The Motion Apprentice
Ah, where to start? Well, I guess I can start with my name...
Hi! My name is Chuck DeGroot. Welcome to my corner of the internet. Motion Apprentice is a blog dedicated to my journey as I navigate the oft tumultuous and confusing waters of the motion design industry. I embarked on my journey in 2010 when I decided to quit my job as an editor at a small production company in Ohio, and start freelancing as a motion designer. I threw myself into the deep end - it was sink or swim time - and I figured out as much as I could as I went along. So now it's 6 years later and I'm making a more comfortable living than I ever would have expected as a mograph designer. But, let's be honest, I'm not the greatest designer or animator in the world. In fact, there's some days that I think I'm the worst designer in the world, and I should just get out of the business while I still can with my dignity intact. But I'm a persistent guy - I may not be the best right now, but I'll be damned if I'm going to let that stop me from reaching my full potential as an artist. So, that's what this site is all about - my journey as I try to hone my craft, enhance my skills, and learn everything I can about design and animation. I hope you'll join me as I document the treacherous waters ahead!