Old posts from the AnimtedBuzz.com forums... Stuff I'd like to keep in mind for various reasons.
But then again, the fine artists don't seem to take the time to learn any technique at all. It's all theory for them. I just personally respect a piece of art a lot more when it has thought behind it along with an equal amount of skill used to create it.
This goes for my program, too. A lot of people are so eager to get right into "art" mode but are too lazy to grind it out and learn technique/craft/skill. How can you possibly understand how to push the boundaries of an art form when you are so arrogant to disregard what has been done before you?
Picasso was revolutionary in art history but he worked his ass off to understand design, painting, drawing before trying new things. I agree with that philosophy. I think what I get frustrated about is that I see too many people around calarts bullshitting their way through school and I'm often left wondering what the hell everyone is raving about.
Anyway, there is animosity towards the students (like myself) who have the mindset and expectation of getting a job right after school because to many people, this path has less artistic integrity to it. It's the same old story. The commercial artists vs. the independent artists. Neither is right or wrong. it's just what you choose to do.
Mario once again:
great thing about Pixar is that they have the trust from the public unlike most other studios. They decided to put out quality and that's what people associate with their films. Even when times are shitty for CG animation, the one studio that will remain successful is Pixar. Everyone back home who watched Cars recently said they loved it! Even with all the criticism that people will throw at Pixar they will prevail without a doubt. I have the greatest respect for them because of their dedication to quality.
(Sure wish he would post on the forums again)
May add more later.