We are better than we think
I’ve been doing a bit of extra-curricular work these last few days. A local design company which has a great little team of illustrators has decided to branch out a little and teach its employees a little bit of Flash and I agreed to go over to their office a couple of evenings a week to show them some Flash basics. Nothing complex; a bit of timeline animation, some simple ActionScript, importing video, some drawing techniques, that sort of thing. But it was amazing how so little went down so well and how much the guys really got out of the session.
I guess like any field, when one is up to the eyeballs in it one can lose sight of just how much one knows and how much of it one takes for granted. I’m doing this little spell of teaching for the money really but I’ve been really happily surprised by just how rewarding passing on this simple knowledge is too.
We are better at our jobs than we give ourselves credit for. This is just another reminder that we should take as little for granted as possible.