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Getting things done...

Went to the CDIS infosession last night. And man does that school rock! It's a twenty-four hour campus, which means you can saunter in at four AM and fiddle with equpment worth upwards of 20K. Whee. During the tour I was trying not to salivate over all the lovely, shiny equipment.

But the presentation brought up an interesting quandry. I didn't know they had such an extensive acting program. And while I know doing CG/Animation would be a much more solid career, I've wanted to act since I was two. And I still really, really want to. Even though I know the chances of getting an acting job, even in Vancouver, are not nearly as iron-clad certain as getting a job as an animator, which in Vancouver is the kind of situation where they toss you in an employment pool and any one of a billion local companies are vying for your attention, because there's just *so much* animation done in this city.

Gah. I don't know what to do. Acting. Want, want. But should I?

Sigh. I still have to check out BCIT (though last night brought up the issue of whether schools steal your copyrights - CDIS doesn't, and they're apparently one of the only ones who don't, and I didn't even think of that until last night - I don't think I want to go to a school that will demand my copyrights. I don't like that idea at all. Fortunately, Mum seems to understand this.), and find out about the programs before I go to the infosession on the 18th. And... I still have to take my monitor in! You'd think with all the blood coursing from my eyes from this horrible, blurry little monitor I'd remember to take my good one in to get fixed, but no. I am a master of procrastination.

Mum came to the infosession with me, and left saying: "Hey, you know, Daddy could come here for like, eight months, and with his twenty years experience designing RPG's, he'd have big-money work pretty damned fast." (I'm paraphrasing, but you get the idea.) And it's true, too. My dad could probably get work in a whole lot of local companies. Places like CDIS love throwing around big names, and Dad probably qualifies, for all his blustering, as at least a low-level Big Name. Harn's stuck in a gutter since Columbia Games buggered up our contract, and Dad's just been sitting around in his office doing nothing for eight or nine months. Eight or nine months during which he could have been doing something. And something he liked, even. He's just lazy, that's all. It's a Crossby gene, chronic laziness. Dad's got it, Faya's got it, ye GODS does Ki ever have it - I've got it, but I think I got enough of Mum's "if I don't do it my head will explode" genes that I won't stagnate in a basement from lack of effort 'til I'm at least forty. Great comfort, really. ;)

Anyway, I'm going to get Shannon now, and we're going to make a very late lunch, and then I've got phone calls to make. I still have to call StFX and pay my phone bill before they'll give me my transcripts (though whether I *need* them is a matter of some debate). I got up too late to do that today, differing time zones and all, so I guess I'll have to do that tomorrow.


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Jul. 9th, 2002 03:03 pm (UTC)
Yikes. :) So you're making the big life choices too! :)

Is it possible to do both? To double major (if it wouldn't kill you), or at least take classes in acting? That way you'd have the animation to fall back on and make money if you couldn't get acting things?
Jul. 9th, 2002 03:30 pm (UTC)
Yeah, that's pretty much what my mum suggested, too. I don't know yet. I've got an appointment with an academic advisor next week, though, so I guess I'll find out then.:)
Jul. 9th, 2002 10:29 pm (UTC)
PHONE ME before you go to this school. I dropped out of there for a reason. LET ME DO RESEARCH FOR YOU before you go! Let me talk to my friends! Don't give money before you talk to Kim because Kim went, saw, had much problems, did not conquer and left!

Pwease? Do not commit? Do not commmiiiit! :D Luvs! Call me?
Jul. 10th, 2002 10:34 pm (UTC)
You know, you change your mind with alarming frequency. Last I heard you had four more classes and then you were done? And all I heard while you were in school was how cool it was and how much you loved it! I smell fickleness, I do.

And yeah. Thanks for the advice - I was going to just give them all my money without asking any questions at all. o.O
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