Posted by Jon on March 30, 2000 at 08:35:27:
In Reply to: State of the animation nation? posted by Marvlicius on March 29, 2000 at 19:36:13:
: You guys shouldn't be too discouraged. Things change, and the economics of animation have changed. Don't be too discouraged, just look a little harder. There's animation everywhere. Features aren't the only place, TV animation still
: exists, in limited forms. Yes, the internet is really seeing an explosion of animation. Companies are soliciting content for their on-line station-sites. I freelance, doing all kinds of things. California, if that's where most of you guys are, is in unfortunately an over-saturated area in terms of feature and TV
: animators. If you have access to the equipment,
: do your own thing. Stranger things have happened.
"Doing your own thing" is how we used to refer to film festival animation. Sure, you can do it, Marv, but can you make a living doing it?
"LA is a great big freeway; put a hundred down and buy a car - in a week or two they'll make you a star!"
Is that what you're talking about, Marv? Animators need more than pipe dreams about a glorious future with a medium that doesn't pay a salary.
"But days turn into weeks, how quick they pass! And all the stars (that never were) are parking cars and pumping gas."
Meanwhile some of us have kids to feed.
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