Posted by Jon on April 04, 2000 at 08:36:02:
In Reply to: Re: Thanks to everyone who attended! posted by SNAKEBITE on April 04, 2000 at 03:31:56:
: I wanna know if I get to wear that cute lil' dress again, you know the one with the matching shoes...
I just love the part where you bring me my slippers, Snakey.
It all really is confusing and I apologize (to Charles and to everybody else forced to endure) for not being a little more lucid. It seems, lately, like the industry is caught up in a vortex of chaos, and the faster it spins, so does my head.
I never really got to explain what it is StarToons has been doing during our 12 year history. I've always been really proud of the fact that we have actually been DOING THE ANIMATION there in Chicago, not just prepping shows for an overseas studio to do. We have established a remarkably good track record producing shows for the Big Boys, with an eye toward launching our own properties that we could also produce. It's my feeling that if the creators of a show could also animate it, you could really streamline the production process and thereby reduce the production budgets.
I always thought that our survival might be an inspiration to other animators, to encourage them to do what we've done. But in this current chaotic atmosphere (one person is telling us to learn Flash animation ... NOT! the next guy is saying, why put up with a paycheck when you could be doing your own thing and not getting any money ... YEAH RIGHT), I'm not sure I would be able to do the same thing again. StarToons was born in an exciting time, but that new "Golden Age" is petering out.
We love our work. That's why I loved what Lee Crow was saying. Isn't there a way for us to continue ... and still get paid?
IN THE PAN.
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