Posted by Sheepie on February 17, 2000 at 11:02:03:
In Reply to: Why???? posted by andreas on February 17, 2000 at 07:40:19:
: I have a few "whys" which maybe somebody in this forum can answer me.
: But first let me say this.
: Please dont flame me for my english and second for being an Computeranimator.
: Why is it that traditionally trained animators are almost angry when I ask them to switch to an computer.
Imagine I asked you to use your feet to use the keyboard. You can do it but it may not be interesting to you.
: I am traditionally trained and see a computer as an other tool to comunicate feelings emotions, stories and characters.
: Am I wrong? I need feeling and talent for form and timing here and there.
No, does everyone have to animate your way ?
: So why can it be that I have on the one hand animators worried about the future of the feature animation business when an whole new industrie
: is evolving desperatly needing theire talents doing feature animation?
People fear anything new. It's kind of natural.
: I and my company need this talents and I really didnīt care if they have a traditional background at the beginnig, but found out that
: these animators have by far the best feeling. There movements have a beauty I wont to see on the screen.
: And then has anybody considered ever comming to europe. I am only seated in Berlin and around us are all in all 6 Companys doing computer characteranimation with well
: over 400 Animators, and the need for animators with animation experience is growing steep. Are there animators in europe? no. We have almost no schools do train them
: but an exploding entertainment industry covering us with work.
: May be somebody can answer these Questions and sorry again for my english.
: Andreas Hoess
: Characteranimation Supervisor ID-TV
As with any artform you must love what you do. I'm glad you found something you enjoy.
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