I gave an animation talk!
So part of my away time from the blogsphere was not only due to tending to family matters but I also gave my first animation talk to a school of high school age students, it was about an hour long. I had so much fun! They were really excited about animation and asked lots of interesting questions. At the end of my talk I had a table set up with free CD demos of programs and animation magazines, they were all gone in two seconds. Some of the students hung around afterwards to ask questions and look at more of my work. What a wonderful experience. I was a little nervous right before I began but found that it came naturally since I know the content and am passionate about it, I really enjoyed presenting. You know one of the teachers came up to me afterwards and told my mom and I that I am a natural teacher, I didn't expect that. My mom told me that too, but she's biased. I really admire teachers and think that they and scientists/researchers should be the highest paid career tracks, they are our ushers into the future, but that's just my economic opinion.
Here are some photos of my talk and the sweet thank you card that some of the students signed and mailed to me! I will try to modify my power point presentation to make it web ready and upload it so that you can take a look at it some where down the line when I have more time. I had such a good time that I hope to give another talk some time in the future. Click the images to enlarge.