Article: "Stop admiring Frankenweenie! Why stopmotion doesn't move me."

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Seriously... it's 50% chance getting crazy client

grecodan said:

Ha. Many moons ago I had a manager who did the same thing. This was back in the 1980s, and macintosh computers were just getting started. We had a little mac plus and used it for desktop publishing. One time, at about 4 in the afternoon, the manager handed me and another person a stack of documents about an inch thick and said she needed them typeset and formatted into a pamphlet...by 5. When we protested she said, and I quote, "Use the mac! It does it all for you!"

Sighhhhhh.

Bernardo Marinho said:

EXACTLY! BAM! I had a client that thought that if i pressed a button photoshop would make an entire website/movie/3D animation on its own... seriously... just press the button!

Though you might enjoy this …

I have this prominently displayed at my workstation at work.

This is awfully true...


Roger Beck said:

Though you might enjoy this …

I have this prominently displayed at my workstation at work.

Which completely off the topic reminds me of this  :



Roger Beck said:

Though you might enjoy this …

I have this prominently displayed at my workstation at work.

Is that a two pixel photo?

Fixed that for you. 

Can never have too much lens flare.

Brilliant!

I replied to this in another thread, but here's my response:

 

Did a puppet take this fellas lunch money as a child?

Honestly, he strikes me as a man who in a mad attempt to understand the attraction of stop-motion has in effect made himself utterly immune to its charm and worth. And he now resents the art form utterly.

Low rent option? I see nowhere in the article how much is spent on CGI features. They cost millions more sometimes twice or 3 times as much more. I took one look at Hotel Transylvania and I said I would never see that thing unless I had little, little kids. At least I saw Frankenweenie. I loved Paranorman and will definitely get the 3D blu-ray even though I don't have a 3D TV. I didn't see he mentioned Mars Needs Moms which was a major flop. Battle for Terra opened with only $1M in ticket sales. He only mentions successful CGI features.At least the stop motion features make a profit.

I love this guy! He's talking about me in a nutshell. I've always been an outsider.

Objects At Rest said:

Thanks for the backup Ron. I was wondering if my sarcasm would be misinterpreted. Still in the old school, building trees...I got a googlizer now, a wi fi tablet, that is, so I can get online occasionally. It's stop mo season again, horray! Nice to see stop motion getting popular enough again to start getting criticism instead of just being ignored. Congrats to you Ron, for getting your last frames to Sinbad shot.

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