Thanks to LabJovem, an Azorean festival which awarded my film best in their film category, I have been awarded a training scholarship and I’m extremely excited with my choice of school. So the thing I’m counting down the days for is my move this January to San Francisco for four months to take courses from the Animation Collaborative, a school recently founded by Pixar teachers last summer! In fact it is taught across from the building, so they can teach conveniently right after work.
Actually it’s quite cool how I discovered it in a series of events. After I met with Carlos Baena (as detailed in my previous blog posts), I noticed on his blog that he personally recommended this school and after a bit of research I was sold! Although I was accepted in September with short notice, it made more sense to settle details beforehand and go in the Winter semester. Also, it’s been great to be in contact with current and future students to see the quality of work they are producing so I know that not only will I be mentored by superb teachers but be in class among very motivated/talented people!
In the meantime I’ve been working on several animation exercises, a Pixar Lamp and ball one dedicated to both Steve Jobs and Pixar, part of an animation exercises forum I’ve joined.