Nanjing Nights, Nanjing Daze...

While doing some early spring cleaning of my plethora of hard drives I came across this heartwarming video my students made for me waaaaay back in 2007.  I was incredibly privileged to teach "Introduction to Animation" which was basically a blend of college level photoshop, illustrator and after effects 101 courses in Nanjing China.

What blew me away at the time (and even more now) is that my students shot this with their cell phones (in 2007 no less) that's a full year an a half before I tried to do that!  Trust me when I say that they had very few resources to draw upon but they didn't let that stop them, they used what they had available and made the most out of it. Very inspiring.

The video was a complete surprise and I'm not gonna lie, it makes me a little misty-eyed.