“Why” and “How”

My “Why” isn’t as simple as just saying “Oh I want to be an animator because of all the cool Disney movies.” I want to be an animator because it’s difficult imagining doing something different. I may not be the most advanced artist in my department, but that’s why I’m here, to improve. Just having a passion for drawing and improving isn’t the only reason for wanting to become an animator. I believe creating something different, something that gives people something to look forward to, is an amazing contribution to everyday life. My purpose isn’t to just draw, it’s to create something that gives people a good laugh or a life lesson that could fix a problem they are having through the power and fascination of animation. How I’m going to achieve this is by continuing to learn and improve and accepting critiques. The only way to achieve something as huge as creating something is to allow the mind to grow and learn, it can’t be achieved by just wanting it.


About schinnery1996

My name is Shanelle Chinnery and I study Digital Media and Animation at Alfred State College. It’s my third year and the last time this bio was updated was on my very first day of college. I had ended off my previous bio with my desire to grow throughout my years here in Alfred State and with my senior year on the horizon, I’m glad to say I’ve definitely grown since that day. With the variety of classes and mediums I’ve experienced during these three years, I’ve learned what grasps my attention and what strays it away. I came into college with an unclear direction of what I wanted to do in my field and to be quite honest, I’m still not sure what direction I’m going in, but I have a better idea. I enjoy the storytelling aspect of animation, but then again I also enjoy animating in 3D and would love to explore the possibility of voice acting. While I’m uncertain about the exact route of my future, I still take great pride in the how much I’ve changed, art wise. I’ve gained knowledge and experience in endless number of programs I never thought I’d be able to work around, I’ve grown accustomed to digital art rather than traditional pencil to paper art, and most importantly, I’m just a better artist in general. I could say that is my favorite achievement and I can’t wait to see what my future holds in this field.
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