February 2016 Student of the Month

February 2016 Student of the Month
Posted on 02/11/2016
Brian Lopez

I am Bryan Lopez and I am proud to be a member of the Waco High Academy of Animation. I am proud of the work I do in the animation program because animation has been a part of my life ever since childhood. Animations on PBS taught me how to speak english and affected me in profound ways; they taught me morals and taught me to be a creative problem solver and I hope to do that some day. Animation as a creative field is one that can positively affect the coming generations and those who are alive today, much like Pixar, Walt Disney, and other minor studios. This program has also taught me how to be efficient in a work environment; it taught this through deadline based projects, and team based problem solving using limited resources (because we aren't as large as some of the other programs).  Through the Academy of Animation, a student will learn to use computers as a tool as well as how to be a creative producer and problem solver. The program prepares you for any kind of challenge, whether it be animating an advertisement or creating a town in which a movie scene must be computer generated. The expertise gained from this academy can prepare a student for a wide variety of industries including: movies, advertisement, art, architecture, character modelling, video game, and graphic design. This Academy will prepare you for either a creative career or a career in which a little creativity and expertise will go a long way.    
My goals for the future are to attend Rice University and earning a master’s in Interior Design and Architecture. Afterwards I plan to open a firm in Waco to help my city grow in ways it could not before. We have some of the most beautiful antique architecture, and I want to create buildings that match that beauty. Through the Animation Academy, I can become familiar with the same programs that our Architectural Academy utilizes while being more creative and working in a more active team setting.