Re: the gentle giant

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Posted by Jon on March 05, 2000 at 14:54:25:

In Reply to: Re: the gentle giant posted by Simu on March 05, 2000 at 12:30:39:

: Hello, Jon, .. I think I saw you from afar, towering above the hoi polloi ... (they grow 'em tall in Chicago, huh?)

: I couldn't stop over to say hello.

That puts me at a distinct disadvantage. Next time throw a rock at me and wave.

: I had to trot off to the expo seminar on "The Next Wave: Animation on the Internet."

: It was interesting to listen to the folks from Shockwave, AtomFilms, MondoMedia, Film Roman/Level 13 ...

: As you were (rightfully) implying in your post, ~ despite our love for animation as an artform, .. in the context of Hollywood, it is ultimately a business. The dollar dictates.

It ain't just in Hollywood. It's in Chicago, too. And the rest of the world. Profit is the lifeblood of any business.

: One member of the audience asked pointedly, "What about the animator? How will animated content on the internet benefit us?"

: The producers and directors answered assuringly: "The ultimate culmination will be the resurgence of the storyteller."

That is true. People will naturally hunger for quality. There will always be a market for a good story well told. Animation is a pretty costly way to tell stories, though, so we gotta figure out a way to make that work. So far the internet is running on smoke & mirrors.

I can't wait to find out how we can make it work for us.

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