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virtualcomposer
02-06-2009, 06:56 PM
My wife and I are beginning to narrow our search as far as a place to move for opportunity and have heard allot of great media and writing opportunities in Denver and that it isn't over saturated with talent. I'm a multi media type person so I'm versital. My wife is a writer with magazones and newspaper and is bilingual in spanish. I was wondering if any of you who this may apply may have some insight or experience on that city. Thanks.

Zane Condren
02-06-2009, 07:17 PM
Have you looked at Austin or San Antonio? If you are into writing music then Austin has tons of opportunity. Both cities have tons of hispanic influenced culture and being bi-lingual is almost required.

virtualcomposer
02-06-2009, 09:41 PM
Thanks Zane for the info. We will look into those cities. It's good to get a well rounded idea of cities. Thank you. :)

DarkScience
02-06-2009, 11:46 PM
Denver is a great town. I live about 15 minutes west of the city. There are quite a few jobs around here for media professionals. And the market is in fact a bit over-saturated with run of the mill talent. But it seems that those with above-average skills or creative vision can usually find a place here pretty easily. Or at least a lot easier than it would be on either coast where the markets are over-saturated at all levels of skill / talent.

Bi-lingual skills are a big asset here and could very well land you a good job as a graphic artist or multimedia type. The hispanic community is large and their media outlets are growing faster than the long-standing english sources in the area. Something to think about.

virtualcomposer
02-07-2009, 08:06 PM
Yeah we are really trying to find a place with opportunity and also a city with a growing economy. I know the economy is tough but some cities are better then others. Nashville is very stagnit and has been this way for years. Time for something new. The allergies are the worst here to fir my wife so moving would be a two fold thing. ( :

DarkScience
02-09-2009, 11:07 AM
Colorado in general, but Denver, Boulder and Ft. Collins areas tend to resist a lot of the economic slow-downs the rest of the country often faces. Boulder is almost its own little bubble or ecosystem. We are feeling this current slump, no doubt about it. Lots of overbuilding of homes and office space the past several years. I'm mostly from a construction background myself, and many of us saw the housing bubble looming. I often wondered where all the interest-only loans and predatory lending, zero-down financing deals were going to take this country. I figured it would blow up in our faces at some point, well, here we are... For now, I think Denver is as well off as anyone could really hope. Some larger tech companies have scaled back and laid people off. Sun Microsystems is a big one here, I have some friends who are now looking for work. It seems that many at Xilinx took pay cuts just recently. But work still goes on, I've seen my workloads for video/film production and animation services change over the past several months. I'm not as busy as I was 6 months ago, but still busy. People have a different attitude... I've been losing some jobs because people cancel as they don't want to spend the money right now. But I've been able to pick up other things in their place. Most of my 3D work the past year or so has just been product visualizations and architectural. I did one video game mock-up for a client to pitch to investors. In some ways, I don't mind the bit of a slow-down... It's giving me a chance to work on my own projects and whatnot. I just hope it doesn't last too long, however I think this country is in for a rough ride for the next few years.

AbnRanger
02-09-2009, 01:50 PM
Yeah we are really trying to find a place with opportunity and also a city with a growing economy. I know the economy is tough but some cities are better then others. Nashville is very stagnit and has been this way for years. Time for something new. The allergies are the worst here to fir my wife so moving would be a two fold thing. ( :You have the music industry right there...unless you move to a much bigger media market like LA, NY, etc.
Have you tried to contact folks there for contract work?
http://magneticdreams.com/website/index.htm
http://www.in-visible.com/
http://www.anode.com/
http://www.brainchildinc.com/
http://revolutionpictures.com/
http://www.act2inc.com/
http://www.point3media.com/index2.html
http://www.harshmedia.com/
http://maddancer.com/view.php?com_id=2
http://franklinfilms.com/
http://groundzeropost.com/
http://www.inhauscreative.net/
http://www.geminiproductiongroup.com/
http://fivestonestudios.com/

some local networking possibilities:
http://animation.meetup.com/cities/us/tn/nashville/

The reason I provided so many is that I used to live there in the greater Nashville area (and might move back at some point).
Hit any and every place with a demo reel and some sort of samples of your work (video edting, music, 3d modeling, etc).

You also have large publishing companies like Thomas Nelson, Lifeway, Methodist Publishing...they can't contract or hire you if they don't know about you.