Posted by Brian Mitchell on June 27, 1999 at 07:23:58:
In Reply to: Tyranosaurus Wrecks posted by Charles on June 26, 1999 at 20:44:16:
: You've got to be out here and work under them Jon, to appreciate the sentiments that so many of us feel and express on this site.
The fact of the matter here is that the idea of a executive in charge is not a bad thing. What is terrible is that a good majority of these people never experience the phases of animation production. They side step this by becoming Jr. executives, secretaries, receptionists, personal assistants, etc. Some of these people review portfolios with absolutely no knowledge of what to look for! Many of them don't understand the inner workings of animation production, nor do they care to. Jon McClenahans' big difference in his operation is that he owns his studio and the executives there work for/with him. There is little or no waste because an animator is running the show. If we had more animators running studios
the waste factor would be reduced greatly. We still need executives to run things like,
accounting, studio management, sales, etc., but these jobs would run more efficiently if a person experienced in animation was in charge. And, as a requirement for anyone working in management, they should experience every phase of the animation process over a six month period.
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