Quick Poll: Are You Asked To Do Things You’re Not Qualified For?

Just a quick wee poll for today but it would appear to be a common theme running through the artistic professions. Today, the future Mrs. Animation Anomaly, who has a masters in Publication Design, was asked to become an animator despite having no previous experience or even the proper tools to do so.

This got me thinking, is it a common thing for artistic folks to be asked to do something they’ve either never done before or have no experience in? The reason I ask this is that most non-artisans seem to have little appreciation for the amount of effort and skills that go into even the most innocuous tasks. Even a quick perusal of Clients From Hell can provide proof of that!

As herself noted, people can go to school for years to earn a degree in animation but this particular client was expecting the completed job within half an hour!

Has this ever happened to you? Answer the poll below and fire off any stories in the comments.

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Please Watch This Video And Answer the Poll

I came across this video on tumblr yesterday (thank you potatofarmgirl), and as a fan, I felt somewhat obliged to watch it. You should too, then read on.

The notes on tumblr all circled around the description of “epic” and “awesome”, and while the video is exceptionally well done, is it legal?

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What do you think? We’ll do a follow up with a discussion next Saturday.

Poll: Which is the Greatest Treehouse of Horror?

Via: Simpsons.wikia.com

Almost everyone who’s a fan of the Simpsons appreciates the annual Treehouse of Horror episodes that are broadcast around Halloween. They’re a delightfully welcome intrusion of silly nonsense into the otherwise (or rather, formerly) realistic universe that the Simpsons live in.

While some are better than others, these four represent the truly best episodes. Which do you think is the best?

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