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Role of apprentices

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Role of apprentices

Postby marius » Wed May 01, 2013 2:59 am

Charles, correct me if I'm wrong, but my understanding is you run a school. In a way, would that make all the students of your academy your apprentices? If the answer is yes, would that make all animation school students apprentices also?
If no, who would be the apprentice rank, now a days and who would be the masters? I know flash animation studios have "apprentice" like positions in the form of interns and such, and I'm guessing 3-d studios have em too... how does one define a master? how does one define an apprentice? what are the roles, and responsibilities for a master? What are they for the apprentice? How long does that bond last for the master/apprentice? And do the responsibilities last as long?
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Re: Role of apprentices

Postby Charles » Wed May 01, 2013 4:16 am

Students are not apprentices to me at my school. They're students. Apprentices are at another level above interns. For example union pay scale rates have an apprentice category. It's entry level work, and it's paid. Interns normally aren't paid nowadays unless they're paid interns and perhaps that would qualify as an apprentice.

In the Renaissance a master would take on an apprentice who would begin with menial work such as grinding pigment or preparing a canvas. They would work in exchange for a place to sleep and something to eat. Sometimes they'd receive a small salary.

Master status come to one as a result of great artistic accomplishment and consistent excellence over a long period of time. When enough experience and wisdom is accumulated the artist becomes a master.
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