I picked up my new textbooks yesterday. Another 16 credit hours on tap for this semester -- and only two books! I'm taking Adobe Illustrator CS5
and an Illustration Techniques
class, which thankfully use the same book. These classes should be a challenge because bezier curves
usually kick my ass. Autodesk Maya
is a 3D animation program that should be the capstone for my Animation degree. If I'm any good at it, I might have to spend the last of the GI Bill bucks on the software. (Yikes, since it runs at $3500, that would consume by GI Bill $$$ AND dig into my own pocket.)
My 4th class is a retaking of Advanced Cinematography
, where I'm going to try for Director (this year, we're doing an Action flick). I know the cards are stacked against me because the professor picked an old guy for Director last year. On the bright side, I have a script submitted; if it gets picked, I can't Direct it, but I'd be more than willing to be a Producer and/or Special Effects Supervisor.
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