How is cal arts? How do you balance your time between so many different mediums? And where do you hope to go with experimental animation?
CalArts is amazing! first time in my life that I’ve ever enjoyed going to school haha.
I generally adapt my art projects to my location. When I’m out exploring I tend to focus almost exclusively on photography, unless I’m sitting somewhere long enough to start a drawing. I do most of my pen/colored pencil drawings at school because they’re very portable and doodling in class helps me stay focussed. The art I do at home is typically split up between graphic design, photomanipulations, portraits, animation, and whatever artistic homework assignment I’m working on.
As for where I hope Experimental Animation takes me, ideally I’d like to make feature-length animated films at some point in the near future. There’s a strange misconception that animated films are for children, but I’d like to actually try tackling more mature subject matter and themes than the kind of stuff that typically characterizes the majority of today’s mainstream animated films.
Animated filmmaking is essentially the culmination of every other art form known to mankind, and so I can’t think of anything that would be more fun and challenging to do.