Are you going to TAD 2011 Entertainment Art Online??? INTRODUCE YOURSELF HERE!
Hey guys, being part right now of TAD to be a student next year, I would like to create a place in here to know each other, so the list of questions that I put here are:
0. WHOOOO ARE YOU!!!!
1. Where are you from?
2. What are your TAD expectations, fears, and all the roller coaster of emotions of this journey???
3. Are you working right know? How do you think you can manage it?
4. Are you planning to go to US for the 3 week workshops?
5. How the industry is moving in your country, do you think you can apply all that you're going to learn to the environment you are?
Well I think we can add more and more on the way
:steph: Mines are! Vicente Numpaque 25 years old on december! I'm from Bogota Colombia, y do 3d sculpting of characters in a postproduction company called RCN Comerciales
My expectations are everything, I'm hoping for the best, even if i'm online I want to know every single teacher and TAD, learn and make friends, I think it's important in this way that you not only think of learning but at the same time learn from other people experiences, that makes us grow a lot, We are different ages, sex, and cultures, combine all that together can be definitely a power source for what is about to come, who knows, that people that you don't know maybe can be your partner at a game studio!
At this moment for January I can't go to the workshop I need to save money, get a visa, I think that's a fear for me, to be limited when the day is coming for the workshops, also I think I would like to be present in a onsite class, that would be tons of times better. For now, my inversion in life is to get in TAD no matter how, and the online thing is the best for those who can't go onsite at this moment.
The industry here... Well I think there's a lot of movement, but there are a lot of things that need to be fixed, one of those is that we need a career, a place where people doesn't learn just a software, we need concepts, more work on ideas, that's what we need, Serious formation it's important to people.
One of my fears often comes when I think I need to get out to US to find a job, because we here are often surrounded by very little creativity from the agency s, they only look for ideas on youtube, and that can be frustrating to know that you don't have to think, you have to do what is in the reference!
Well, let's gets started people, I think if teachers can say just a little Hi here, and their thoughts on online education will be really worth!!
New TAD Student starting in February
0. Hello, My name is Jad Saber, I'm 22 years old, graduated from business school last year, but had always wanted to pursue my concept art and illustration dreams. I was going to do so as soon as I got my business degree, which I just had to get due to some complex circumstances I am not going to bore you gents with.
1. I'm from Lebanon, land of retarded people and bad internet. I will be pursuing the program from my house, whereas I would have loved to attend a pod, but it's impossible to get a visa, and I don't think I could afford moving to another country right now anyways.
2. My expectations from TAD are tremendous, seeing how greatly talented the teachers are and how eager they seem. I also watched the on demand traditional/digital and career choice sessions, and got a taste of how cool and fun the online program could be, and how good ateachers these people are. I really don't think there is a better program to follow in the world, especially for the concept art major, and consider myself really lucky to have stumbled on it a couple of months ago (I hadn't heard about CA nor TAD before). That said I can't wait for my classes to start and am preparing myself well in the meantime.
I am also looking forward to make new friends (I know this sentence up to this point sounds like I'm in need of affection) with whom I can discuss my work and theirs in a pleasant atmosphere.
As to my fears, well, I hope I won't have to stop the program due to some unexpected event like my father going broke (unlikely to happen though) or a war arising in my country (not so unlikely).
3. I currently have a part time job as gym trainer/graphic designer ( I don't know what I am really), except the gym is owned by a friend of mine and that I get paid $150 a month. Part time jobs have really low pay here and I can't work full time and attend TAD at the same time, especially knowing that to get better you need to keep drawing (I try to do at least 4-5 hours per day). Basically I'll be paying these per month and my father will pay the rest for three years (until I finish the program).
4. I am going to try to attend one workshop each year, though I doubt I will be able to afford the trip, lodging, etc... Fml.
5. The industry is practically inexistant in my country and I don't plan on working here at all. I will just dwell here till I've finished my art formation/training.
Exciting new beginning! :)
Hello fellow classmates and teachers!
0. I'm Belle, I just turned 26 yesterday and I bought myself a big-b day gift - TAD!!
1. I'm from Singapore
2. I expect to be learning a lot from TAD! Making new friends and learning from each other.
I've been looking forward to learning from a school organized by Conceptart.Org since I was 16 or so, (I remember a workshop/school called The Atelier in San Francisco and I told myself I want to go there). I've schooled and worked hard to save up enough to get here. Even though I'm spending all my savings on it, this is an opportunity I want and I believe TAD is worth it.
My fear is that I would not be able to keep up to my own expectations and disappoint myself by slacking off. Alot of emotions went into this decision, main thing being that parents/friends were skeptic about an online education with no accreditation, actually I was too.
But after speaking to the TAD staff and reminding myself that I've been looking forward to the stuff Conceptart.Org has to offer for so many years, I was convinced and confident it could actually work! The people around me now are also convinced by my confidence and so, I'm very excited to be learning art from teachers, this is a first time experience and I'm looking forward to it!
3. I'm working as a full time writer now and it will help recuperate the negative number in my savings and pay back the loan from my folks. Though my job is very demanding, I'll try my best to juggle both as best as I can.
4. Not going for the 3 week workshop but I hope to do so in the future!!
5. The industry is slowly picking up here because the government is trying to encourage it but the market is still very very small. We are building infrastructure, but mindset is the key to change. It will take more than just a few years for people to start believing that art can actually be a career.
My personal ambition is to write and illustrate my own book/comic, work in a video game company or in movies/animation, one day :)