Those of us in animation always gripe that the rest of Hollywood doesn’t care or know the first thing about animated films. There are tons of anecdotal stories to support this position, but finally, we’ve got some definitive proof. And if you think Hollywood doesn’t understand animation, it’s even worse than you could imagine.
This has been such a terrible quarter and it’s going to such a sprint to get to the end of it.
I feel like I have been a terrible animator and and even worse friend.
It’s also been really confusing because I am not sure what I want to do anymore with my life. When I came back to school, I was so set on working in feature and aspired to be supervising animator. But this quarter I have been working as supervising animator on a film and I feel like I am doing a terrible job and just don’t have the personality to succeed at it. It’s been stressful and I feel like the animation not being up to par is entirely my fault. I don’t feel like I am a good animator or storyteller anymore and I don’t know what to do because I have no backup.
What do you think separates a good animation demo reel from a great one? I mean, how do you break away from being average and become great at your craft?
In my mind, good animation is when I can see that the artist has a solid command of the animation principles, body mechanics, and acting choices. Great animation is when the character comes alive completely and I don’t even notice any of this. The character lives onscreen and the hand of the animator is hidden.
I’ve had the privilege of meeting and talking to many artists that I admire , and you realize what makes them great, Commitment!
Quite the title. An interesting read. (Note: I still have to see this :p)
Why does it matter that Saving Mr. Banks sabotages its supposed heroine? Because in a Hollywood where men still pen 85 percent of all films, there’s something sour in a movie that roots against a woman who asserted her artistic control by asking to be a co-screenwriter. (Another battle she lost — Mary Poppins' opening credits list Travers as merely a “consultant.”) Just as slimy is the sense that this film, made by a studio conglomerate in a Hollywood dominated by studio conglomerates, is tricking us into cheering for the corporation over the creator.
Worth checking out the whole article for more background on Travers and the original discussion. Some of the comments (some of them) hold merit as well.
Question! If I wanted to get a tattoo using artists work, do I need to ask their permission first (it’s a tribute tattoo to female animators I admire by getting flowers they have done in a bouquet together)?
I’m going to see the new hobbit movie tonight, despite never having seen a lord of the rings movie before. I’m being brought along because my friends think it will be funny to see how utterly confused I am being I can name like 4 characters and 10% of the plot.