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|FC100A01||BEGINNING TRADITIONAL ANIMATION (A-K||Nguyen, Mike||2.00||Th 7pm to 10pm||PALACE|
|FC101A01||BEGINNING CGI ANIMATION||Aquino, John||2.00||T 7pm to 10pm||A109|
|FC105A01||INTRO TO DIGITAL PRODUCTION||Metzger, Ethan||1.00||T 1pm to 4pm||A108|
|FC110A01||BEGINNING LIFE DRAWING (A-K)||Brown, Steven||2.00||Th 9am to 4pm||A221O|
|FC115A01||BASIC PERSPECTIVE (A-K)||Hansen, Dan||2.00||M 1pm to 4pm||PALACE|
|FC140-01||COLOR AND DESIGN I (A-K)||Hobaica, Leo||2.00||T 9am to 12 Noon||PALACE|
|FC155A02||BEGINNING STORY DEVELOPMENT||Lee, Chong||2.00||W 7pm to 10pm||A221G|
|FC377||HISTORY OF CHARACTER ANIMATION||Furniss, Maureen||3.00||W 9am to 12 Noon||BIJOU|
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 9exeriment.com 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.