Definitely A Proud Day To Be In
Firstly, I would like to thank my students for making this day happen, I wouldn't even be talking about this if it weren't for you guys!
How I wish all of you could've made it!
It was a Saturday morning when I arrived at the office for the final preparations, I still had to rehearse after last night's feedback from my team. Apparently, I was speaking in more of a business manner instead of a teacher-to-parents-and-student way. Many things needed to be set prior to start my talk, there was the issue of people arriving late hence I had to make the decision to start later than scheduled. It had been a nervous morning even before the real morning had even started.
After preparations had ended, wen waited for the visitors and started at 1:30pm, the coffee & tea freshly brewed and swiftly delivered to onto the counter at the side of the student hall, the speaker microphone & audio speaker working as they intended to, and colleagues awaited anxiously. We were all set before the first signs of visitors arrived. Skipping forward, the talk lasted until over 3pm and we let our visitors off with consultations and they toured around the campus.
Good news was that there would be more new students joining us. Therefore, Ashwinnie, Alden, Aiden, James, Xin Ying, and Jia Jun be remember to greet your latest classmates on 4 October & in our next topic!
Missed Our Open Day Event?
Here’s The Last Chance To Grab Our Enrollment Promotion!
We're having a visitation day on Sunday for all those who are interested in joining us.
Date: 29 Sept 2019 (Sunday)
Time: 1PM – 6PM
Venue: 5-7, Jalan Pertama 5, Pusat Perdagangan Danga Utama, Johor Bahru
Drop US A Message Here & we'll save you a seat
See you all on Sunday!
We're towards the last lesson of the first month, and what got me excited as a blogger for Animage is leading them into our other facilities other than classrooms.. because we pride ourselves as a professional but not-boring course where our students would have a shot at trying out each of our facilities. What better way to teach them than getting them riled up for their next lesson?
The recording & sound-effects studios are both our prized facilities as they're not just expensive (like somewhere around 7-digit expensive), these are some of the main components that set us apart from any media arts schools (even studios). Anyway, we really want our younglings to get hand-on with the equipment within these studios, be it by signing, vlogging (we have Alden the Young Vlogger Student), or narrate a really lame story. We want them to engage with different stuff we have to grow their knowledge and attitudes towards Animage and media arts & design.
Little by little, our students will get to appreciate and involved themselves in the facilities, maybe in the future some of our students will become a dedicated vlogger, video-editor, cheeky but smart photographer, or even a little animator. We try to keep their interests at peak and passion on fire.
To parents, consider inviting your friends & families to join in on our aim to make media design the next best thing in JB.
To students, stay awesome & let's keep in touch more..
Oh, by the way, we have an Open Day on 21 September.
The activities prepared up for you all is nothing less than exciting & intriguing.
a brief detail about the event can be found when you click on the link below.:
Thank you & see you guys on Saturday!
What is Masking, you ask?
It's not something you use to, you know, mask something that's there and hide all the problems away. And definitely nothing relatable to masking tapes (be you google's it anyway).
Masking, to simplify, is to control the fill/opacity of a layer (what is layering? check it out here: https://helpx.adobe.com/photoshop/using/layer-basics.html ). If you want your words to have a cool background as a fill-in, that's what it is for! An example is what this student did in the 2nd class using Adobe Illustrator with a bit of background sound (warning: very explosive).
Class proceeded as usual and our students have obtained yet another rudimentary but nonetheless important tool from the Adobe software.
A bit of a side note: from now on we have an assistant lecturer (let's call him Thad for now) who will be scouting around the classroom like a hungry vulture, instead of picking scraps of what remains, he'll be nit-picking so there won't be anything remaining.
Hope everyone has their plans set for National Day!
The first day of our Intake was successfully commenced.
Students of different backgrounds and even countries were dropped off by their parents seeking for a different future for their children were seen stopping their cars and letting their kids out. These teenagers would be the first to be future examples for our students to come.
The first day of our Topic session "Be Your Own (Video) Producer" started off with our lecturer introducing Adobe Illustrator to the young an inexperienced hearts of the class. They began fiddle around with the setting but soon enough they started to gain traction in the simple functions. There were some that struggled with the progression and required a bit more guidance, but ultimately everyone was in time to tick all the boxes of task given by our lecturer.
As the marketer of Animage Academy, it was a proud scene to see our first batch of students finishing their first class and exiting the classroom, accompanied by a satisfied look on the face of the lecturer.
"They kept up at a speedy pace, these students were a good bunch to deal with." he said.
"Really?", I was surprised, given that one of our students was barely 12 years' old.
The lecturer later updated on each of their progress and I was astounded by the youngest of them all. Not only her managed to complete the task in a limited amount of class hours, he was the talkative of all. I supposed it's the excitement and curiosity that prompted him to engage with the class, leading to a deeper relationship with everyone.
At the end of the class, students had a little bit more conversations with their classmates as each of them was picked up by their parents. I gave myself a mental pat-in-the-back and awaited for their next class.
It was a good start for Animage Academy.