My First Keynote: Becoming a Better Artist!

See the awkward comedy stylings of Andrew Kramer as he… WAIT! Wrong press release!

As promised, here is my full Keynote Speech from the 2014 AE World conference! I really put a lot of thought into this speech and I hope you guys check it out!

Join me as I discuss my motivation for becoming a better artist with fun stories, personal challenges and my advice for all Digital Artists! See my original Demo Reel from 2002 and hear the story behind my first big job with J.J. Abrams and Bad Robot.

Plus my thoughts on tutorials, distractions and what I  think is the most important skill for every designer. Hear my tips on how to stand out, manage priorities and avoid getting burned out!

Watch on Youtube in HD

PS: I want to thank my younger brother Matt for helping me prepare for my first keynote speech!

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I’m excited to tell you that I had a blast at this years After Effects World conference and met a lot of great people.

I was also given an opportunity to do a keynote presentation which is much different than sitting behind a computer and demonstrating software. I talked about what motivates me, personal challenges and what I think are the keys to becoming a better artist.

The good news is, this time we filmed it. Now that the footage has been downloaded safely, I’m happy to announce we’ll be posting it online this week, for all to watch.

I hope you will check it out!

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