Wednesday, October 3, 2007


Just popping in to answer a few questions that have been asked....

Age of Freshmen:
There are a lot of people straight out of highschool this year. A fellow freshmen JUST celebrated their 18th birthday. It ranges between like 18-21 and then a couple students who are older. I believe the oldest person in our class is 27.

Number who applied and number accepted:
In April during the accepted student orientation we were told that 253 people applied last year and that 35 people were accepted. I believe that the actual freshmen population number is around 30(probably less.)

And for a fish related update: my fish animation has come to a whopping 288 drawings(most students are at 50-100 drawings, he didn't give us a minimum or maximum---just so you know)! Now time for slightly technical animation talk: Initially I shot it all on 1's, but it looked REALLY bad like that so it's actually shot between 2's and 1's(majority of the action is shot on 2's, but the faster parts are on 1's). So yeah, the fish isn't perfect(my eye is already ripping it to shreds and wanting to redo it) but at this point, I have to call it FINISHED(the general response has certainly been positive and everybody "oohs" and "awwwws" at the wittle dorkfish) so I'll post it tomorrow afternoon(I forgot my camera in my dorm so I'll bring it with me tomorrow so I can share it.)

Well night, if you have any other questions feel free to throw them my way. =) Psst...Mom! I'm actually going to bed before 1 a.m! Yay sleep! haha.

P.S. I just noticed that I'm over 1,000 hits on this little blog(1,044 at this very moment). So again, a big thank you to all of the visitors---I see a lot of competition between the Southern California Area and an area that SUSPICIOUSLY looks like Southern Oregon. ;)


Car2oon said...

Hey thanks for the update! There were alot of weird numbers floating around concerning the acceptance rate and such. And the age range doesnt sound too wacky, as I previously thought.

If, and I mean IF you don't mind revealing this- how much did you get in grants from calarts? Don't answer if you dont want to :)

Jennifer said...

You're welcome, glad I could shed some light on your question. =)

I personally just used loans and my own savings account. I'm hoping this year I'll receive a little more funding from CalArts, but just for my freshmen year I found my own means of paying the massive tuition bill.