I guess I'll give a little update on what's been going on with me since I haven't been super active here lately.
Mainly, I have switched schools. KCAI is a great school and such, but the BFA liberal arts requirements proved too much for me (English and essays are my literal arch enemies), so I decided to leave after finishing what I could of last semester. It would have gotten a lot worse, not just for me, if I stayed xI. But, no worries, I've found another awesome school, one that worked for me much better. It's the DAVE school!
(Digital Animation and Visual Effects)
It's a very awesome place with awesome people. The program is for only one year, so they lay down the lessons every week or two. They're one of the most top rated animation schools in the country; they have graduates who are working on amazing film/tv projects like Pacific Rim. I've already started my year here back on July 1st, and I've learned SO much about Maya in just 3 weeks than I ever would have somewhere else. Like our teacher actually wrote some of the books about maya, so he's constantly blowing our minds when he shows us how to do one task in 5 differents ways, 3 times faster than we could trying to figure out just one method
Though, I've found that hard surface/object modeling isn't really my thing; this tank modeling project we're currently doing is killing me. Can't wait for the animal projects xD
But yeah, hopefully I'll pull through the program and graduate, and finally get a job where I've wanted to be all these years :'D
Oh and also, DAVE school's building is a soundstage in the backlot of Universal Studios Orlando ;D I can literally just walk into the park through a back entrance and go ride something during break.