The films are more expensive and companies feel the audience is less guaranteed to pay for a type of story they aren't familiar with. This causes directors and writers to be a little more handcuffed and sensitive to circumstances; perhaps more fearful.
There is a lot of concern among studio artists of the potential of cutting overhead, downsizing, and sending work overseas. The realities of new media make it easier for smaller entities to get their work distributed. The business model of million dollar theatrical features with narrow opening weekend margins and three to five-year production schedules is not ironclad in the future. In the near future this prevents artists at least en masse from hitting the unemployment lines. It's important to have all of the studios enjoying success with their films.
High tides float all boats! I don't think I have the stamina to be a businessman! The creative side is too much fun. I have taught in the past and enjoy it very much, though. And I always like to have some kind of personal project going on. Anything that gives people a solid and realistic animation education without putting them in terrible debt is good. They have my support. It's funny that people see it as a battle. That's a bit dramatic for my taste. They are just two different things, and they both are better at certain types of things.
CG is slicker, more detailed, more modern, but much less personal. It takes a hell of a lot more work to make CG feel even as remotely as organic as hand-drawn animation. CG is a lot more conducive to having visual consistency in a mass-produced feature film, and you can have grander set pieces because of the technology. Directors can also stage it more like a live action film because it's easier to adjust elements that have already been created. In that way, CG makes more sense as a business model to a large corporation. You can control more things, and businesses thrive on their ability to control their elements.
This is probably a blessing and a curse to CG filmmakers. That's all I can say!
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Milt Kahl from the past, because his animation stood out to me as a kid before I even knew whom he was. It's just so damn nice to watch. I wish I could draw like that. You have to love animating a lot in order to keep doing it! It's a hard, rewarding life. But stay inspired, enjoy observing life, and consume quality media to remind yourself why you love animation.
Thank you very much Andrew Chesworth for this interview, we would like to start with you by telling us about yourself. Where are you from, and how do you summaries the growing up part?
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Growing up, did you draw a lot? What style did you like the most? Did you have a favorite movie? Did you go to Art School when you decided to learn animation? Which one was it? How and when did you realize that you wanted to become an Animator? Did you have a natural talent or was it a skill you had to push yourself to learn in order to acquire? What was your first work you ever worked on? How did you get it at first? How did you end up working and animating for Walt Disney Animation Studios? What steps did you take?
What is a typical day looks like for you at Walt Disney Studios? When do you wake up and what do you on average everyday at the studio? What part of your job do you like best and why? What makes it so awesome? Sometimes you get so used to being surrounded by amazing artists that you forget that the rest of human civilization doesn't exist in the 'animation bubble' that we live in at Disney Being a part of the Disney Animation legacy that began with Walt and the "Nine Old Men" is a rare privilege, and I am thankful for it every day.
How animators collaborate with each other at the studio? Do you guys also bond after work? What are some of your favorite projects you're proud to have been a part of?
What's your animation workflow looks like while animating? Does Disney provide constant training to animators? How do they keep the level higher? Do you find yourself watching a film you've been apart of at home, cinema, or at friends place?
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Do you look for imperfections in your work or just enjoy the film as you watch it? All I see are the imperfections in my scenes. Tell us a little about the tools that you are using, what's your preferences? What is your favorite 2D or 3D animated film s of all and why? What are your thoughts about Japanese Animation?
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Which film s was that on? And how did you tackle that problem s?
Tell us about directing animation, when did you start directing and what project have you been involved with? How directing makes you feel compared to animating a feature film? Changing seats changes the person?
It will mature you, if anything. And expand your empathy. Have you ever thought about directing a Disney movie? Did you ever get a chance to do so? I like animating, and the current lineup of filmmakers at Disney is terrific. Who influenced you the most in the animation industry? Who is or was your ultimate Mentor during the early stages? What are your thoughts about animation nowadays? Do they become harder to produce or animate due to higher competition between the companies? Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Walt Disney.