Monday, April 7, 2014
For a second day, I returned to the Full Sail back lot to see if the outdoor music festival was generating more interest. It was February 20th and Good Graeff was slated to perform on the outdoor stage. The music festival was part of "Hall of Fame" in which former students, now in the industry were honored. A fake airplane was set up at the base of a water tower. Musicians sold their Cd's and merchandise on folding tables under the plane's nose. A mom posed to listen to the music with her child on her hip. Attendance was once again spotty at best.
While doing this sketch, four former students approached me to say hello. They all work for Nickelodeon and were part of an industry panel discussion. They remembered the 2D Animation class I help teach with affection. They even informed me it was their favorite class. They have started applying the animation principles on the job since they are doing hand drawn animation tests for a Ninja Turtles series they are working on. This was the first time I've ever realized that what I'm teaching every day, does make a difference in some students lives.