Posts Tagged ‘finals’

Animation is here!!!

Tuesday, May 8th, 2012

Animation from students
As promised, I have some final animation from the students! I am going to post a few here on the blog and if you like them, let me know, I’ll put up more if they let me! I love these guys and think they are going to go a long way! Keep on working hard and always learning Jimmy, Taylor and Robert!

Animation COMING!!!

Thursday, May 3rd, 2012

Final Student Animation Projects

Hey Everyone!

Just thought I would let you know that since this semester is coming to an end I have been talking to a few of the animators here. I asked them if I could feature their final projects on the Cogswell’s YouTube Channel and they said “no way”….. jk, they totally said yes! So I will have three amazing animation vids for you soon! Check back later this week!

Thanks Taylor, Jimmy and Robert!


Dare of the Week: 012

Tuesday, April 24th, 2012

Draw a Monster
Hey Students!

This week we have a special dare that caters to your world right now: Finals Week. I know that finals week can be a terrible and horrifying monster that is only nearly rivaled by the Mid-Terms Monster and that can really stunt creativity. So what kind of solution can we come up with to battle that creative block? Well, how about a dare that helps you visualize what YOUR Finals Week Monster looks like. Make it scary, ugly, mean, sad, cute, fluffy, slimy, alien, dark, gruesome… it doesn’t matter! It’s your monster! Maybe making it cute will help you feel better about your finals!

Dare of the Week: 012
What did your “Finals Monster” look like???

Source File Here:

I have uploaded the guidelines file (above) that the people over at Eat Sheep used to make their monster. I thought maybe having a similar “rig” would be fun to see how people fit the parameters with their monster. The only thing I ask is…FINISH YOUR FINALS FIRST, please. Good luck on all your tests, projects and papers! Can’t wait to see your monsters! (P.S. – I included some examples and even a video tutorial)

Monsters from Eat Sheep

And remember, once you are finished, post those monsters here:


Cogswell Students in Finals Week & Campus Holiday Hours

Friday, December 11th, 2009
Cogswell student Nathan Hillier takes a much needed nap on the Game Club couch.

Cogswell student Nathan Hillier takes a much needed nap on the Game Club couch.

Finals week is always apparent at Cogswell – you find students sleeping on couches, walking around looking like zombies or comparing with others which day and time they will be completely done with their finals. By the end of today, most students should be finished with their final and start their 4 week long holiday break!

When asked what they thought about finals, the students answered the following: (more…)

Finals week! Oh noes!

Wednesday, August 5th, 2009


It’s finals week at Cogswell!! Finals week is always a time of stress as students stay up all night cramming for the next day’s exam or finishing up the last project. It’s also an exciting time as well though – finals mean the end of the semester and two weeks of vacation! While they were “deep in the trenches,” we asked students how much sleep they got, what was their hardest final and what they plan to do when it’s over!

“I tried to go to bed at 10 pm last night, but that didn’t work. I still managed to get 7 hours of sleep though! My hardest final this semester is storyboarding. Why? It’s a Jeff Jackson class! After finals I’m going to empty out the Game Club room, paint it and buy some new things from Ikea to furnish it.”

~ Brody Brooks, Junior, Digital Art & Animation – Modeling, Game Club President

“I slept for about 5 hours last night. Trig is my hardest final because math is tough! After finals I’m going to PARTY for 2 weeks!!”

~ Charles Hill, Freshman, Digital Art & Animation – Game Development & Modeling