Final Reel! (Claire)


I have learned so so much in this class. And I loved (most) every minute of it. Just like we had talked about that we probably learned more content in this semester alone rather than the intro art classes we take for the art major. I think I have learned great skills that I can now go and learn further on my own and have a range of skills for my future design career. Getting to watch “inspiration” almost every class was also a huge plus. I appreciate animation so much more now after having to do it myself. I just wish I might have started sooner. My favorite type might be stop motion. I really enjoyed that the app helps out a lot and frankly, blender became extremely frustrating at times with the cursor not always being where I need it to be etc. BUT I am still glad I learned good basics of blender in case I ever need to model a room or product or something! Overall, great class. I just think Rusty needs to dive deeper into animation with us!


Claire’s Midterm Reel


In beginning animation, I never thought it could be this time-consuming. Coming from design where we are expected to have things done in maybe an hour, it is a nice change. I knew that animation and 3D modeling took time considering Disney takes 10ish years to finish a movie but I didn’t fully realize it until doing it myself. I learned that animators much have a ton of patience. Or perhaps it is just that they love creating characters and stories? Probably both. I had actually wanted to go into animation in the first place but I couldn’t find a school that was cheap enough. So that’s when I turned to graphic design. I’m glad I get to have to taste of animation.

Drawing the same character or shape and keeping it consistent between frames has got to be the hardest part for me. I’m just so used to drawing something one and being done. But I feel like having to draw over and over has and will continue to help my drawing skills grow. There’s so much to do- or more like- I want to do but there isn’t time in a semester filled with all the other classes. I’m definitely going to store up my ideas and hopefully be able to execute them someday after graduation.