Don’t Go To Animation School

Those of you who know me know that I don’t recommend film school. It had its uses back when cameras were rare and film was expensive and sound was young, but these days the best artists and technicians are largely self-taught. Most film schools, like most colleges and universities, are filled with obsolete equipment and professors who lack the skills to work in the real world.

A video has been making the rounds on the internet featuring the work of Colin Sanders, a new addition to the ranks of computer animators. I call Colin an animator because of the potential that he has, not because of his training. His demo reel features incredibly primitive animation and a “Thanks for nothing” message to his professor.

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