I was wondering what tips you current and past students might have for us new students in order for us to prepare for the CalArts curriculum. I want to make the most of these next few months before school starts so any suggestions you might have will be helpful. Thanks!
Think of a film idea as soon as you can, and get to work on it. You're going to go through several film ideas, so you better start thinking of them now before it gets too late.
Try to animate or learn Maya over the summer if you haven't already. It's better to be ahead of the game.
Don't stop figure drawing, but also learn cartooning.
SLEEP. (you need to save it up for all the all-nighters you're going to be pulling.)
What kind of digital tools do students use at CalArts? Do most students have an Intuous4 tablet? Or do some even have Wacom Cintiqs? Or is there something else?
What do you newly accepted students use?