Posted by Charles on September 15, 1999 at 01:15:51:
In Reply to: The long & winding road ... posted by Jon on September 14, 1999 at 08:25:15:
What you've been doing is admirable. Much, much more than most people I know. Even the ones who've gone to film school. Sounds to me like you've achieved a lot of success in this field since starting out as a truck driver on the South Side. And you don't operate in LA. Look at all you've accomplished. There are guys working out here that have been struggling for years to do what you've done in animation and haven't been able to achieve it.
Don't stop now, man. Keep creating and producing any way you can.
You've often mentioned the viability of limited animation. I often use the technique myself. I've heard of a fellow who produced a simple pilot episode for an idea of his singlehandedly. His name escapes me, but it was picked up by Comedy Central, I believe, and now he is in production on a series with a small group of people on staff to help him out. Who's to say that same can't happen to you?
Look for ways to innovate. Animate something simple by yourself. Have friends and family do your voices. Have some fun if you're in down time, if that's the case. Worst thing you can do is doing nothing at all. Be as productive and as creative as you can be. Start a contest. Start a film festival. Start a school. Get involved with local communities to train promising kids who want to learn.
Create, mentor, push the envelope. Use your art to celebrate life.
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