Thursday, January 29, 2009

Thesis is Done! Now on to my next adventure!

Hey everyone! So as I just stated I just finished my senior thesis film at my current University. It was a great experience to finally be able to work through story boards, draw up concept sketches, and even model and texture characters for an entire film. Well except for the human character that's in the film, that rig came from animation mentor. So I was able to work on this for a good 4 to 5 months. I really enjoyed the way it came out and I got a great response from it when I showed it at the exhibition. Here it is, please let me know what you think :)

I definitely know that the animation isn't where it ought to be to get me into the industry. I need to keep improving in my medium. That's why I have decided to go to a Graduate school in the Fall I just finished applying to it. The school is called SCAD(Savannah College of Art and Design) They have one of the highest ranked programs in the country. So I'm very excited about that I feel that this will help propel me to become a better animator and hopefully land me a real animation gig :) I know that you can become a animator in your own time by your self. But for me I have always found that I get all my energy from those around me and there sure has been a lack of that from my small little town of Lafayette, Louisiana. Oh and I think that John Webber teaches or once did teach there so maybe if you read this John maybe you could tell me a little bit about the school.

One last thing that I wanted to share with you is that I have gotten the extremely great opportunity to work in an Orphanage in Tapatitlan, Mexico. I'm going to be going through Sisters of Sorrows order. They asked if I would like to teach the children there and I believe it'll be a amazing opportunity! I know that God that called me there. Maybe I could even teach them a thing or two about animation!


Thom said...

Hey Blake, congratulations on finishing your thesis. Thanks for posting it. John Webber is at SCAD so you should get to know him there. He'll learn you the ropes. ;)

regina doman said...

Looks great Blake! Jason Manak on this blog also went to SCAD so he could probably tell you about the school. I think he loved it.