Very valuable experience I received during training in the studio. In addition to the knowledge and skills of the professional, within the walls of the studio, I found people enthusiastic and unordinary, with whom we are now firmly friends. Graduates of the SHAR are a great community of very different people, but all these unlike authors are the verge of the whole, what is called in the world – young Russian animation.
Author’s animation in our country has a long and strong tradition, and despite all the changes in the winds it manages to preserve itself, grow and develop. This is largely due to the SHAR. School and studio is a very successful and fruitful alloy. Thanks to him, the spirit of creative search, the experiment adjoins the experience and traditions of the older generations.
The balloon changes, develops, moves from place to place, the ranks of its graduates are enriched, some of which have already become teachers themselves.
The films of students speak best of all about the school. You’ve probably seen these films – more often than not, in terms of content, visual findings, energy charge, they go far beyond simple mastering of professional skills. It is not surprising that in the animation community the new release of the SHAR is always a notable event.
I am grateful to “Shar” not only for the opportunity to communicate with the “Masters” of animation and learn from them, discuss with them the ideas of films and invent all sorts of things, but also for the happiness of meeting with a large number of interesting people who inspire so far with their talents and uniqueness . Time spent in “Shar” with “Sharovtsami” is one of the happiest for me.
Since the second year of VGIK, I dreamed of going to study in the shar. You will ask why? I answer: people and the atmosphere. I studied at vocational schools for 13 long years. And of all of them I still dream at night only Suzdal Art Restoration School and SHAR. Just because I felt happy there and there. I felt comfortable where they treat me in a friendly way, communicate on an equal footing, understand and listen. Where there is discipline, which you respect at your own desire, where you can ask to give more and you will be happy to give it. Where there are people for whom your business is also important, where discoveries await you and you are interesting. I think that people decorate this place and make it so cozy and I am very glad that I know all these people. In general, I’m afraid to wait for something special in life, because most often it breaks off. But when I came to the ball, I did not break off. For me, this place has remained a mystery where wizards live, where my family lives. And I regret only one thing, that my time of training is over. Take me back, I want to learn!
It was very cool to study in the SHAR. Probably, due to its history and the general mood for the transfer of knowledge and traditions, from the student to the master, a sort of “place of power” was formed there. Each teacher is like a shaman, the guardian of his customs. Everyone – himself as a character. I can not list all of them, but I immediately remembered the absolutely inexhaustible Violet Pavlovna, the guardian of the already almost escaped art of real, classical, all-animation animation. The imperturbable Vanya Maximova. Sergei Lobankov, who shook out of us early in the morning mimes and pretended not to have come, but just got out from under the battery. In just two years you get all sorts of different experiences, you learn to keep an answer to the art council and, as a result, it’s almost impossible to name a diploma film that would not have been on a heap of festivals (yes, the ball also does it!) And would not have been made on a certain A fairly high level. SHAR – this is already a brand, a brand of quality. Thank you for all who work there, because he became so, because everything from teachers to the administration puts a lot of energy and soul into this.