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Full Sail University Journey 

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How my journey led me to Full Sail University….

My Full Sail journey started with Computer Animation. I had always been fascinated by the idea of cartoons and loved them my whole life. I still watch them today.  As I grew older I began to have further admiration for the cartoons I grew up with and the ones on TV such as South Park which incidentally became my all time favorite cartoon.

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Once South Park changed the face of cartoons for me it was pretty set in motion I wanted to be in graphics some way. I set out in my early college career to do graphic design. I had been dabbling in it in my spare time as a hobby being an amateur  graphics designer on Livejournal. I enjoyed it a lot. The feeling of creating stuff and making others smile gave me a sense of accomplishment. Through those years I taught myself with the help of loads and loads of tutorials and friends how to use Photoshop. I became quite skilled in it. I then dabbled a bit in amateur fan videos and editing as well as web design. All this was done as a hobby because I enjoyed it.

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I realize now that it’s been so long all this time I could have been learning animations. However back in those days I didn’t really know how to go about attending a school online. I went to a campus school and majored in Fine Arts, which was what was available to me on my budget. I do however kick myself in the backside for not attending Rhode Island School Of Design while I lived there for 7 years… I really should have looked into that deeper… Shoulda, coulda, woulda….

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In the last few years I’ve gone from a video game art major to a computer animation major, and soon to be a digital cinematography major. I know what your thinking, another degree change? Yes and simply put as i got into computer animation I realized it isn’t for me. As i progressed into the program i had some more insight and found that animations might not be where i want to be. Just because i love cartoons and animation doesn’t necessarily mean i want to be in that particular industry. I am not ashamed to admit i struggled a lot with Maya which is used by a vast majority of the industry to model and animate for games and computer generated media. Maya just wasn’t for me. I couldn’t get the concept of it and found myself on a downward spiral of frustration and aggravation. The more i tried the more i felt like i wasn’t getting it. Sometimes we can’t predict what courses will lead us down the roads we go but we can look back and see where we took the turn. As i set out to research other potential avenues one thing kept coming back to me, my love of making fan videos, editing them together.

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As i looked further into digital cinematography it appeared as tho i had been missing this the whole time. I didn’t really do a lot of research on this course prior to enrollment, to be fair i didn’t really do a lot of research on either course so i think i was just jumping at the first one that sounded interesting that wasn’t game art. I will be starting my journey officially as a DCBS major with Full Sail in

November. In the meantime i am currently enrolled in classes that are common classes for both programs so they will transfer and i am getting myself prepared for all the work to come. It will be challenging, the hours will be grueling but i am ready.

This next phase in my life is bound to be nothing short of exciting. I am looking forward to all the new and great experiences i will have and already have the creative juices flowing. I hope you will continue to follow me and stick around to see the assignments and projects i will be doing for school as well as loads of other things i have planned for this blog.

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