We don't need no stinkin politics. AMEN!

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Posted by Dave Gerry on April 25, 2000 at 13:47:10:

In Reply to: Re: Politics, we don't need no stinkin politics. posted by SNAKEBITE on April 24, 2000 at 14:28:41:

"if you want it done right ,you best do it yourself"

The mantra of independence. Being animators we tend to be somewhat auter-istic (Tim Burton ring a bell, anyone?), so total independence is of course a practical impossibility. Network - and develop your bullsh*t detector...
The people who create the best work in this day (or any day) are pro-active, the-buck-stops-here types. It starts with the individual resolve.
I am relatively inexperienced in this business, yet everywhere I see lousy product "directed" by marketing executives and producers more than actual directors. That IS the problem. If you DEPEND on the union for your employments, you're probably too specialized. Be versatile and EDUCATE THYSELF.
The bottom line is that throughout history, 9 times out of 10 the true innovators are the ones that maintain their vision despite all the hoopla surrounding them. And that is what my friend Sir Snakebite is talking about - to REMAIN CREATIVE - no matter whatever else BS is going on. Even in times of war, artists are still extremely valuable, albeit necessary, for the survival of a culture. Broaden your scope, then focus on the solutions to your problems. Lead with intent and everything will follow. This is NOT my speculative pop philosophy, it is a fact of nature.
As for Mr. Brewster, the cracks in the foundation of your comfortable ivory tower are becoming clear as day.
I strongly recommend you move out.

To those whose minds are open and souls are righteous, repeat the mantra twice a day

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