cool. so last night went to another WIA meeting, been going to these for some time now, and the guest speakers were people in 'adult animation' (no- not hentai!) but animation geared towards adults. Venture Bros, ATHF, Family Guy etc. It was interesting, and the speakers were great. Overall you get the message- animation is a business & studios are going to make what sells, and make weird decisions like cancelling Futurama.
the list of speakers.
Patric Verrone - President, WGA West <-- former writer for Furturama
Yvette Kaplan - Director, “Beevis & Butthead” <-- currently at Sit Down, Shut Up
Ollie Green - Line Producer, “Superjail”
Adam Kosloff - Staff Writer, “Spaceballs: The Animated Series”
As for school. My time at the Animation Academy is now over, but it was great :) For the past few months... drawing and having fun wasn't co-existing. it was going through the motions, but taking this class really sparked that creative candle that was on its way out. I feel motivated to do something I am proud of saying I drew. Trouble with me is that i dont take things to the next level. I just leave it at the beginning stages, which i like doing. I like seeing little doodles that sparked creativity for something else. There was an explantion of what art/sketching should convey- it should reflect the skills the artist has at that time. magic word?- Commit! That really hit home with me, because I know I didn't do that- gotta commit to taking it to the next polished level. And- lets face it- people don't look at your hidden potential (a little HGTV joke), they look at what you just made, and you're skills are judged so. I learned that you limit your drawing by not seeing it to the end; if you really take the time to take it finish, you are able to bring it to a more sophisticated level. The enviroment in the class is great, people are friendly and approachable, and always willing to give advice. I can't wait to take my next class... I haven't been this moto in a long time.
As for my sickness- i am feeling much, much better. i think i was sick a lot longer than i realized, but then BAM - hit me outta no where. the only artistic efforts i was able to do everyday were the Owls. yay for Owls! Couldn't run/walk for the past week... blah. But before I was sick I did at least 50 miles this month. Woot!
I'll be posting up more stuff that I have been experimenting with at the Academy after the month is over, y'know, after Owltober?