Many people think that Art is just the painting or sculpture you see in the museums, but nothing can be farther from the truth!
Art is everywhere!
There is no where in the world you can go without seeing art...Including Antarctica.....(If you consider God (or the creator) a Painter you will understand)
Even the tiniest little placement of something pretty in a bathroom can be considered art in the form of Interior Design.
So that brings me to Animation. (I guess I could say Film too)
Animation, the process by which you basically take pictures or still frames and combine them to play together, is kind of a hidden art.
Many people experiment with animation when they make those little flip books.
You know the ones:
So Aside from the Very Obvious Technological knowledge you must have in order to time things right when doing an animation, everything is artistic on many levels!
I know many animators who have worked on The Simpsons and for many seasons they kept swearing it was their last...but it just kept going. That friend is rich now and riding in limousines while sipping sweet Tea in Dallas. Cool huh?
Animators, nowadays, can make big bucks with more and more interactive technology.
The original animations were spinning wheel thingys and these flip books.
Then along came film.
Film was revolutionary and provided many hours of entertainment and social get togethers. Those old Black and white films? They use to play animations with live bands. I've been to something like that. It was another level of creative and artistic for sure.
I myself am/was an animator. As a matter of a fact I have a National Award and a couple other big wins under my belt with animation but I did all that right at the crux when animation was changing from traditional character animation to computer 3D.
You know those M&M's? I know the guy who invented them...the peanut and the chocolate ones that entertain us while promoting the candy? Yup..it was a dude I went to school with. He also worked don Pocahontas. I've trained with some of the best. I also use to hang out on a rooftop of an old building installed by an Allen TX roofing company and watch the sunset while enjoying some drinks with these people.