Happy everytime i open DA and see a new comicpage ^^ I've found that too, comics are awesome praktice, you gain a whole new skillset from drawing them. And your so faaast at doing these pages! o-o
Time to change that then! Wow thats seems like quite some stuff to take on. Respect for handeling all that stuff! So what kind of college is it you chose in teh end? I'm working in an old people's home at the moment and I'm still trying to handle work, freetime and art at the same time ^^' Its hard man D:
Aww, I'll try to keep posting them often then You really do gain a new skill set which is why I like experimenting so much with different forms of art
I actually ended up moving up to Atlanta to start college at a sort of technical school, I spent about a week visiting classes and events there to get an idea of how it would be and just two days before my first day to start I just realized it wasn't the right one for me...SO I moved across the country and came to San Francisco and am currently typing from my movie-making class as I multitask taking notes about camera work I'm going to Ex'pressions College ([link]) for a degree in Animation and Visual Effects and I seriously love it here! I'm learning and being exposed to so much. I've been in and out of work lately with temp jobs and I'm still trying to figure out what I can really handle as far as work and school and art go, not to mention my fire spinning and performing. It's mad, I totally understand it
Yay for my persuasive powah just forces you to break out of your usual habits. Its waaay to easy to just drift into drawing the same motives perspectives and coloures over and over again.
Oh my god o.o I have no idea if I could just move around like that, just going: nah, this is not what I had in mind, lets travel hundreds of miles to a better school. Thats a really badass attitude to have. Looks like a good school to me, at least from what I can see from reading throught the website. Theres some really good stuff in the student-works. Seems liek you really can get all the stuff you need as a professional there. So, how does such a school work? I didn't have teh pleasure of going to artschool so far. Do you get homework assigned, or are the tutors doing live drawing etc?
Yeah, its hard to find the balance. Out of the three things: beeing a good student, having a social life and sleep, you can choose two (or so ppl say <.<) Skipping sleep doesn't work, I've tried it... I almost died at my job the day after a prom, with no sleep and hung over o__o
Heh, well, gotta go big or go home right? I can't sit idely and hand some college all of my earnings when I know I don't want to be there. I'm still mostly in the basic classes right now. So I have a Movie, sound, and production class that every course degree is required to take. It's essentially movie-making class. We're partnered into a five-student group in which we reel together an idea for an 8 minute long film. Script it, set stage positions, lighting positions, plan every camera angle and shot, and each member of the group gets a chance at directing their own scene. We cast and hire actors, go out for two days to anywhere in the bay and shoot the footage then spend the second MSV class doing post production, sound, editing, stringing it all together, etc. At the end of the term they're all shown for an event and the best ones are voted on to move onto film festivals. It's pretty fun and although I'm not in the movie production degree, all the lighting and angles work we have to learn and do is actually so helpful for me as an artist. After this class is a Living in a Media World class where we make a documentary and then everything after that is concept art, rigging, storyboarding, and animation classes for me I'm so excited already! Haha, who needs sleep? OH mannnn
Oh so true. Especially, when education is so expensive, compared to moving cross country. (or am I mistaking here? I don't really know what its like to life in the USA to be honest ^^') Over here it's quite the other way around. I guess that helps to get a feeling for what making a film is all about. When you think about it thats pretty core when working in a production-pipeline. You gotta know what your art is used for in the end. Oh and do you have some 3D in there as well? Sounds like a really cool environment to work in. With all the equipment provided, a team and even a chance to get recognition out of it. I'm sure festivals like that are eyed by the big companies... So it swings around to art after all the basics are covered right? How does that work out time-wise? (like how many years are spent on what) Hope you get to the fun part soon
I'm actually looking for a artschool myselfe, and maaaan, there's just so few possiblities here T_T Unless I manage to find some job as junior-artist or something I'll have to ether teach myselfe or make do with a midiocre school. Or... find 30.000 bucks and go to Singapore. They got a school for concept-art only there, yay!
I was told I actually appeared quite fit and well rested that day. Makes me wonder what I normally look like <_<
I'm going to be paying off loans for college for quite a few years, moving cross country was a small fee in comparison. Yea 3D is a large part of the curriculum because it caters graduates to the current industry's interests. Right. It's only a 2 and half year school so I'd say the first 16 or 24 weeks are core things and then I get into the real drawing classes! Oh man that sounds awesome, well, do your research and don't settle, it's not worth all the payments afterword if they didn't do anything for your career.