You dont think about studying abroad? I live in a small town and here we don't have good art/writing schools and nothing good or bad in animation. It does suck...
I'm moving to a big city (Sao Paulo, don't know if you heard of) and there I will take classes like Comics, Painting Techniques, Drawing, Illustration, Digital Art, Classical Animation, Character Design, Figure Drawing, Master Anatomy, illustration and creative process... And even 3 programs, audiovisual production: animation design at Melies (10th best animation school according to animation career review), 3D characters: production and creation, and production of Concept Art and Design Development at Axis (unity of Gnomon School from LA at Sao Paulo).
Uff!! Can't wait. If there was any time to study litterature or writing I would.... But a girl gotta sleep wright? Huhuh
I'm looking at this as a preparatory stage till I can get into the school that I want, which is CalArts, Gobellins or School of Visual Arts.
When you find the wright school for you let us know ok?
Mario Furmanczyk said:Im sure you can google their school and check out their admission requiremnts online. Im not sure what the situation is for international students trying to get into their program. Seems like everyone who goes is french so i wonder if they keep admission limited to france.
http://www.gobelins-school.com/sites-gobelinsI already read about the animation program in Gobelins but I was wondering where can I find about this exchange program and how does it work. Its like you can do a year or two in Gobelins and the rest in CalArts and viceversa or what?
Theres an option of studying animation in English in Gobelins, its a great program. And Im studying french, so, it seems like a good option
I would love to study in them both, it would be the perfect option, such a dream.
Ive been talking with a student from SVA and she just finished an intership at Disneys and said that she was in CG but the students who were there with her in vis dev were from Gobelins and CalArts
Mario Furmanczyk said:Gobelins is certainly one of the best schools out there and and one of their strong suits is visual development. Whatever they do ends up being very impressive. Calarts and gobelins have an exchange program which gives students from both schools a chance to study abroadOh my God! This sounds amazing. Where do I see about this program?
I want to learn CG but I have a special interest in 2D and visual development, character design, layout...
I forgot to include this information in my profile.
I heard that SVA is strong for CG but not so much for vis dev.
My problem with the program in Ringlings is that or is it Illustration or 3D animation. Theres not an in between.
What about gobellins?
I'll follow your steps and share my story as well
Oh yeah, I can relate to that in soooo many ways.
I draw since I was a child but when I entered law school last year, I dropped it, because it seemed like it was a waste of time and pointless (that's what I heard from my dad!). "I had to start doing important things, reading law/business/enterpreneurship books and not those dumb useless story magical books.
But I felt like something was eating me alive, started feeling depressed, gained 14 pounds, stoped going out and suddenly I realized I wasnt myself anymore.
So I dropped out of school. At this point, all I knew is that I wanted to work with something dynamic and creative. So, still depressed, i notested that the only time I felt something sparking and burning deep inside, the only time I felt alive, was when I was watching animated movies. I laughed, and cried, and lived along with the characters, feeling what they were feeling. So I started researching and I realized that what better thing to do with life than drawing and actually getting paid for it? Who knew that this could be a profitable career????!!!!
So I started reading every animation/art book I could put my hands on, drawing and drawing, and painting, and watching cartoons, reading blogs (Cartoon Brew, The Concept Art blog,Deja View...) and I suddenly was myself again. Lost the weight, started exercizing again, started walking with my dogs, drawing and taking classes again... Uff!!
Then I entered in SVA, VanArts, Vancouver Film School (got a scholarship) and my dad wouldnt let me go because he is super protective and I was a minor.
So I started searching for opitions in my country...
And get this, I live in a small town in Brazil, and here we dont have art / animation classes... But the bright side is that I found great classes in a bigger city called Sao Paolo and I'll be taking them starting february and I'll apply to CalArts at the end of 2017. Wish me luck! Rooting for you as well!
To infinity and beyond
PS Mario, you have no idea how brilliant is this app you created. I finally feel like I belong! We all only have to thank you!!
PS2 Isabel, figure drawing, hand and feet and SUPER important for CalArts.
Wowsers. Haven't been here in years!! Amazing how this place has grown..... but it makes me sad. Realising how little I've progressed over the years compared to you guys. This is the year to work harder methinks. Happy to have a look through everyone's stuff here. What a great community you have here Mario.
If anyone wants to have a look at my caller o' creatures (known as eejits) then they can be found at http://www.eejits-online.co.uk I'll get back to uploading stuff here again for comment and critique. Look forward to it.
BTW Is Chris still around??
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Animatedbuzz is a network for young animation artists who aspire to become animators, story artists, or visual development artists in the animation industry. Animatedbuzz was created by Mario Furmanczyk, a Calarts alum and Disney animator.