Friday, September 23, 2011

demo reel 2011

I finally got around to making an animation demo reel! It was thrown together pretty quickly, and some clips are pretty bad quality since I had to download them from youtube, but I hope you will enjoy it anyway. And I promise to make a much better one at the end of this school year!!!

back to school + commissions CLOSED

Commissions are closed now! Sorry I left misleading information up for so long. I need to focus on schoolwork now, and also this ~*big project*~ that I'm going to be all mysterious about until I'm more sure that it's really truly happening.

But yeah, school! I had a tougher time getting into things this year - I didn't exactly have the most relaxing summer, and then leaving Florida was hard, and then leaving Missouri was hard a week after that, and ~jerseygrl422 was supposed to be my roommate but she defected to the University of the Arts which was sad. But I ended up with a lovely quiet roommate, so that's all good, even if we didn't get to wallpaper our entire room with Disney pencil test sketches like we'd planned. It's a beautiful rainy day today so I feel extra like everything is right with the world.

My classes are good! I only have 4 of them this semester which is extra good!!! I'm loving my animation class - it's already helping me a ton. My teacher worked at the Disney studio in Florida (god rest its soul) for several years, and, and, and HE ANIMATED JIM HAWKINS but the point is, he's been where I want to go and he knows, man. His class is also really tough and he has very high expectations of his students, which I think is great. I'm not paying zillions of dollars to go to this school just to be told I'm special just the way I am.

I'm also taking life drawing, always super helpful and good to work on; layout and design which I'm less enthusiastic about at the moment but is something I know I need to work on (it's also from 3-6 pm, which is the time of day when my ability to focus basically goes ppppbpbbbtt. I don't know what I was thinking when I made my schedule) and I think I will get more into it as the semester goes on. And my other class is sound design, another one of those I'm not like crazy passionate about but I'm getting more into it as I learn a little bit more about it.

I was taking a 5th class, but I dropped it because it was adding a small amount of stress to my already angst-filled life and I wasn't sure if it was even my thing at all, and I didn't need the credit at all, (I have like seventeen thousand hours on my transcript and could theoretically graduate this year if my required classes didn't require being spaced out over a full four years, which I try not to think about too much, and besides, it gives me lots of room to take lots of interesting electives.) so anyway, I dropkicked that class out the window and now I'm like WHOOO TWELVE CREDIT HOURS!!! basically.

I'm going to try really hard to be better at blogging this year! Really I am. I promise.