Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Not playing the victim

A friend sent me a classic piece of computer cartooning called Animator vs. Animation by Alan Becker. It’s about what happens when an artist draws a little man, regards him as a ‘victim’ and then discovers that the victim doesn’t want to play ball. It’s so well animated that I’ve watched it several times and am still only picking up on the detail. Check it out!
Alan Becker, it appears, is no elderly artist working at the top of his game. He’s only just graduated from high school and is still deciding what he‘s going to do with his life.
He’s working on a game version of Animator vs. Animation with a young programmer who creates games for fun.
He was planning to attend a spiritual workshop in Korea this (northern) summer and then get involved with a missionary youth group with his church. They were aiming to travel the USA raising money to fund leadership training programs.
In spite of saying he’s wondering what he’s going to do with his life, he’s already planning to go to the Columbus College of Art and Design for four years, and find a career in art after that. Sounds like he’s got himself fairly well sussed out!

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