Posted by Charles on July 14, 1999 at 02:18:47:
In Reply to: Re: The state of Animation posted by Animator on July 14, 1999 at 00:10:35:
I tend to agree that it's better than most people realize, even with the struggles that many are involved in. The long term prospects of animation are excellent. The industry grew so much over an extended period that the slowdown caught folks by surprise. A false recession due to poor executive management although some like the writers at the L.A. Times would have the world believe otherwise.
It's always a good idea to submit your portfolio if you feel it's ready and you want to test the waters. As the other contributors to this topic suggest, one really should be sure that this is what they want to do. There isn't much room in this industry anymore for people who aren't serious about animation breaking into this business on a whim. You are competing against some of the greatest artistic talent in the world. Very few if any at all just walk into animation. Those that do must continually work to perfect their craft if they want to stay viable.
The Animation Nation movement is not a negative discussion. This is a solution oriented dialogue. Although a lot of steam is blown out on this site, our purpose is the repositioning and strengthening of animation talent in preparation for the industry of the future.
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