I visited Gobelins school few days back to check things out before the summer school program begins. Got to check out rooms where the third year groups worked. they worked in group of five people, total of five groups. I had a chance to check out two of their films.. and they were really really well done. really. the quality was professional, the background painting, effects, animation, solid short story etc. perfect.
Fully finished high quality film in 6 monthes with five people. What does that say about them? by the third year, they already have full understanding of how to draw, paint, use the softwares (2D and 3D), and compose it fully. Plus, excellent time management and group coordination. everyone pulling their own weight..
The program starts in 3 days.