There hasn't been a whole lot for me to blog about lately, well, maybe their has been, I've just been too lazy to blog. Oops...I'll try to stay on top of this better.
I just got back from Israel a few weeks ago, and it was the most amazing trip I have ever been to, because I was able to walk in the footsteps of my Lord, and that is something I can't describe in words. If you want to know more about that trip, read my note I wrote on Facebook here. I uploaded tons of pictures from the trip, so you can find them there as well. Oh, and I saw a poster/sign on the side of the road in Jerusalem advertising Toy Story 3, which made me super excited, because it was just a few days before it was opened in theaters....
Toy Story 3 was AWESOME!!! I loved every minute of it. Great job all you people at Pixar that put in all those hours of hard work, it paid off, because y'all did a heck of a job! Toy Story is the main reason I got interested in computer animation to start with, and I have pretty much grown up with Andy and those toys, so that movie holds a special place in my heart. To me, it's a little more than just another film.
I don't want to say too much yet, but I am going to be taking a roadtrip to CA with a friend of mine, Nick Fensterman, and we are going to spend 5 days between Emeryville, San Fransisco, and LA. As you know, it is my dream to work at one of the major studios, such as Pixar or Dreamworks, and I am super excited to say that an animator from both of those studios has offered to give me a private tour of each studio. This will be a trip of a life time and I can't begin to express how excited I am. I have been wanting to visit these studios for so long, and it just seamed impossible (and it almost is...you have to be an employee there, be a family member of an employee or be invited by an employee- which is where I fall into) but now here I am with this opportunity and it has me super pumped. Not only will we be visiting the studios, but we will be going to Disneyland, which I have always wanted to visit since I was a kid. Oh, and you know what else will be making this trip totally awesome? We will be Couch Surfing the whole trip. Do we have an adventure ahead of us this summer, I'd say so. I will be taking LOTS of pictures and I will share them on here along with a detailed blog all about the studios and the rest of the trip.
Also, I will finally be able to reapply to Animation Mentor on August 5th, my birthday, as it will be 90 days after I got denied the first time, so please cross your fingers and say a prayer for me that I get accepted this time! I am so excited about starting that school and jumping into animation. It is something I should have done a long time ago, and is something I know I will enjoy. I can't stop thinking about starting, because it looks like such an amazing school and I know it will be a blast. I have been preparing to reapply, by reading through some animation books such as The Animator's Survival Kit, so hopefully that will pay off in August.
I am so excited about the animation journey ahead of me in my life, and I can't wait to start sharing my animation work with you on here!