Thursday, February 23, 2006
Two days back I had lunch with the head of a local ‘toon studio. After a mutual whine-fest about our children’s weak math skills, we discussed professional issues. One problem, year in and year out, is tight schedules and unpaid overtime. No studio wants to bust its budget and cough up extra cash when the production time exceeds the hours some mushwit production supervisor, who’s never done the job himself, is wrong about how long the job actually takes. Another problem (and one that drives me nuts) are producers and story editors of animated tv shows who have board artists draw up thirty-two minutes of show when the show’s length is only twenty-two minutes. Some producers looove to have extra panels from which to make choices, but the artist is expected to do it in the regular time allotment. We didn’t solve the ying and yang of existence, but at least the studio head knows what some of the issues bugging his employees/our members are.
Posted by Steve Hulett at 12:27 PM