LynxGriffin
03 December 2007 @ 11:51 am
Schedule woes  
HOBOY. I got my schedule for next term, and some of it is blehh. D: I don't know if I'll still be staying with the people from this term or if I'm being split up all over the place, but I'll be sad if I'm totally in a different group, as I like all of the people from this term. :( I mean, I know most people in the other group are also nice, buuut...I like the friends I've gotten to hang with this term!

I also still need to work out my financial aid, since I think I can reapply for the loan about mid-December. This also means redoing the FAFSA, blargh. I haaaate dealing with financial aid.

That said, this is my schedule (*EDITED*):

Monday
- 4:00-7:00 - Required lab time
- 7:00-10:00 - Sculpture

Tuesday
- 9:00-12:00 - Lighting and Rendering 1

Wednesday
- 9:00-12:00 - Required lab time
- 1:00-4:00 - Timing for Animation (this is only a five-week class)
- 7:00-10:00 - Character Animation 1

Saturday
- 1:00-4:00 - Character Skinning

Sunday
- 4:00-7:00 - Intro to ZBrush

That's THREE morning classes, which means THREE days out of the week of getting up at 6:00 AM in order to get to class on time. D: Ewwww! Curse you, LA traffic in the morning! Tuesday is also going to be kinda weird, as I've got a morning class, a whole big chunk of the day with nothing, and then an evening class, so I'll be at school pretty much all day. :P I guess I can use that time to work on stuff, as long as there's a lab open.

LE EDIT: Melissa was magical and negotiated with the administration, so now all the dudes I was with in this term will be in my next one, yay! (I think with just one exception). Even though now the Timing for Characters will be in the second half instead of the first, it means less morning classes! Yay!

I'm looking forward to sculpture since I haven't done much of it before, and ZBrush is going to be really useful to learn, so I'm glad we're finally getting a class in it instead of going into other classes with teachers just kind of expecting you to understand ZBrush's nutty interface. For the rest? We shall have to seeeee.

In the meanwhile...ARGH FINAL PROJECTS STUFF DUE TODAY TOMORROW SDJADKJAKLDJKLAJD(WEA.

Drawing: Revisions

Writing: Whatever's required for school right now... DX
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LynxGriffin
10 October 2007 @ 09:40 am
In which I blab about classes once again.  
First and foremost:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY REI!

(And Ali too, but I shall see you tomorrow! BTW, what time were you planning on coming over? 'Rents are doing convo at the house, so a bunch of college students will be at our house eating our food...)

Second and secondmost: the new Lunargyros page got screwed up yesterday, but it's finally up today instead. Next week will be a two-page update!

And now, things in no particular order:
- Sooo my paid account expired. I said I didn't want LJ to have any more of my money, and I meant it. Goodbye, shiny icons, I shall miss you... ;_;
- Well hey, none of us saw this one coming! I'm still betting Tails will also be a fighter, and am holding out hope for Sora to be playable since the KH composer is on the project. But I am confused...is Ness still going to be in SSBB, or is Lucas taking his place?
- For people saying that third term was supposed to be OMG DIFFICULT, I'm so far able to keep pace with classes. The KH doujin's kinda been put way on the backburner because of it, but hey, school comes first.
- Kinematics is actually fun, and while all of the teachers are good artists in their fields, for Kinematics he's ALSO a good teacher, for which I'm thankful for! He actually takes the time to explain things completely and concisely, stops and re-explains if someone has an issue, and we're learning a bunch about the tools without being overworked. So HOORAY FOR THAT.
- In contrast, animation is...not so fun. Which really sucks, because I'm interested in learning it. The teacher is quite nice, very funny and likes to make weird sound effects, but he takes FOR-EV-ERRRRR to actually explain what he's talking about! He either goes off on tangents about whatever or keeps repeating easy steps that we've already dealt with. Not only is it extremely difficult to pay attention to him (especially since his class is the last one of a straight nine-hour-day), but because he takes SO DAMN LONG to get to the point, the last two times he's kept the class a half our late. Which, if I've already been sitting there failing at paying attention to him for the last three hours and I'm not going to get home until after 11:00 because it takes me 45 minutes to drive home, is Extremely Not Cool. -_-
- Digital Video Essentials kind of intimidates me. Maybe it's because I was never much of a photographer...I feel so much more comfortable getting my ideas down on paper. I don't know if I should change my final project idea or not...
- Acting for Animators is kinda weird, but fun in a physical-activity kind of way. (I was so sore after the last class!) XD I don't think I would be as comfortable with it if I didn't know the people in my class as well. Our group is kickass!
- I'm enjoying Visual Structure just because I'm excited about doing my story in an art-direction kind of way. XD I'm already ahead on the homework, but mostly because I'll be gone next class...
- The first class, our Production Design 2 teacher showed us how you can modify a Nintendo DS to function as a miniature Wacom tablet, with pressure-sensitive painting and eveything. Seriously, how many classes have the teachers explaining how to use your handheld game consoles as everyday art tools? XDD
...So now I'm begging for a DS for Christmas, not just because everyone and their dog is playing Phoenix Wright and I WANNA DO IT, TOOOOO. Oh yeah, and possibly 358/2 Days, too.
- In Poly Modeling 2, we had to do heads for a bipedal character again. Last time, my head was total crap. This time, I tried an entirely different method for going about it (instead of box modeling.) OMG, it went SOOOO much easier and looked better, too! ;_; Modeling it poly-by-poly and using extrude makes so much more sense in my brain than box modeling. HOORAY IMPROVEMENT.
- ...We have to get our stuff together from the first two terms for internal critique time. Internal critique time is when our classwork is shown to an industry professional and they do an evaluation on just how much you suck. O_O;;;; *INSERT PANIC MODE HERE*
- Falcon Peak was in the shop all weekend. D: It had been making some clicking noises from the dashboard, and on steep inclines my dashboard and headlights would flicker on and off. So we took it into the shop on Thursday, and I didn't get it back until yesterday. But the lights don't flicker anymore, and Falcon feels better than ever! I better not have to take it back again for some other dumb reason soon. I have the worst luck with cars.
- I want it to be tomorrow already.
- I hate my wireless connection and its constant hiccups. ♥

Drawing: And now it's time for Harry Potter homework...

Writing: Sporking, on the rare occasions I have time...
 
 
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