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.