Today was a great day! Such a great start of my education,
and I doubt it will be the best day of the whole time!
Lots of new students here amongst old friends, making a
great blend of reliable comrades and interesting propects.
Lots of new nationalities being blended in, amongst them
Swiss, Icelandic, English, American and Estonian. Its going
to be one smorgoaes bord of exciting people!
After getting a lecture about the history of animation as
well as computer graphic arts we were put into groups of 4
to make a short film! We have a time limit of two weeks,
and will have to make a story revolving a pre selected sound
clip, as well as include a list of assorted objectives. Me
and my team mates have listened to the clip and sketched and
brainstormed a bit, and by tomorrow we will share our own
pitches to each other in terms of which 30 seconds of the
clip we wish to animate.
This is so interesting for me, because I have usually always
worked alone in animation. I didn't know anyone else with
the skill, or more importantly, the interest to make
animated films. But now I'm grouped together with 3 other
people who are arguably MORE skilled than me, and just as
motivated and interested in making an awesome film!
I believe my little drawing below sums up my thoughts about
the transition from before the Animation Workshop, to after
^^ (not that I was depressed before, just not as excited!)
Wish me luck in the coming years, and keep an eye out in the credits after that in animated films and TV shows. You are bound to see my name there ;)