So, my first batch of Jedi Masters Program apprentices graduated last week. Twelve of the thirteen made it through the six-month training in asset creation (modeling and texturing). After weeks of analysis and evaluation and schedule gazing and production predicting, we decided to offer jobs to six of them.
I just finished six hours of one-on-one meetings with the apprentices to let them know if they have a job to come to on Monday, or if they need to start looking for a job at another studio tonight.
It's been a long end to a long week, and I'm not done yet. I still have three hours of directed study with two visual effects students at a local school starting at 7:00PM.
This weekend is much needed.
Next week: Post Mortem!