Before Covid, I started working on a short animated cartoon about medical school.
I created a somewhat challenging scene that gave me the chance to push my animation software (ToonBoom Harmony) and my workstation to its limits.
It was a quick pan across how I recall our first-year classes of medical school. When Covid hit, the workload of trying to keep our office functioning pushed my fun hobbies to the side. The project is unfinished. Recently, I went back to look at it in its rough form.
It is now so sad.
This scene will not happen this year.
It may not happen for a couple of years. Most learning will be virtual. There will be some small meetings with distancing, but this will be a minor part. How will these new students cope? How will they even get to know each other? I’ve heard the comment: “These kids are different than us! They’re used to this.”
I don’t know.
It feels like such a loss.