Sunday, January 11, 2009

Commencing with operation Second Semester...

...at the happy hour of 9 am tomorrow! This entire break has gone by really fast---it was exactly what I needed though, lots of down-time and a lovely change of scenery(provided by both Kauai and Medford)! It was great visiting the Oregon crew and of course enjoying the many sorely missed comforts of home, but the past couple of days have been a good kick to my system and I'm rearin' to go.

Thursday unleashed the epic hysteria that is class sign-ups. Mass crowding as everyone battled for a teacher's signature into a prized class. It was a sight to see. Anyhow, I got into all the classes I wanted(obviously classes like animation, life-drawing, story, and sound were already registered). Here's my pretty decent schedule:

BEGINNING CHARACTER DESIGNSilver, SteveW 7pm to 10pm
INTERMEDIATE TRAD ANIMATION
Zikry, JeffreyTh 7pm to 10pm
INTERMEDIATE COMPUTER ANIMATION
Jones, BillT 7pm to 10pm
INTRO TO SOUND DESIGNHuff, BenM 9am to 12 Noon
INTERMEDIATE STORY DEVELOPMENT
Hull, JimM 7pm to 10pm
LIFE DRAWING
Eckert, BillF 9am to 4pm
AFRICAN & AFRICAN AMERICAN MUSIC/LITSmith, LeoM 2:10pm to 4pm

Can absolutely NOT wait until the Character Design class! :) And of course eager to get back on the animation wagon and get back to fixing both my 2D and 3D assignments from last semester.

So time for a briefing on this here gallery work I've been mentioning. Every year there's an exhibit specifically spotlighting the student work within the character animation department at CalArts. Anyone within the department can voluntarily sign-up and have the opportunity to show any of their work to the school/industry. I was way too intimidated last year to participate and ended up regretting it big-time. This year however, while still extremely intimidated---I'm biting the bullet and participating. While I was home over break, I got a little too caught up with "down-time" and managed to forget about preparing some pieces for the show. No harm though, I actually figured out a perfect theme that I was already working on: observational sketches! So I've been cleaning up my people studies from both Kauai and the local Oregon Mall, along with doing a smaller theme that involves that quirky squirrel I posted earlier. The animators are taking over the gallery walls this coming Saturday--look out world!

This little Oregonian will be present next week. She was like a triangle with a giant styrofoam ball squished on top--and a Target customer to boot! The hair to face ratio was brilliantly skewed. Oh Oregon Food Court, you never fail me.:)


Psst---CalArtians! The countdown begins: 98 days! AH!

1 comment:

Gerald said...

Wow, that's a jam-packed schedule! I'm stoked that you're taking Character design with Silvers! And Int. Traditional and Computer animation same time...that's hard-core. Keep up the good work, love the caricature at the bottom. Great description too :)