Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Pictures at an Exhibition

The Ringling trustee scholars and nominees were invited to participate in a commission for the Sarasota Orchestra. We were to create artwork based Pictures at an Exhibition, a suite of ten movements composed by Modest Mussorgsky in 1874. Me and the fine arts trustee scholar, Jenny Vu were assigned the five Promenade pieces. Anyway, this is one of them.

And here's the music, uh except for picture the orchestral version:

Now to catch up with regular work!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

A Looong Post of Characters

In portfolio class today we took a look at the work of the seniors before us. I was surprised by how much some of the work still affected me even though I have seen them so many times. At Ringling, I have been so privileged in the sense that I am surrounded by some very talented young artists. Most of students are a few years younger and nonetheless their maturity, imagination, and work ethic put me to shame. Some of the thesis from last year are so innovative, moving, and just beautiful. In my eyes those seniors have made it but to think it is only the beginning of their artistic career. Just think about the possibilities!

I have grown so much since I arrived here; artistically and as a person. I think about the people that have supported me and those that helped me grow. I'm not sure what I want to take away from this year but I know I want to be proud of what I have achieved.

Mainwhile, some characters:

Friday, September 18, 2009

This Guy is Funny Looking

Lots to do but going to see Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs tonight anyway. Happy Friday!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Senior Year

Well Senior has entered full swing. This week we just had our first full faculty crit with Steve Hickner, director from Dreamworks. We talked about our animatics and models. The next crit is in five weeks on layout and rig.

It's exciting and also intimidating to be working on thesis but I think it'll be a fun and memorable year.

Nilah is the first transfer student I contacted before coming to Ringling and we've pretty much had all of our classes together until now. This year we are roommates instead. Well Nilah's mom took a photo of us when we first met and it's become a tradition ever since. This year we just hit the ground running so we haven't had time to go out for a meal together until today. We are already three weeks into the semester, this year is going to go by so fast!

Sophomore Year,

Junior Yr,

and finally Senior Yr!