It's a new year and it should be an interesting one!
Our new class starts on monday, and I am in the process of blocking my short film.
I have one more class to go for Animation Mentor, and I made the tough decision to do it full time. Ok, I WAS doing AM full time before, but that was on top of a full time job. My class 4 mentor Nick Bruno said in my evaluation that I ws almost there with my two person dialog assignment, but I might of needed a little more time on it. I thought about that alot during class 5, and I think he's right. In fact , i know he's right.
It's not that I didn't put the time in my assignment, it's that I was. All the free time I could come up with, including vacation days and an attempt at not sleeping. THe only way for me to have more time would be to quit my job. ...so that's what I did at the end of 2007. It was a really sad decision for me because everyone (and I mean everyone) at my job is a really nice person, and I have alot of friends there. It was a really great working environment, and it was pleasant work. However, after being in AM, I realized how much I love animation. I love it so much that I went with my gut and decided to quit my job to have the extra time on my final project. I also needed some much needed sleep, and the schedule was taking a toll on my health.
I have since caught up on my sleep, and the blocking is going smoothly so far. I am also trying to put together my first animation reel. It's scary to move on, but is necessary to move forward.
So this year is dedicated to moving forwrd. Hopefully =)