Read it once.
Now watch this: www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAcjcE…
Read it again. It should make sense now.
Last week I officially graduated from LASALLE College of the Arts with a BA (Hons) in Animation Art.
While the Grad Show was held back in June, the Convocation was only held in September; my sister
flew all the way out from Australia just to see me! As well as receiving my graduate certificate, and my Bachelor of Honours, I was also incredibly fortunate to receive the McNally Award for 2013.
This award is only rewarded to the "top" student out of all faculties combined in the entire college--I didn't even know we had such a thing! I was stunned to have won, and was required to deliver a speech, briefly summing up my experience for the past three years at LASALLE.You can watch the full speech with animation here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=caqEhH…
But I also wanted to do something a little differently. In a college first, I drew and coloured a full 15 pages, compiled them into an animatic with music, and showcased the "film" after my speech as the icing on top of the cake, as it were. And I have never coloured anything so fast in my life. The music was a gift from the VAs back in semester two of my third and final year, and it kept me going when college stress started to get the better of me. I am so glad to finally have the opportunity to share it with you all.
Thank you everyone for your overwhelming support for the past few years, for the gifts and the constructive comments, for making the struggle feel that much more worthwhile. Consider this a 'Thank You' from me to you, from the bottom of my heart. Keep on trucking, keep on drawing, ... and to the rest of you in the same boat, struggling with college or school life: Keep on fighting the good fight! Because they'll make a grad out of you, too!--SakHonour Amongst Thieves
© Myself, Shamine Athena King
Louis Despatis voiced by Brendan Julian
James Hunter voiced by Richard Johnston
Santiago de la Cruz voiced by SungWon Cho
Original music: 'I'll Make A Man Out Of You' © Walt Disney Studio's Mulan
Lyrics re-written for HAT by Brendan Julian
Lyrics and music edited by Richard Johnston