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.
Coming via AWN, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released the list of 18 films that have been submitted for consideration in the upcoming Academy Awards. They are as follows:
“The Adventures of Tintin”
“Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked”
“A Cat in Paris”
“Chico & Rita”
“Gnomeo & Juliet”
“Happy Feet Two”
“Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil”
“Kung Fu Panda 2”
“Mars Needs Moms”
“Puss in Boots”
“Winnie the Pooh”
The interesting thing about the list? Why it’s the inclusion of not one, but two films that were made with motion-capture, a method the Academy deemed ineligible for the animated feature category. Of course, this is just the list that has been submitted, not the list that has been ruled eligible.
Other than that, the good news is that we should see 5 nominees for the category this year. Which 5 do you think it will be? Answer in the poll below!
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?