Re: The Zen of being artistic


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Posted by Marvlicius on March 16, 2000 at 17:25:00:

In Reply to: The Zen of being artistic posted by Sheepie on March 16, 2000 at 11:16:39:

You're correct. Artists are easy to manipulate,
and a good exec knows how to keep them in their place. I know too many animators who are basket
cases. It's sometimes hard to deal in what is
essentially a solitary industry, in competition
with your fellow artists, and you are competing
for that promotion to lead artist, therefore you
are subject to backbiting, gossip, all the bad
side of human nature. You may pal around and have
lunch together, but underneath you all can't really like each other. You get together to talk
about each other. It's sad. Some get so discouraged at the "new" atmosphere, that they
quit animation altogether.
And the cause for all this, is applying current
business principles to the animation industry,
"that artists are replacable, like any other
component." Artists are looked on as the least of
people by executives who have never drawn in their lives, but they now make the decisions over
those who do.


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