After all. Here I am. Going after my dream. learning to spell magic!. It's been a month. Times stab me like I've been here for years. Hours in the school is crazily long, even that I enjoyed it.
The atmosphere is very different here. We have everyone passionate on the use of magic, helping each other burning the kitchen destruct the house. We treat each other like friends even though we always forget each's name, we share all our knowledge to one and another. A lot of us stay in school no matter there's class or not. Whenever there's an empty lab, there's always student filling up the seat even Sunday!. Passionate instructor who are super into their own creative field (like Fred Gago), always inflame me to be itchy to draw.
One thing I learn from Gnomon's history from Alex, is Gnomon start up as a place gather artist exploring new technique, art in the weekend and turns up Alex made it into a school. The name... hmmm it's something that he can register as it's never been taken. Well.. I kind of think it's very cool! haha...
Most of the instructor has a background here., either in movies or games. They all speak the same language.... ENGLISH..? lol.. they all have a sense of humour, a different way visualising art. All I can say is they have their unique knowledge skill set.
Compare to other school, Gnomon have a program in the 1st term: Overview of VFX & Games. Specifically built for Alex Alvarez(founder of Gnomon) to get to know us, help student to figure out the track they will be choosing and getting industry speaker from different studio like Blizzard, Blur.. Light Storm to share their thought experiences with us. I mean.. I've never seen this happen before in any school, here in Gnomon they have the connection, they are linked to the community HUB, a strong reputation. It's jus been a month, guess how many event and talk I've attend. ILM recruiting advice, Jonathan Beruber, Leticia Reinaldo Gillet, City Engine, Substance Day, Naughty dog, countless event. I think I might miss count some...... well yea. Although I missed Siggraph & comic Con due to the class schedule.... I'm aiming for CTN in November.! Ticket already bought. I must make it no matter how! All these events help me to know the world, industry even more. I'm no longer the person who was only facing to 2 monitor and 4 walls, being more socialise now!
Week ago, ILM came to our school. There's a few alumni are currently working there, the experiences of how they get into ILM, and the recruiting advice from the supervisor is worth millions. Sonja "Sony" Christoph 's experience working in The Mill, Rhythm & Hue and end up signing up ILM apprenticeship program and land the job in ILM Sanfrisco, Joseph "Jay" Machado route path to Ilm is all fascinating! I'm seriously mind blow that night! All I can think about is I've to get myself well prepared and get ready at anytime. I need to have a clear vision on where I'm heading, what I love to work as. Wrap up myself and work twice harder to pull the trigger.! Something I learn from Leticia Reinaldo Gillet is I've to be prepared, well organised, mange my time and set up a timer. This way, I can train to know myself well to improve, I will be able to know what's my next step, I don't have to be anxious on heavy works. One more things of course is the student and instructor, treat them well, they might be your saviour landing your dream job!
Isn't it amaze? HELL YEAA! I've never regret any single moment spend here. It's definitely the place that will completely change my mindset, creativity, and my level. I'm really curious how I will turn in the next two years.!
I'm gonna stop this endless typing here. Furthermore, I will start posting my work progression in my blog, share and check to see how much I can grow!