Wednesday, February 25, 2009

No Illusions.

"Animation is tremendously resilient. Animation will recover, as art always recovers. There's always cycles of good art."
Ralph Bakshi

The First CalArts Acceptance letter was received today. Unfortunately, it was NOT by me...

Soon now. Very soon.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Disillusion of life!

According to an anonymous source:

CalArts has finished reviewing portfolios for the Character Animation program. Now letters are expected soon.

As soon as I know something, you will know something. Technically though, I am trying not to think about it.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

puddle's Illusion of Life blog!

Animation is about creating the illusion of life. And you can't create it if you don't have one.
-Brad Bird

Today is February 22nd, 2009. In less than a month (optimistically), I will know whether or not I am moving to San Francisco, California or Valencia, California to begin my life as an animation student. This blog's purpose is to document my path from wanna-be animator to animation student to (someday) professional animator.

Realistic prediction: I will be rejected my first try at California Institute of the Arts and will be "forced" to attend Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Whereupon, I will continue submitting my portfolio every year to CalArts until I am accepted into their Character Animation program.

Optimistic predicition: I will be ACCEPTED to CalArts (YAY!) and will move to Valencia to begin the next four toughest years of my life with the most amazing artists in the country.

Currently, I simply am suffering from the waiting game. Regardless of where the fate of the next year of my life resides, I will post my progress, failures, updates and all the little squishy stuff between the toes.