YEARS ago I joined this board looking for information about breaking into animation and schools and just as a place to meet some industry folks. (I see that I last came to the forum here on 4/22/2006)
I got some great advice from people here and it really helped me focus in on what I wanted to do.
At the age of 24, I ended up going to Ringling College of art and Design, worked my ass off, and completed my 4 year degree in the Department of Computer Animation.
In May of this year I finished my thesis. Had some interviews and was fortunate to have gotten a few job offers ironically for different disciplines.
I'm happy to report that I'm now a surfacing artist at DreamWorks Animation in Glendale, CA and I love my job!
So thank you to everyone that helped me out along the way, thanks to Dan for running the site, and Larry, Ed, and many others.
"All we have to decide is what to do with the time that has been given to us." ---Gandalf