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    Also know that those quick little life drawings are a great exercise, too, 5coop. It's a hard thing to master, but once you get the hang of it, they make great portfolio pieces, too! It's essential to understand movement as an animator (and really, as an illustrator, too), and it's great if you are able to observe this from someone who is not posing for you.


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    Hi there! My name is Tarrah! You've probably seen me lurking around the last the last thread. I'm a Freshman Illustration student at Ringling, I'll be checking in and giving whatever advice I can give you when I can. My advice for you now, if you really want to go to Ringling, some of you may need to fight your parents for your dream school, if you want it, fight for it and in the end it will be worth it. If you can dream it, you can do it. There is always a way to get to the place you want to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magami View Post
    Thanks for the introduction, I have met you then! ^_^
    I'm one of the Nicole's, more specifically, the one who's name was "butchered" yesterday, lol.
    CAGGIANO. ^_^
    Also, good luck to all applying, each major is something to really think about. Submit your best work, or work that's strong in it's media, and good luck.
    Also ALSO, it seems from the vairety show that some of upperclassman can REALLY shake their groove thang. o.o Like, wow.
    Classes are net week, and we'll find out more specifically about clubs and whatnot during the Friday workshop.
    I guess we met without knowing it since I was in your dorm room the other day! lol, its Tarrah! Good times

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    thesinfulsaint: thank you very much for the reply on my other thread and for a reply here i love your work. Hey i sent you a message btw through ca so i dno if you saw it....

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    5coop, you could get your family to do some poses for you, I get my sister to model for me on occasion. Do some hand, feet, drapery stuff. Ooh, better idea, whenever your parents, sister, brother, etc.... sit down to watch tv or anything, draw them then.

    Edit: My mum wants to know what you guys do in case of a hurricane.
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    Hey everyone! Most of you know me from last years thread! I'm a "freshman" in CA, although I already have a TON of transfer credits, if anyone plans on transferring, let me know and I'll tell you what classes Ringling did and did not accept and which ones are a MUST if you are shooting to transfer in as a sophomore. A warning to CA sophomore hopefuls though, often enough CA is FULL so transferring in as a sophomore is VERY difficult. At least that's what my advisor has told me.

    Also I think it would be a GREAT idea to post links to any accepted portfolios to give everyone an idea of what Ringling likes to see. You can see my CA portfolio in my sketchbook link below.

    Good luck to all you hopefuls out there! =3

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    Thanks a lot to all the current students for posting here. In general, do you find that the general attitude at Ringling is as cooperative and willing to help as you guys show on this forum? Or are you guys kind of the exception rather than the rule? I know some art schools can be really competitive and somewhat "mean spirited" but I don't get that impression about Ringling from my visit or from these types of threads.

    I hope that made sense!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pirate Lord78 View Post
    Edit: My mum wants to know what you guys do in case of a hurricane.
    As hurricanes move from east to west, Sarasota, being on the west coast of Florida, is pretty safe. I think I remember someone mentioning classes being canceled due to a hurricane once last year, but there was no danger as long as one stayed inside.

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    All right then I'm currently unsure about which school I wanna go to ill be applying to more than 2. The Art Centre in Pasadena is probably my first choice because of their new Entertainment Design major. I guess my question is does RingLing have a major comparable to this?

    Thank you for the time!!

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    You can do illustration with a minor in visual development.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aguilas990 View Post
    Thanks a lot to all the current students for posting here. In general, do you find that the general attitude at Ringling is as cooperative and willing to help as you guys show on this forum? Or are you guys kind of the exception rather than the rule? I know some art schools can be really competitive and somewhat "mean spirited" but I don't get that impression about Ringling from my visit or from these types of threads.

    I hope that made sense!
    Everyone including the administration, staff, and students are all MORE than willing to help you with any questions that you have. Even if you ask someone who might not know the answer, they will definitely refer you to someone who does! And just an FYI, Ringling mostly uses email to communicate. You are more likely to get a quick response via email than on the phone. I've actually had email conversations with admissions where it seemed like an instant message chat!

    Also, check out the Ringling groups on Facebook.com!

    In my experience, I have been very surprised by how helpful and pleasant everyone here at Ringling is. It's a very welcoming environment

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    Hi there everyone my name is James, I'm 20, spent a little bit of time in the 2008 thread. I am applying to Ringling for Computer Animation in 2009 so it's great to meet people with the same goal. Currently I am working my butt off to improve my skills, I am drawing as much as I can so I look forward to sharing information with you all. Getting into Ringling is a very important goal for me.

    I agree with copperfire that people should post the links to their accepted portfolios, that would be so helpful.

    Good luck to all the Ringling freshman that are going in next week.

    Oh yeah and thanks Milencov for making this thread!

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    Heyo, senior CA here. I was wondering when this thread would start up for the 2009 hopefuls lol.

    I feel compelled to give a bit of a warning about Ringling. It's not for everyone. Ringling has a specific goal in mind and prospective students should think carefully and see if that goal is in line with their own. Now that that's outta the way...

    Ringling is a commercial art school. The most important thing here is how to make yourself marketable to companies. Even Fine Art is commercial, to a degree. If that is what you're looking for, then great! However, for some artists, the atmosphere leaves them wanting a more enriching environment. Realizing that you're only here to train yourself to work for a company can be disillusioning to those in need of soul-searching.

    I can only speak for CA though. But here is what I can say about the program. IT'S TOUGH AS BALLS. Not to scare you, but it is my honest opinion that if you do not have the passion for animation, the curriculum will eat you alive. Ask yourself this question, "Can I imagine myself doing anything else for a living?". If the answer is 'no', you may be able to succeed in CA. But, if the answer is 'yes', I'd have to strongly suggest that you look into other opportunities. If you have any doubts about succeeding as a CG artist, listen to those doubts very carefully. You were born with the greatest alarm system in the world, your gut. Think about those doubts and really give them consideration.

    Now, I know it sounds a bit mean-spirited, but it's the truth. CA students spend an inordinate amount of time in the labs working on animations because it just demands a long time to do anything. The only way we are actually able to slog through is with that passion; that knowledge that one day it'll all pay off and we'll be living high and mighty at Pixar(exaggerating of course ). It will be absolutely miserable if you have any doubts about CG as a career. So, please think long and hard about going into CA.

    If you have any specific questions, feel free to PM me.
    "So now we have modeled something that will get us nowhere in life"

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    i had a question about recommendation letters, it states on the Ringling website "Ringling College does not use a standardized recommendation form." does this mean i need to download somewhere on the site a paper with Ringling's own form? If so could you direct me to a link? As i understand with the recommendation letter you must attach a paper for the writer to fill in, tick boxes and such. Where can i get this? Sorry for the confusion

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimboslutstien View Post
    I agree with copperfire that people should post the links to their accepted portfolios, that would be so helpful.
    psst. check the accepted portfolio thread if you haven't already, there's a few ringling portfolios there, mostly ca.

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