Although free time is really short, and homework is quickly piling up.
Anyway, Calarts is frikken amazing and the people here are so goddamned talented...! It's really the place to be if you want to push yourself to improve. Only here can you have spontaneous sketch sessions while watching the Iron Giant on the big screen. The people are super cool and friendly and you can finally have those nerdy animation discussions you've been aching to have.
Student films for freshmen are locked at exactly 90 seconds, credits included, no synched sound or dialogue. Sophomores get 2 mins, Juniors 5, and Seniors up to 7. Classes are about to finally pick up steam next week, but so far they seem pretty cool. Our storyboard teacher works at Disney, our CG teacher is currently working on Bolt, and our Animation teacher was one of the animators on Hogarth in the Iron Giant and is currently working on a 2D soccer film.
|FC100A02||BEGINNING ANIMATION||Nguyen, Mike||1.50||T 7pm to 10pm||PALACE|
|FC101A02||BEGINNING CGI ANIMATION||Aquino, John||1.50||Th 7pm to 10pm||A108|
|FC105A02||INTRO TO DIGITAL PRODUCTION||Lebow, David||1.00||T 9am to 12 Noon||A108|
|FC110A||BEGINNING LIFE DRAWING||Mitchell, Michael||3.00||Th 9am to 4pm||PALACE|
|FC115A02||BASIC PERSPECTIVE||Hansen, Dan||2.00||M 9am to 12 Noon||PALACE|
|FC140-02||COLOR AND DESIGN I||Hobaica, Leo||2.00||T 1pm to 4pm||PALACE|
|FC155A02||BEGINNING STORY DEVELOPMENT||Lee, Chong||2.00||W 7pm to 10pm||PALACE|
|FC371-02||STORY FOR ANIMATORS II (SOPHOMORES)||Meeks, Chris||2.00||F 1pm to 3pm||A221O|
Apparently there are going to be 10 guest speakers this semester alone, although a solid list of dates have yet to materialize. So looks like an exciting year ahead, and everyone seems anxious to start, I know I am.
I guess I'll try to post more artwork too, I have a habit of not doing that. Here's this perspective thing I did.