The COVID-19 Pandemic has thrown the entire world into disarray at a time when things were looking very positive for many of us in the film and video post and production industry.
From Disney to Pixar to Dreamworks, these animation studios have set the standard for what “animation” is today. This world of animation they’ve created is a coloring book, where the trees speak and the restrictions of the real world do not apply.
Over the years I’ve periodically dipped my toe into the waters of discussing the “business” of filmmaking; a topic I am, so far at least, fairly lousy at (at least from the perspective of profit).
How do you create a balance between understanding and enacting the newest technologies in a way that matches their emergence without throwing the baby out with the bathwater?
Animation is a very precise process, requiring detail and a lot more patience. Although, the animation process is strenuous, experiencing this process and acquiring these skills can be beneficial to cinematographers who may not even want anything to do with animation in the rest of their filmmaking careers.
Many say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but what is it that makes beauty, in some forms, “all relative”? Most of us can agree that we find beauty in the Grand Canyon, or a sunset by the ocean, but is all beauty purely visual?