Hey all...I'm currently going into my 2nd year at a Junior college in the Bay Area. I am looking for a University of California or California State University that has a respectable reputation as far as tutelage in 3d/animation studies. If anyone can point me in a nice direction to start looking, I'd SINCERELY appreciate it.
I can summarize my life story in context of story telling. I am a character, you are the others. Someone else wrote the beginning. We both write the plot we take together and when alone I control the storyline. However, I am the master of my destiny and I shall write the end of every chapter my life concludes.
Go thru that database, but most schools in UC/State system seem to emphasize experimental animation. I'm trying to find a school that makes traditional Disney/Saturday Morning Cartoon animation....something that looks good in a portfolio........far as I'm concerned, if it doesn't look like industry quality, it don't look good.
Not everyone who does this stuff for a living can teach it... if you're looking to listen to stories all day long, that's one thing, but if you are looking for real instruction, look not at their resume or portfolio but rather at how they teach. Some of the best instructors are not always the industry professionals that you seek. In many cases, the ones that you learn the most from are sitting right next to you. Remember, your real education begins on your first job... working with that poor sap who got stuck with mentoring you. They know they can get the job done faster if they just do it themselves, but they are responsible for training you, so they have to help you to figure it out. These are not the stars of the company, they are people just like you who only a year or two earlier were the recent new hires. Amazing how much you can learn from people who don't make six figure salaries or have a credit list a mile long. Everyone who you admire today all started out learning from people who were not much more knowledgeable than you are now. There is no short cut to greatness, everyone has to do their time in the trenches first.