Well, there was a faculty meeting of the Animation teachers last night, and I thought I'd keep you all updated about what was discussed.
First off, the faculty seems solidly behind seperating the animation from the live action senior show. We're thinking that we could have the show, perhaps at two seperate times, at a theater in Manhattan like Two Boots Pioneer. That would make it easier to get recruiters and industry folks to show up. Also, we thought the format could be a show followed by a panel-type Q7A with the animators.
Also, there will be a contest to create a poster for the Senior Show. The poster will be hung around Pratt and in animator hang-outs. It will also be produced as a postcard that will be sent to studios. We'll need a work-study student for that, I think.
What else? Well, I'm stopping by B&H on the way home today and I'm getting two new DV cameras. One for G-50 and one for D-9. Something with a shut-off for auto-focus. We're going to order a few more, but I've been asking for new cameras for those rooms for three years now and can't wait any more.
Have you all met Naree Song and Andy London? They are new professors this fall and are both cool. Naree was an animator on Little Einsteins and works at her own studio now. She's a whiz with Photoshop, Flash, After Effects, and production methods. Andy runs London Squared productions and is a crack puppet animator with some great ideas about story telling. Naree will be teaching Character I and Animation I, Andy will be teaching Storyboarding.