December 6, 2013

Friday, December 6, 2013

I sometimes get envious at forms of art that are created more instantaneously than animation. I recently read a bio on Jim Henson, where they would sometimes tape two entire “Muppet Shows” in a week. Early Beatle albums were recorded in a day. Of course this doesn’t include the writing time. But considering it takes 9 months to make one episode of animated television, and many years to do an independent film, it shows how much extreme persistence needs to come into play.

All I can do is the next step. One step at a time. How does this piece of seaweed bend under water?  How does a priest contemplate his dialog when offering solace? How does the rain play off the roofs of old Irish houses.

All details an audience may notice. Or not. But I do.

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2 Responses to December 6, 2013

  1. Tommy Cannon says:

    No worries. Even the great Jim Henson had projects he kept close to his heart and nutured. There are two kinds of fun. The spontaneous-improv-like fun in the moment and the softer, gentler making-a-garden type of fun are both just that…. fun…. in their own ways.

  2. Nick Fortunato says:

    I feel that way about life in general, wanting to have things happen as quick as possible. I’m learning that good things take time.

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