Well, got the booth set-up and it seemed to attract many like-minded 2D fans and animators. I do think there is a mood swing going on - although it is very much a grass-roots 'indie' reaction. (The major studies making huge-budget blockbuster movies - most of them failures incidentally - that they haven't got a clue about what's going on under their own noses!
I also went to the 'NIKO and the Sword of Light' talk yesterday and was really impressed with the team. They are a small band of individuals - located in Toronto, San Francisco, Mexico and the UK - who created a great motion comic that has been number 1 in the Apple store charts now for several weeks. Big studios are now trying to negotiate for the rights to make a TV series based on the idea. As I said the tide is turning a little - although many more of us have to do remarkable things too if its going to have a real impact. For my part 'Spirit of the Game' is something that I think will have a similar impact when its made - and thereby open up currently non-existed opportunities for talented young students who want to apprentice with master animators. Keep you fingers crossed! :)
The 'NIKO' team talk!
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