Back to School

Allistair Santiago

back-to-school.jpgWhat with the eerie – and not altogether unwelcome – quiet during the week, you’re all probably already aware that school’s back in session. For me, the last few Septembers have come and gone without so much as a nod.

Since finishing my undergrad studies, they have had unusually little effect on my life. September was marked only by the fact that the mall I worked in would become a haunt of the elderly rather than of teenagers.

This year, however, marks my return to school – albeit animation school. It’s been three years since I’ve studied anything, and this September has been nothing shy of a swift kick in the pants.

Traditionally for me, the first week of classes was for sussing out what courses had really mandatory attendance. I mean – and we’ve all been there – all professors say that attendance is mandatory, but if they can’t teach their way out of a wet paper bag, one is often better off catching up on sleep than attending their lectures. Seriously. So, provided you keep up with your assignments and are adaptable in a test situation, you’re away to the races.

But not this time. Animation school is a whole other ball game that’s really got my creative juices flowing. I’m finding it challenging, exciting, and frustrating all at the same time.

I’ll tell you all about it in my next blog.

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