This week I've been slaving away an animation for my church service on easter, and let me tell you, if i didn't love to do this, i would have given up a while ago. The animation is for the song he's alive. It was frustrating (timing issues and the church computers didn't have flash, I know really!) but the reaction to the almost finished product was worth it. Now i just need to do the second half of the song!
Many of you (of my many many readers I'm sure) have seen that i have placed a banner add for ben steins new movie expelled talking about the scientific communities animosity to the idea of intelligent design. I highly recommend seeing the trailer (the full ten minute one) before you pass judgment on the movie. It comes out April 18th and i encourage all to see it.
I got into RIT!!!! Now i just need a response from the rest of the schools i applied to. I'm a little more torn than i thought and i'm not quite sure what my number one choice is. So lets do some role playing shall we, and let's assume i get into all of the schools that i sent my drawings to:
Cal arts: Pros cal arts mafia alumni (need i say more) close to "the buisness" In the same state as pixar! In the same state as Disney! Amazing artistic atmosphere (you can draw on the walls) Collaboration with other artists is encouraged best character animation program Huge emphasis on life drawing tones of exposer Cons A clothing optional co ed pool (would you swim in it? lol) bunch of stoner kids (can't really escape this in the art world though) Dog eat dog atmosphere there core classes kinda suck (so i've heard)
RIT Pros It's in Rochester REALLY GOOD STOP MOTION PROGRAM I love Rochester the art floor in the dorm rooms is pretty cool REALLY GOOD STOP MOTION PROGRAM It's easy to change your emphasis you get a little bit of everything your freshman year It's an actual college experiance they're core classes are really good Blue sky is only a three hour drive away Cons It's in Rochester Winter weather is truly winter weather Not sure if i am an "east coast kid"
USC pros alumni is a who's who list (for their film program at least) Great facilities Experimental atmosphere in their animation program core classes are great It's in southern California Cons It's in southern California It's in LA It's VERY COMPETITIVE It feels more like an east coast school than RIT does.
Any way thats were my thoughts are right now on that now on to the important stuff
I watched American idol and saw the Beatles night and i have a few things to say: First of all: DAVID A is now on my "i don't like you list". Not only did he not listen to the Beatles and only new the song he sang through the Stevie wonder cover he heard. HOW CAN YOU CALL YOURSELF A MUSICIAN AND NOT KNOW THE BEATLES!!! and don't blame it on age either. I can't think of a single person who has never heard a Beatles song. on my favorites list is still Brooke white, but a surprise to me this week was Chikezie. He was amazing i actually rewound my dvr like three times i was so amazed. in case you didn't see it hear he is