Posted by phil on February 17, 2000 at 20:23:42:
In Reply to: Re: Why???? posted by Sheepie on February 17, 2000 at 11:02:03:
Sheepie. I don't think Andreas was wagging his finger and rolling his eyes at traditional animation. I think he was merely stating a fact that computer animation is exploding. I also think he was paying traditional people like yourself with a complement. Try next time to not be so cynical sounding. I know "THE MAN" has got you down, but chill. Things will come back around. Also, being flippant with a fellow animator, especially one giving us important insights into a burgeoning industry isn't very productive.
: : 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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