Wednesday, April 09, 2008

Animation Mentor, Session 2

Well, it was a hair-raising quarter in session 2. I started off with a really horrible 180º turnaround, then got a little better, and a little better. There was only 4 days between the end of Winter, and the beginning of Spring. 3 days before Winter session ended, I got really sick. I was sore all over, and even talking on the phone made me take a nap afterwords. I was coughing horrendously, too - a freaking, coughing, movie-watching, nap-taking zombie. By Sunday (day before Animation mentor Spring Session 3) my condition was worse. I went to the doctor on Monday cause I ached all over. Bronchitis/Sinusitis. 6 days strict bedrest.

This led to a horrible decision: I had to take a leave of absence for session 3, which I now take in the summer. Man, I hated having to do that, but knowing how much I fight to keep up (and by 'keep up' I mean 'figure out why the rig is behaving this way'), it just seemed sane. Now, all my buds are a class ahead of me - which I'm happy for them, but it makes me feel a little left out.


Kelly said...

I'm not much of an artist, but I love it!

Sorry to hear that you are ill... sick... viral... whatever...

When you get better, send me an email. I want to hear more about the antics of JBSL, Nena and Izzy!

Take care of yourself, friend!


Vince Gorman said...

nice work man. Your poses are very strong. sorry to hear about the hiatus (sp?) , but I bet it was needed. Get well and keep on giving ol' Maya a chance.

Brian Phillips said...

Hey JL,
Your AM reel looks good. Sounds like you were ill and are sick of Maya? Maybe there's a connection between the two. Still waiting to have a face to face where we are funneling liquids into our pie holes.

PS, I can not wait until school is out for summer :)

get well soon!