Thank you TeSSa and mimo8.
To TeSSa - I really enjoyed my time at the school, and I hope I made a difference in everybodys work. Teaching is a very challenging and rewarding occupation, one that I plan to come back to time and again. As it is right now, I’m really interested in stepping away from VFX and focusing on narrative based 3d. I’m still building lessons as I go through these shorts, so teaching is still in the blood!
To mimo8 - The compliment is really appreciated. I am trying very hard to create 3d that evokes an emotion other then "cool! I still have a long way to go before I master the medium and as such am free to say any and everything I’d want to say, but I’m working towards that goal.
I look to the masters of animation, people like Yuri Norstein and Hayao Miyazaki, and feel the depth, the humanity and the simplicity of their work. While I have no interest in emulating them or the works they have produced, I would like to continue to create animation that, like them, touches people in some way.
It’s a long process I think, and one that takes many tries, successes, and failures. It’s the reason I’m trying to do as many short animations as possible, to explore first hand the strengths and weaknesses of this medium while also finding my own voice. I’m really glad that the work I’m doing is beginning to be appreciated by people.