So, I am officially done with my junior year of college. I'm going to be a senior!!! One more year to go!!! And then I start my thesis project. I can't wait!! I already know what I'm doing but I will get into that some other time.
My grades so far:
Art and Myth Of Mexico: C
I'm really furious with myself over that. I lost a whole week of sleep getting my finals done including my final project for this class and I was so tired that I fell asleep at my dorm in the few hours before it was due. I set an alarm to wake myself up and I slept though it. Ughh, I just wanted to fucking kill myself. I can't believe I let that shit happen!!! And I'm friends with my professor too so that just makes things even worse. He must have been so disappointed in me... Anyway
Adolescence and Cinema: A
Not much to say about that class. it was alright. It was pretty fun getting to watch movies all the time for class but jeez, one of my lecturers was so unprepared all the time. She was constantly having technical issues with the slideshows and whenever she showed us clips from movies, she stopped it every 10 seconds to explain something really obvious to us. Like get it together, women. Well, I'm a pretty big screw up myself so I shouldn't be talking...
Animation 2: A
Loved that class. And for my final, we did a group animation. Most people who do group work in college HATE their groups but I fucking loved my group. We all got along with each other so well, always kept in good contact with each other, always met up with each other when we had to, always pulled through with our contributions and we did an awesome job with our final animation. I'll post the link to it once I have it up on YouTube. I even made friends with two of my group members and we're going to be living in the same dorm next semester so we'll get to hang out
So, yeah... The Paris thing. I work for a Pre-College Program at my school and I was a student in that program for 2 and half years when I was in high school. Now I'm a mentor at the program. The program has a really competitive scholarship called the Anna Toonk Scholarship which is a study abroad scholarship with my school's Paris campus. I applied, and I got it. Me, two other mentors and three of the students that we work with are going to Paris from July 8th to the 26th!! I'm a little nervous about going but I know that things are going to go well. Me and the other mentors have to look after the students while also dealing with being in a new place ourselves. I guess that's what makes me nervous the most. Nevertheless, I am very much excited
So until then, I'll be working and finishing up my freelance work. I can't wait to finish that up so that I can get back to writing and drawing for myself again. Also, I'm broke so I can really use the extra money.
Ohh! Another thing. When I get paid from my freelance work, I'm going to buy a ticket to California to see my roommate in August. So I've been saving up for that too. Can't wait to get all the money I need
Also, during school, my bike was stolen right on school property, right in front of the building I was in while I was in class. That bike cost almost $400 and then the helmet, the LED lights, the lock, and the carrying case and the bell, that all came to over $100. So I basically had $500 or more stolen from me. I blame my school's crappy security and my apparently crappy lock. So I filed a report with security, I filed a report with the police and then I told the dean of my school. She asked some people to help me get funds to replace it. So I applied for the funds and now all I have to do is wait and see if they'll grant them to me. I had that bike for 2 years, I rode it almost every day at school. I spent a lot of money on it over last summer getting it fixed after I had an accident, I got a tune up, had the breaks tightened and it rode like a fucking dream. Everyone who saw it loved it and I felt like I was top of the fucking world when I rode it. Now it's gone. Well, to the bastard who stole it, they didn't work hard for the scholarship money that paid for that bike, they didn't put any money into it and they sure as hell aren't getting a free trip to Paris. And when I get the money, I'm getting the same exact bike and helmet that I had last time
My animation class was taken to two animation studios during the 2nd to last week of class. We went to Flickerlab, the studio that made this www.youtube.com/watch?v=lGYFRz… and Curious Pictures, the studio that mad eThe Kids Next Door. The first studio allowed us to show them our work. I showed them mine and they said "you can get a job with that" xD I gave one of guys who gave us a tour my business card and he asked for another to give to their producer. When I apply to intern for them, I hope that they remember me. I really need an internship. I'm also trying to get an internship with Nickelodeon. A lot of people in the illustration department at my school have gotten internships with them and one of my former professors who works there said that it'd be easy to get an internship with them so I am trying to get an internship with them as well.
I guess that's it for now. Nothing much else going on.
Thanks for reading!