Thursday, July 15, 2010

small reel update

Hey guys,

I will be leaving for the US very soon, and I'm starting to get nervous and excited. Booking motels, planning national park trips and routes, stuff like that. It's way more work that you'd expect :)

I also updated my reel a bit, adding some horse animation tests and tweaking the monkey a little. They are just simple horse cycles, but I wanted to tackle the basics first, it's pretty much my first quadruped animation. This is the reel I will use for Siggraph and the coming job applications. Check it out on Vimeo and wish me luck!!

I'll be back in the middle of August, and I will have occasional email-access, although I'll try to stay away from computers as much as possible :)

Thursday, July 8, 2010

The Journey is over

Hey guys!

I've neglected the blog a little bit in the past few months, and I won't have much to post during this summer either :)
My last day on the AM campus was June 18th, and now I'm officially an alumni of the school, hence the new badge logo. I will be getting my diploma at the end of the month at the graduation ceremony in San Francisco. Before that I'll stop by L.A. for this year's Siggraph conference, and in August I will have two weeks left to see some more places in California with my girlfriend. Wohooo!

I'm really looking forward to meeting my AM buddies and the staff in real life, after 18 months of text, chat and video communication.

I will be looking for new job opportunities starting September this year, and I'd love to work outside of Germany for a change. We'll see what comes up...

Finally I want to thank all the people who helped me get through this program, my family, my mentors, the AM staff, my fellow students, classmates and AM friends (yes you actually make friends on an online campus), and last but not least my girlfriend, who was very patient and understanding even though I worked almost every weekend and didn't have much time for social life. She was always there for me when I was down or I needed a push. So I'm very grateful, couldn't have done it without that support! I hope the whole thing pays off in the future :)

With that, back to travel preparation!! If any of you have some tips about must-visit-places in California and the southwest of the US please shoot me an email, we're still flexible :)

Have a great summer everyone!! We will make the best of it even though Germany won't be soccer champion...

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