[Bf-education] Fwd: Blender certification 2005? Perhaps?
rcampos at fusemail.com
Fri Nov 19 23:52:29 CET 2004
This is good news.
I am "cleaning" all other project so I can just set my mind on this one.
I hope to just have some time to sit down and start just putting down
some ideas to paper. I hope that January will be that time.
I keep thinking of Ton's proposal of creating something here in
Portugal, I already thought of an event held at a very known Design
Well, welcome to the new comer.
On Fri, 2004-11-19 at 21:44, Ton Roosendaal wrote:
> Got this mail in; invited him in for this list. ;)
> Begin forwarded message:
> > From: claudinio <claudinio_lr at smartchat.net.au>
> > Date: 19 November, 2004 4:04:11 GMT+01:00
> > To: foundation at blender.org
> > Subject: Blender certification 2005? Perhaps?
> > Hello Ton,
> > You what would be nice for 2005? Some sort of Blender Certification to
> > show employers. Employers are very simple minded people, who seem to
> > be greatly impressed by pieces of paper. And I know a piece of paper
> > with the words "Blender Certified" and all the way from Het Nederlands
> > will impress them no end. After all everybody knows the Hollanders are
> > a nation of innovators.
> > For the Foundation this could mean another revenue stream, as well as
> > a way to standardize Blender know-how around the world. I know theres
> > a lot of subjects to Blender, but one idea could be to break it up
> > into modules. Say 12 modules, one module a month, and in 12 months one
> > is completely Blender Certified! And say to sit for every module
> > online costs 20 Euros, in 12 months thats 240 Euros. As a conservative
> > figure in one year, if a minimum of 100 Blenderheads around the world
> > completed it, 240*100= 24,000 Euros. You know Ton, I'm no genius, but
> > thats a lot of pasta! :-)
> > For example, here in Sydney a 2 year 3D Max course at the Computer
> > Graphics College, a prestigious private college located in downtown
> > Sydney right next to the Kings Cross red light district,
> > http://www.cgc.com.au/courses/courses_cga_fees.html cost about A$18600
> > or about 10788 Euros. And at the end of that 2 year period you get a
> > piece of paper and theres no guarantee you're going to get a job. And
> > the schedule is one lesson a week and the rest of the time you're in
> > the lab teaching yourself. As an end result, the quality of 3D artwork
> > at CGC is sometimes mediocre when compared to the Illustrious Blender
> > community. CGC, its a rip off!
> > Thats why I think if there was some kind of Blender Certification
> > program it would greatly enhance Blender as a professional working
> > tool in the eyes of fickle simple minded Employers.
> > By the way Ton, I have to say all your new projects and innovations of
> > late on your Blender site are Fantastic! They are all of the highest
> > calibre. Its a joy to see.
> > Dank u wel,
> > Claudio Rogers
> > Sydney Australia.
> Ton Roosendaal Blender Foundation ton at blender.org
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