Friday, July 4, 2008

Class 101

The first week of class 1 (of the regular AM semester) has begun after much excitement and anticipation. WOW! The amount of material is overwhelming. The great thing is the tremendous welcome messages I got from students in advanced classes. That is a great way of motivating newcomers and making them feel welcome. There are many training videos to sift through and the amount of knowledge they contain are pure gold. The Q&A session with mentor Elliott Roberts was mainly focused on introducing ourselves via web cam. I no longer have the distinction of being the oldest in my class for I now share this privilage with two other who are contemplating a career change. Our mentor, Elliott Roberts is a super nice guy. He worked as an animator on Robots, Ratatouille, Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man's Chest, Charlotte's Web and Iron Man, among others. He is a visual effects artist on the movie Mutants (in production). His experience at Pixar, ILM, and Tippet Studio makes him a treasure chest that I will try and hoard as much knowledge from him as I can.

Here is a pose set I did in Maya to comemorate the beginning of the AM journey; I call this 'A Star is Born'

This next one is just simple posing since, eventualy, posing will be our first assignment;