[color=white]Digital Animation Visual Effects (DAVE)
[color=white][size=2]First I’ll start by saying I’m not a forum newb Yes I’ve searched, and every directly related DAVE School information thread is a year old and locked. And I’m certainly not going to waist my time pospting in the “CG Schools” thread, only for my post to be lost in its pages and never replied to… So, I’m creating a new thread to get current, and relevant information.
Back on subject
I live in Orlando Florida. The 4 schools I’m looking at are DAVE, Full Sail, and I’ve done a little research on the Art Institutes in Tampa and Miami.
Im leaning toward DAVE, but only because Full Sail is, well, Full Sail
And the two local Art Institutes havent really jumped out at me as being great 3D animation schools. One concern I have is their lack of an emphasis on 3D animation, and a broader curriculum of all visual effects. This isnt at all a bad thing, unless I find myself just touching on 20 different subjects, and not really learning any of them completely.
So does anyone have any credible and relatively current information about DAVE?
A few important questions I would have for a graduate of DAVE would be: whether or not they think they got their moneys worth in pure education, was it the education they wanted? And out of the skills they have gained since DAVE (or during) how much is really credited to DAVE, or was it due to forms of self teaching
For those who may reply with I havent seen anything recently, but the demos I have seen werent too impressive
Take a quick look at the recent ones:
Nothing too spectacular, but certainly [/color][/size][/color][/color]impressive[color=white][color=white][color=white][size=2] I think. Thats another reason for creating a new thread. As new as the school is, all one has to do is look at the recent demos compared to the older ones and you can see how far the school is progressing.