Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Studio vs. Self


This is a tv show idea called Dog Tags about a WWII canine unit. This image was by Cory Wilson.

What do I find interesting about an animation studio that I can't do on my own as an animator? There is a certain thing that you can only get in a studio environment that can't be replicated by yourself. And there is something even more special that happens if you happen to have your own studio. I feel that the special thing is the piece of yourself that you are willing to freely give away. What I mean is that when someone works on their own project by themselves they have fully invested all of their artistic craft into the film. This is wonderful but the vision has not been affected by outside forces. It is pure and intact but completely limited by the creator's imagination. No part of this vision is given out for interpretation. In a studio environment the vision is an amorphous thing. It starts of as a seed but through the inputs of all the people working on it, it grows into something that was totally unrealized by it's original creator. This is the magic to me. Every person gives a piece of themselves. Now if you do one of these projects and you own the studio the project will evolve but you also feel the people evolve also. The studio itself becomes that thing you strive for in your pursuit of artistic satisfaction.

9 comments:

Alina Chau said...

very cool illo!

Mr. W said...

Well said... Its like a family tree and every one adds its own branch making the tree take different forms and appearances. With some hope and luck and tireless hard work, I hope the tree will grow larger then we could ever imagine.

Scott Wright said...

Cory Rocks!

And very well said.

tomm said...

this is really insightful and interesting to read.
thanks

Boomstone said...

Yes...all so true. Just had a bunch of animators finish a demo that I have held too close to my chest for too long. The process and the ideas from this group was amazing. They brought the characters, the layouts and the backgrounds to life in ways I had never imagined.

g-fifty said...

cool blog with heaps of awesome work! keep it coming!

Yaxin said...

yes it looks like the dawn of a wonderfull journey.
:)

roque said...

Really inspiring to see what you guys are doing. I'm totally on the same page with you about the studio setting. Nothing is better for an idea than being surrounded by artists who encourage and challenge you. I'll be checking back often!

ps. the Dog Tags idea is killer...

Joe Mastroianni said...

That picture of Hitler in the back is Hilarious!!!

You guys do some great work!