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.
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