Disney Duster wrote:
Well, that's really just in your and some other people's opinions.
Yeah, just the opinion of professional animators who are experts in their craft and have actually seen the short. What do they know...
Swillie is the only one who said it beat hand-drawn at its own game.
Obviously, that was a really great post you made Swillie
But that doesn't mean you didn't get me wrong, or that I actually got you wrong. You can't say that what I said was rude and selfish if I was only basing it on something you said but that you explained later to sound the exact opposite
In your encouraging, inspiring, great post, you said "In this situation, I said in my previous post, which you quoted, that I know Disney will continue to do traditional animation, and that I hope they do."
But that is not what you said, my man! What you actually said was "As someone who has always loved hand-drawn animation, I would be perfectly fine if Disney said "we will definitely not be doing any straight traditional animation anymore. We will be focusing on this new technique." I would be all for it.
And then you said "I'm sure at some point Disney will do some more traditional."
Like it was an after thought. You sounded like you were saying before that you did not care if Disney said they would stop doing hand-drawn, and then you said, but I think they will in the future anyway. That's
what it actually sounded like you were saying.
I'm really glad though that all through college you had faith in your dreams that hand-drawn would stay and you could do that in your career. How very Disney of you, even Cinderella in particular. Regardless of being similar to Disney characters, for anyone in real life that's just plain brave, heroic, admirable, incredible, and inspiring.
I would no doubt choose hand-drawn, just because it has had so much more of an affect on me personally. There is a legacy there that hasn't yet been translated into CG.
I hope you also like hand-drawn because of what it can do that CGI can't. And by that I mean what those lines can do, what the hand can do, what rela paper and paint can do. The look, the feel, that CGI can't have, and yes, can never beat hand-drawn at!
Regarding your comment that it doesn't require much actual drawing: it doesn't require as much drawing, quantity-wise - but the reason why hand-drawn animators are so excited about it is because it allows the artist to really focus on making beautiful drawings, that won't lose life through the clean-up process. You have to be just as talented and creative - and you get to see that in the final product.
What I'm really, really worried about is the computer just figuring out how to inbetween one drawing to the other. It's like doing the work of a human mind. It's so inhuman but doing a human's work...it's not just unethicla and un-Disney to me but just plain creepy. If you keep going that way, you could eventually get to the computers doing almost all the work. No that's not happening now, but this is what I mean about considering the consequences. Out of pure ethics, and to get the authentic human touch Disney's animation has always been known for, the human hand/mind should do every drawing.
Hell, I would love to see Disney go and do a REALLY traditionally animated film - clean-up, cels, ink and paint, the whole deal. That would be another dream come true.
You need to pull yourself out of 1950 and realize that amazing things are happening in the world today, Duster, and you are missing out on them because of your preconceived notions as to what is "good" for Disney.
Hopefully by now you can see that's not what I've been doing at all. : ) I am actually all for (some aspects of) this new animation, in addition to keeping pure hand-drawn alive.