I went to 2021 digital NPDA today. I got the reviews from CCS, CCA, Ringling and SVA ,for animation major, either by attending the zoom meeting or joining a chat. Each Counselors was super nice, engaging, and their explanations were specific enough for me to look back how far I’ve made. However, I found out their reviews were suspiciously complimentary. A faculty from CCA gave me reasonable feedbacks that I need to show more of my experience and story rather than focusing on the established skills. The rest, on the other hand, didn’t give me a single feedback on my portfolio, saying that it’s strong enough( I asked them questions).
My private art instructor and I know that my portfolio isn’t competitive. It’s mostly direct observational painting and studies, which was less than enough to tell my story and uniqueness. Simply put, mine is “boring” one that is limited in showing fundamentals and skills. So I just wanted to share some info with those who attended digital portfolio review for 2021 application, just to know if I got the compliment that I deserved. Maybe I’m just overthinking but I want to know what experience you had.