I am really not sure if I would call 2013 an eventful year but it was definitely more eventful that in the past. The two major things were finishing school with a BA in VFX and Digital Media as well as being selected by Disney to attend Inspire Day.
Finishing school has been great as it has opened up my time to learn more things I am interested in such as rigging. Things at my former school have also changed recently and from what I have heard, they haven’t exactly been good changes. Mainly what I know is that some of the great teachers have not been given classes so they have gone elsewhere.
It has been three months and I still think back to visiting Disney quite often. I have been to Rhythm and Hues, The Asylum, and Obsidian Games for studio tours but none of them can hold a candle to what Walt Disney Animation Studios offered me. RnH was a neat place and we got to see the studio, talk to a few artists, and then leave. The Asylum, in my opinion, is a bit of a joke while Obsidian was just interesting.
Being selected by WDAS, it revealed that I am on the right track and gave me plenty to be inspired about. It was more personal than school taking a group of students to a studio to look around the place. I have always been one to take matters into my own hands and I plan to continue that. I know a whole lot more about rigging and modeling now than before with various projects in the works. I am starting to learn Zbrush now and at some point I will revisit my dynamics project to produce a more complete version.
Another year down with many more to go.