I wanna get to know my class. Feel free to share anything!
What blogs do you guys have? It seems like most Calarts students rock the google blogger. But I've been digging Tumblr lately. I get quicker feedback.
Anyway I'm 23 and I've never attended an art school before but I've been drawing since I could pick up a crayon. And then in Kindergarten, Sailor Moon shaped my whole way of life. As I got older I continue to draw but I experimented with my other interests. I performed stand up comedy, wrote and starred in skits, took improv classes, took writing classes (one of them being comedy writing). I took a long break from growing with my art. Later I would see an animation on youtube that made me feel like a kid on Saturday morning again. The video was the Adventure Time pilot. Since then cartoons like Chowder, Flapjack and Super Jail have fueled me. Since I was young I knew I wanted to make art. I just wasn't sure exactly what. Making cartoons seemed like the best way I could combine all my experiences and skills and I get so excited when I think about coming to the office to create!
I also made my first animated short last year to submit to calarts. It's pretty rough, but it was a great experience nonetheless.
Anyway feel free to add/lurk me.
I'm Victoria Van Patten. I graduated high school a year early to apply for CalArts this year, and since then I've been taking some community college classes to fill up some time during the waiting.
I'm eighteen and I don't do anything other than make stuff. Like... at all. I'm always involved in some sort of project because when I don't have anything to do, I can't handle myself. Can't wait to meet you and everyone else next year. You planning on coming to the new student meeting thing?
Added you on tumblr!
mimetalk.tumblr.com if anyone else is interested.
Deviantart (yuck, but still good to have):
I'm getting a blogger ready but haven't started using it yet.
Hey everyone! I'm James and I'm from Hawaii. I'm 21, turning 22 in september. I'm graduating this May with a BA in animation from the university of hawaii, but I feel like my education is still not complete which is why I'm going to CalArts. From my time as a college student, I've come to love story telling and everything about the animation process as ideas are translated onto screen. I hope to one day animate and draw as well as all the other animation greats like andreas deja and james baxter :)
Hey guys, can't wait for septmeber. :)
I'm currently a 20-year old student living in NJ, so I'm really excited to move out to the west coast. (Though flying is not as exciting... '0' )
I love everyone's art! It's going to be an inspiring 4 years with you guys. c=
here's my art blog.
Victoria Van Patten said:
You planning on coming to the new student meeting thing?
I just RVSP'd! Are you?
Anyone else going?
Hey I'm Tony Unser!
I'm 18 and I'm going from High School and straight into CalArts! I've always loved drawing since I was three and I've been learning and learning ever since! Being an animator has been a dream of mine! Drawing has always comforted me when I was young, and now the only way I express myself now is through drawing because it feels so second nature!
As time passed I did stacks of flipbooks and decided to advance into bigger animations. Then I put them up on youtube to share! I have several shorts of animations and things like that but not polished, mostly rough.
If you're feeling curious here's my youtube channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/1Artistman?ob=0&feature=results_main
Anyways I'm so excited and can't wait to meet you all! I'm definately going to attend the accepted students event! Hope to see you guys there if we recognize each other through our caricature profile drawings! lol
I do have a blogger, so I'll just leave this riiiiiight here! http://tonyunser.blogspot.com/
Hi everyone, it's great to finally meet all of you. My name is Sarah and I'm 23 years old. I currently live in Ontario, Canada. I began drawing in kindergarten and haven't stopped since. Disney has strongly influenced me as an artist growing up. This is my first year applying and I am still speechless that I was accepted. (I heard people sometimes apply for several years). After high school I pursued photography in college and loved it. Its only when I started doodling on my notes during a lecture did I realize I missed art. And although my dream, at that time, was to become a photographer, my love for art outweighed my love for photography. The following year I applied to Seneca College for art fundamentals. The year that follwed I was accepted into animation at Seneca. I studied animation for a year before dropping out to focus on my portfolio for CalArts. I didn't consider applying to CalArts until recently, because let's face it, the tutition is expensive. I just wanted to see if I had what it takes to get in....
please add me on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sarahjanekinney
(more shameless self promotion, har har)
Hi everyone! I'm so incredibly pumped to be attending CalArts this Fall! I can't wait to meet some of you, it's inspiring to see so many talented and enthusiastic folks on here.
I'm 25, vegan, and a science fiction geek.
Like a lot of kids, I was raised on, and obsessed with, Disney. I think the first time I started to consider animation as a career, though, was when I was about twelve or so. The SciFi channel used to do this weekly spot called "Saturday Anime" where they would air all sorts of gnarly stuff like Akira, Ghost in the Shell, Iria, Project A-ko, etc, etc. My mind was blown and I could never go back.
My more recent loves include The Venture Bros., Superjail, Flapjack (!!!), Cowboy Bebop, and Chowder.
Any other veg folk here? How are you guys going to be spending the next 5 months or so?
Edit: I think I missed the info about a student event that requires an RSVP...? Can anyone direct me to some info on this?
Uma Mahendran said:
@ Jessica http://calarts.edu/accepted-student-schedule-events-2012 thats the link to the event, sad I cant make it :(