Monday, November 12, 2007

Another animation presentation

Last week I gave another talk on animation at a very beautiful brand new school in California, The Williams Academy, in the photo I am pictured with Dr. Williams himself, founder of the school.

It really is a remarkable experience, especially when you see there is a real spark of interest in a child's face. And like my mother has said, "when you teach, you are also learning something". Indeed it provides an opportunity to formulate the best means of communicating your ideas and invites revelations in the process.

I concluded my talk with the message that YES, you really can achieve your dreams, it doesn't matter what your starting point is, all you have to do is figure out what you need to learn and learn it.
In my own journey, looking back I have come so far, my work started out small and this led to a sense of minor accomplishment which fueled the next, so on and so forth, each new project a little more ambitious than the next. At some point during this evolution I began to feel a real sense of freedom (freedom to create any vision). In the beginning I felt controlled by the program, but with the body of work created between here and there (especially with plots and storylines) I now feel that I control my programs. It's a beautiful thing, learning and expanding, no matter what the topic. The human mind is a brilliant ball of clay.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wanted to thank you so much for your comments! You were very kind. I spent some time reading and I love your idea about eye recognition in the computer! The solar panels would be nice. I'm afraid my husband and I don't share well when it comes to the TV! He thinks I spend too much time on the computer and I'm not into football, so I don't know about the all in one but it is a great idea too.

4:20 PM  
Blogger Lady N said...

This is so great that you do this!

4:34 PM  
Blogger ismoyo said...

Very, very proud of you lady!

6:20 PM  
Blogger turquoise cro said...

Yayyyy! Gina!YOU are a teacher creature too!!! My Gina is teaching her first kindergarden class tomorrow in South Carolina!!!(Nov 14) She student taught in Kindergarden back here in WV and she had her own 1st grade class last year here but WV didn't hire her this year soOOOOOOoo she didn't want to SUB soOOOOo she packed up and left and is teaching there!!!in South Carolina!!!Thanks! for the birthday wishes!!!hehe When is your birthday???!!!

3:15 PM  
Blogger zari - justZHM said...

those kids were really lucky to listen to such a great presentation...i love your final statement..."dreams can come true" : ) i really needed to read such words!

2:33 PM  
Blogger Flea Market Queen said...

Those kids that get to hear you speak are so lucky!
Have a wonderful evening and thanks for buying those sweet little angels! You'll love them...

5:08 PM  
Blogger workinthatpreppy said...

you are incredibly gifted! loved reading all of your blogs. i am so glad you stopped by mine!

3:49 AM  
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1:34 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Gina, thanks for stopping by the other day. I sure appreciate it.

8:48 AM  
Blogger Kristen's Raw said...

So cool! My brother is into nanotechnology...just graduated from UofM. Just thought it was cool to see you on here. I'm going to pass along your blog and website to him.

10:21 PM  
Blogger Babelfish said...

You are forever inspiring Gina, thank you for showing us that anything can be accomplished if you work at it.

10:12 AM  

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