Friday, April 28, 2006
To post not that I'm done, but that I've reached the 'acceptable' body of work to say that I have a grasp on what it takes. No, my animation is not done, there are many things I need to fix before I can send my 6 GB of files to the eternal resting place of my home computer. And it might be another week in the lab before I can get it to the point where I think I'll be able to output a DVD. Tonight the BYU instructor said a few very true and wise things, among which were that studios recieve many, many, many works from students (Pixar recieved over 1,700 applications for internship last year - to fill 12 open positions. Sure, 97% of them could be laughed to scorn, still...), but they recieve so very few completed projects. Why? Because that's the decieving part about animating (and I think it could apply in other fields). You complete 90% of the project in the first 10% of the time you spend on it. So you can easily get started on an over-ambitious project and think because you're 'mostly' done, you know how to do it. Pixar (and probably other studios) now consider finishing among the first criteria for review. It says more about a person than the quality of the film can. So while I've recieved many jokes about getting my animation done, and caused much distress on some because I've had so little time for much else, I'm not done. Nor will I be, until I'm done. But I might have more time now to update the blog.