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Everything posted by Loric

  1. You can submit whatever you want, as long as you acknowledge there's some who will reject you outright just on "Did not follow instructions." Those people LOVE rejecting people for that one, so they seek it out. But otherwise, you face a 50/50 chance no one will ever even read it anyways.
  2. I think if anything that's a primary reason I probably wont. The other stuff I can "get" so to speak, practice, toil.. etc.. but the recs? Screw that.
  3. No, it was for exactly the reason I thought. In other news, they're holding on to my transcripts in case I do reapply at some point down the road, but all the other paperwork has to be resubmitted. Rec, SOP, etc..
  4. And so "reasons" it is. It says they invite me to apply again once I have some new projects for my portfolio.
  5. Plus it's extra troubling to know they want people and want interest and such.. But I might get rejected, cuz, "reasons."
  6. I wish I had more options to apply to. This new program is considered the first foray into recruiting young artists. The field is graying and dying off and they're just realizing the whole veil of secrecy and boys club mentality is killing the industry.
  7. "None... Or do we charge him for wasting our time..? Decisions.. Decisions..."
  8. It's it like 4am over there or something..?
  9. Oh lord, and to make sure I wasn't imaging what was said to who and when I pulled up the email exchange after the phone calls and the "additional materials" I submitted. Omg.. omg. omg.. I'm soo not getting in. *headdesk* You know that feeling when you've forgotten a piece of work and you go back and look at it again and you're like "Gee.. that's crap." Yeah, that feeling.
  10. Not film, but similar sort of mindset. The idea of the project's goals being important, not the ego, and the emphasis on the team were actually major points in my SOP. Too bad my first contact after the submission suggested it hadn't been read. I think I was very nearly cut during that "quick flip through" of the portfolio - my inquiry and subsequent protest probably at least got me into the second round. Come to think of it, I'm not really sure why the admission rep said what he did to me.. he could have said nothing. I could have simply been given a glance by a few powers that be and
  11. A quick reply to denote the information was received is always a good first move. Then say you don't have any Q's at the moment, but you probably will later and you'll follow up then.
  12. As someone who applied to an area in the arts that specifically said they'd consider pretty much any form of art/design.. and then being told that the adcom had questions because I didn't show a particular artisan skill.. I can't imagine trying something different would be any worse.
  13. Like $35.. http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/marimo-moss-ball-light-bulb-aquarium?utm_medium=cpc&utm_source=google&gclid=CNWJ0o2UtrwCFYNi7Aodr04A7g
  14. I put in for my vacation days next week at work. I'm pretty much "over it" completely.
  15. I think she makes trendy uniquely shaped Marimo habitats.
  16. Well, I've said for months that Berkeley is vastly overrated.. and most applicants cant even tell you why they apply there other than "it's the thing to do." But at the same time, they're inundated with international applicants, never mind the domestic ones, who likely didn't really consider te program, what they want to do, etc.. beyond "Go to Berkeley." Trying to combat that there's going to be some collateral damage. Many people who would have been perfectly good or even exceptional students will get cut.. and some who will turn out to be terrible mindless morons will get accepted.
  17. So... You're saying I was right...?
  18. Seriously, you should own a Marimo..
  19. Well, some encouragement today.. Someone on twitter asked a "friend" of mine in the field why they don't have any sort of stuff to encourage young people to be interested in the industry/art.. yadda yadda.. I retort that the industry is insular and closed to outsiders, but some like myself are persistent. Like raptors throwing themselves at different parts of the fence looking for a weak spot. And this industry pro, who knows I'm fighting my way in by force, PM's me "Life finds a way.." I'm counting that as encouragement from someone I admire in the field.
  20. I've gotten into graduate school, it's not all it's cracked up to be.. and there were definitely little hints of the BS during my interview that I glossed over in my excitement. Nowadays, if presented the same scenario.. the answer would be "no thanks."
  21. At this point I'm pretty sure my committee members all have an email in their inbox re: my app and to finish the evaluation. They'll get to it.. Eventually. I imagine whenever they get a reminder they go "meh, later..."
  22. In my old program, two people were accepted into my emphasis. I interviewed because I asked to visit. The other student was all on portfolio.
  23. God, you have a lot of time. I wouldn't give any of those things more than 90 days worth of attention, so you can theoretically do it all. I did the old test too - 2009 - and i suspect i'd be "teh suck" on the new test because I'm not used to academia and most certainly not for that type of test. Take a practice test and see if it's reasonable to get a "better" score.
  24. What are you applying for...? And honestly i'd priceline the whole thing at some absurdly low point for like 4 star and then crash on my own. Hit up betterbidding.com and biddingfortravel.com to see how to get the good hotels dirt cheap.
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