Friday, September 17, 2010

First Week of CalArts

I am proud to say that I am now officially a BFA-1 Character Animation student at CalArts.
Only because I survived the first week and it was already a crazy hot mess.
But in a good and awesome way :)
The first week was very hectic and I am already sleep deprived.
And it's good knowing that my fellow animation students are on the same page.
I'm very lucky to be among a group of awesome and talented classmates.
I kind of feel like the apple super hero in the picture below.

But I'm pretty sure I'll be feeling like this real soon:

I probably won't be posting as much, as I never did :P
But I want to share my experience at CalArts as much as I can.
Being at CalArts has made me realize how fortunate I am to be who I am today.
So I will definitely live up to my own expectations and kick butt at the school!

Let the work begin!!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

CalArts Orientation

This week has been kind of hectic with all the orientations at CalArts.
Orientation is basically 3 days long including class sign-up.
It's been a blast and I've been meeting all kinds of people, especially fellow character animators.
I'm really excited to start working with my peers.
They all seem so talented, it's really intimidating. We're all saying how we all think everyone else is better than ourselves.
But it's going to be great.
I'm pretty much just waiting for school to start now and to finally begin my journey at CalArts.

But until then, I will be going to the Toy Story 3 panel at Gallery Nucleus this sunday :)

There's a really big smile on my face right now because I'm really excited to go.
And what better to way to start the school year?
I'm definitely looking forward to speaking to the story artist James Robertson.
I want a signed book but I don't know if I can afford it at the moment :(
School and art supplies are a priority right now...

I'm almost thinking of taking my Toy Story 3 poster there to get it signed by the artists.
But the poster is obnoxiously big...
I'll figure something out!