Saturday, September 12, 2009

Schedule and 9

First of all, my mom wanted me to post my schedule for y'all to see.

Classes enrolled in
FC101A01BEGINNING CGI ANIMATIONAquino, John2.00T 7pm to 10pmA109
FC105A01INTRO TO DIGITAL PRODUCTIONMetzger, Ethan1.00T 1pm to 4pmA108
FC110A01BEGINNING LIFE DRAWING (A-K)Brown, Steven2.00Th 9am to 4pmA221O
FC115A01BASIC PERSPECTIVE (A-K)Hansen, Dan2.00M 1pm to 4pmPALACE
FC140-01COLOR AND DESIGN I (A-K)Hobaica, Leo2.00T 9am to 12 NoonPALACE
FC155A02BEGINNING STORY DEVELOPMENTLee, Chong2.00W 7pm to 10pmA221G
FC377HISTORY OF CHARACTER ANIMATIONFurniss, Maureen3.00W 9am to 12 NoonBIJOU

Total Units16.00

I was going to take my Humanities class this semester, but the one I wanted was basically limited to upper classmen. Since have so many transfer credits, the academic adviser said not to sweat it. So, I have a pretty simple schedule. I also have work study in the Nurse's Station a couple hours on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday.


I FINALLY got to see 9 last night. I was incredibly excited and kind of nervous at the same time because the what I had heard so far had been a mixed bag.

Simply put, I really liked it. It wasn't perfect, but it was still good. And I appreciate the good it will (hopefully) do for the animation industry.

Not so simply put, it was interesting to see the reaction's of the rest of my group. Brittany thinks that some of us may not have liked it as much because of how much a ticket cost, but we had two resounding "mehs" and two "liked its" and me.

I know a lot of people have problems with the ending. I didn't mind it and I, unlike others, don't think that it just ends with death. I think that the ending gives hope for new life. You need to see it to understand exactly what I'm talking about. I also have to say, I was pleasantly surprised that the movie still went in places I didn't expect, despite the fact that I have seen the original short numerous times, and that it wasn't just a straight rehash.

My biggest complaint was that there just wasn't enough. I would have liked the movie to be a bit longer so we could see more of certain characters, especially 6. I thought he was incredibly interesting but his character wasn't explored enough. Well, I have to admit none of the characters were really "explored", which I'm actually kind of ok with. I read something where someone said that there wasn't really anymore to the characters than what the movie showed us, because we see their entire lives from the beginning, there is no backstory that we are missing. It still would have been nice to see more of 6 though. Oh, and 3 and 4 are the most adorable things ever.

The biggest thing was though, I followed the advertising and marketing for 9 like a hawk. Which meant that I often visited which explained the entire prologue of the story. I think that I got more out of the movie because I knew more about what was going on.

In conclusion. Even if the movie isn't perfect, it's still the perfect way to open up new doors in the animation industry. Just go see the movie and get your own opinion.

WOW. That's a lot, anyone who read all of that, give yourself a pat on the back.


Katelyn said...

I just patted myself on the back.

H. A. said...

I want to see 9! Ive heard complains about there not being enough character development though, yeah.
Cant wait to see your perspective assignment!

chyrise said...

More updates please.........