Saturday, September 13, 2008

Favorites of 2008 Producer's Show

Last Duel of a Lost Era

Paranormal Roommates


Everyone Dies in 90 seconds

(This song is addictive.)


The Airship Danger

Rubber Woes

Dead Meat

Damned Cute

Extreme update!

CalArts is really wonderful and is like a dream. I keep thinking I'm going to wake up and be back home lol. Valencia is very hot and CalArts sits on top of a hill. Suposedly, the CalArts area is the basis of the Edward Scissorhands movie. Weird lol!

My dorm is really big and has lovely storage. I'm thankfully on the quiet hall. People are known to run through the halls screaming (acting majors lol). My roommate named Disa is super sweet and is a very good match. The window looks out to the pool, which is clothing optional o.o I got to visit Santa Monica as a field trip and finally got to see the ocean for the first time. There were a variety of stores and I finally got to eat a British meat pie!

Very interesting people go to CalArts and are extremely nice. The animation room or The Palace has cubicles on top where we need to work. The cube sign up sheet was actually up at 6:30 pm the day before sign up. I was doing laundry at the time and didn't know. I came in at 7 am the next day because I wanted to sleep in my bed. Everyone else camped out in the halls for no reason. I guess for tradition :p I got number 39 lol out of 49 or something. Luckily, I got a cube #3 in the main building. I'm on Keane St. and Dejas Rue :p (Animator street signs around the cubes). I'm sharing with 3 other people.

My desk is a bizzare story.... It has graffiti and paintings on it. Your allowed to paint the walls and desk in your cube. Mine had unicorns painted on it with Lisa Frank and the cabinet....someone drew men's privates in it. o.0 I later found out that a junior named Henry had this cube. His classmates played a prank on him over winter break and painted horrible things in his cube. The funny coincidence is last year no one got the desk, but I got it this year. Henry's last name is Yu lol. He is now my long lost brother lol!

I have Dan Hansen as my Perspective teacher. He started on the Rescuers. My traditional animation class was awesome. My teacher Mike Nguyen was so enthusiastic. He started to show us how to flip in the last part of the class when he finally mentioned he was the Supervising Animator on the IRON GIANT! Everybody gasped! So I have to learn how to flip with his Hogarth walk cycle. I love CalArts!!!!!

Side note:
I've found out about some websites for those who can't make it to CalArts or are interested.

Mike Nguyen

Chong Suk Lee (My storyboard teacher)

Chris Meeks

Sunday, September 07, 2008

My Schedule

This is just for future you get to see how much stuff I'm taking!

BP –Basic Perspective Mondays: 9am-noon
IDP –Intro to Digital Perspective Tuesday: 9am-noon
C&D1 –Color & Design 1 Tuesday: 1pm- 4pm
BA –Beginning Animation Tuesday: 7pm-10pm
Doubles- Doubles, in art and culture Wednesday: 10am-1pm
BSD –Beginning Story Development Wednesday: 7pm-10pm
BLD –Beginning Life Drawing Thursday: 9am-4pm
BCGIA –Beginning CGI Animation Thursday: 7pm-10pm
SFA –Story for Animators Friday: 1pm-3pm

Holy crap lol! I start tomorrow ^^ and will battle for a cubicle on Tuesday. Freshman get the leftovers and since our class has 44 people (reguar is 25), space will be limited.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

CalArts arrival

I arrived safely at Calarts in lovely Valencia. It has been really hot, but the scenery is so beautiful. The students are really friendly, and I think Ron Perlman's son is attending CalArts.

Chouinard, my dorm, is way bigger than I expected. The rooms are huge. I regret not taking some of my dvds. The pool here is clothing optional lol.

I'll put up a better report with pictures. This week has been pretty busy.

Here's a Pictures for Sad Children by John Campbell that I simply love!