it's not my case, but i'd be lying if i said my brain doesn't want to believe there are certain "shortcuts" to success. It's a tough subject since it basically means you gotta believe these guys have no idea what they are talking about and at the same time were able to force their way into the industry.
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Irshad Karim
It's definitely a normal way to look at learning, and you're right - with the resources that are put out there and the way they're framed, it's a mistake we're often led to by no real fault of our own. At the end of the day, the majority of content that is put out is produced with the intent of generating a return. When content is put out for free, the focus becomes on making sure that it has as wide a reach as possible, in order to capitalize on passive monetization. That doesn't mean the information presented can't be extremely useful - just that it'll be marketed with a focus on how helpful and life changing it'll be, and might not take the time to establish what it *won't* teach you, or what you may need to know initially to benefit fully from it. At the end of the day, it's not that these people have no idea what they're talking about. It's more that the nuggets of wisdom they do have to offer aren't really going to have as much reach unless you... talk them up, maybe exaggerate them a little. You know, click-bait stuff.
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I'm a concept artist at Silverback Games, I run drawabox.com, and I draw the web comic "Orc and Gnome's Mild Adventures"