Posted by Peter on April 06, 2000 at 00:51:41:
In Reply to: NY Times looks at entertainment websites posted by warnwood on April 05, 2000 at 15:46:28:
While I'm not sure if I'm headed in the direction of internet animated projects (as a solo effort at any rate), I've already started my own website that now has an original and new cartoon, story or graphic uploaded every single day. (Please bookmark it-- http://members.aol.com/petergullerud). My hope is that this site will generate enough interest so that eventually the right person or people may find me and the free labor of "entertaining" the public may reward me with actual work($)!
Let me add this:
I've been treated rather poorly by quite a few animation honchos from almost every major and medium sized studio for the past two years (rudely to be more precise; i.e., asked to draw over 13 PAGES of painstaking storyboards -on spec-, and then declined the job; led to believe (enthusiastically) for about two months I had a local inhouse storyboard job when I had to eventually call *them* only to discover the job was given to someone else; and most recently an unreturned phone call from former directors I once worked closely with [it's been 2 weeks since the call], etc.). So I'm pretty 'disillusioned' with animation business/director people to put it in a 'good-tempered' way. Like Lee Crowe's letter in the March 'Pegboard', it's depressing/downright demoralizing out there in an industry of unprincipled leaders that owe many of us a little bit more than what they've been dishing us as of late.
I think a lot of us need to remember and realize there is talent within us that these people can never tap into -no matter how much they steal some of our ideas and God-given inspirations. If we "hang in there", I hope things will work for us again.
I wish every artist out there hurting, a turning of the tide.
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