Monday, October 08, 2012

Why Obama Now



Fox Animation regular and TAG member Lucas Gray wrote, directed and helped animate a short video highlighting some salient points to consider when making the decision on which box to check during the elections next month.

Gray and a hand full of animators used Obama's 2012 Associated Press luncheon speech, some top-notch animation and a dedicated website to artistically support President Obama's re-election campaign. When you can, check out the video above, as well as the credits list and information sources pages at their website:

http://whyobamanow.org/

17 comments:

An animator and his view said...

Do you plan to post up a video of why we should vote for Romney and point out Obama's broken promises and his many lies? I doubt it so stop posting up this crap. The TAG in the TAG BLOG stands for "The Animation Guild" so make it about animation not a promotional website for politics of any kind.

My Ocean said...

Politics affects unions, or have you been asleep for the past few years and missed that whole Wisconsin debaucle?

Also, show us your amazing video praising Romney's superior economic plan that would help the average member of the Animation Guild.

Steven Kaplan said...

The post was about a TAG member's recent acclaimed work. The video has near One Million Views. I thought it was worth highlighting to the membership, of which the artist belongs.

Go ahead and create a "Why Romney is Great" video. If you're a member (which I doubt) and it gets the viewership this video did, I'll be glad to post about it.

tangerine8 said...

The strange thing is that I haven't voted yet. =\

An animator and his view said...

Yes Steven I am a member, have been since 1996. And once again this forum turns things into a left right thing. My remarks were that the union should be non bias and not push one agenda or the other so the "you show us your video" remarks are moot. Also Steven why would you remark " If you're a member (which I doubt)" without knowing. I bashed no one in my comment yet you come back with some flippant response.

Steven Kaplan said...

Why would I assume you're a member? Why take the time to go out of your way to post anonymously? I think its more than safe to assume you're nothing more than a troll rather than a member.

As I said, my post was nothing more than a highlight of a member's work. You don't like his political views, take it up with him. You want to see some some parity with pro-Romney or GOP posts, find me a video created by a member showing such material.

An animator and his view said...

One has to post anonymously here. The reason being is I have seen how people react to anything political and being my career is animation I would not want to be passed up for a job because of my political views. People I have worked with at Disney, Warners etc know my views but only after getting to know me but on the web it is different. People see your name and associate it with a few posts about your opinion and that's it. I enjoy the TAG blog, always informative but I feel it sometimes becomes more about politics than animation. Just my 2 cents.

Steve Hulett said...

Allow me to jump in:

1) Nobody has to post anonymously here. You choose to do so. Fine. But there is no "has to" about it.

2) Labor unions in this state and country are under assault from the right, not the left. Many (not all) Republicans are on record as being in favor or "right to work," which guts labor unions. This site is reflective of labor's interests. (Surprise!)

3) If you will READ the upper right hand corner of this blog, you will note that this blog doesn't voice the official position of the Animation Guild, but the officers of such. In the time I have served here, the Guild has given money to exactly ONE political candidate, and that by vote of the membership. (The candidate was Gray Davis.)

4) If you want officers that reflect YOUR views, then come, run and be elected as an officer of the Animation Guild.

5) Yours truly has issues with BOTH Presidential candidates, but I have fewer with Obama because he is A) closer to my positions, and B) I'm unsure what Romney's positions are, given that he changes them a lot.

Steve Hulett said...

And to answer your question: No, we won't be posting videos supporting Romney.

And we'll continue to post things that we deem to be supportive of labor.

Lastly. We have no way of knowing if you're a member or not.

Steven Kaplan said...

I call Bullshit. You're afraid to post with your name because you think the people you work with will become upset with you? You obviously lean to the right, and have seen members post comments with the same views. Yet, you feel that posting with your name will label you a Conservative and therefore you may have to answer questions in public that support your views. Can't have that!

Fine, have your anonymity. I'll keep my opinion that you're nothing more than a non-member troll and continue my offer to post something created by a member that is Pro-Romney. Seeing as that "could" be you, go be creative and email me with your youtube link.

An animator and his view said...

As usual the lefties attack and cannott listen to a view and that view being, unions should not affiliate with any political side period. For us working members in animation yes there is criticism for being anything that remotely resembles being a conservative. A liberal can spout off all day what they feel cause they are only giving their opinion but if a conservative does so than we are called ignorant and we are being pushy. I obviously touched a nerve and you have made my point valid with your criticism. All this because I gave my opinion and you wonder why I posted anonymously.

Steve Hulett said...

Haven't touched a nerve with me.

You can have any damn position you like, and I can disagree with it.

YOU were the one who wanted us to cease and desist because you didn't agree. To wit:

"Do you plan to post up a video of why we should vote for Romney and point out Obama's broken promises and his many lies? I doubt it so stop posting up this crap."

Who's attempting to muzzle who, hmmm?

F. Kousac said...

Great little video. And right on the money. I just will NEVER understand those who won't pay for what they asked for! There's a little thing called "personal responsibility" people like mittens just don't seem to understand. I didn't "ask" for a war in Iraq, or a 5 trillion dollar tax cut for the richest 1%. They certainly aren't "job creators." Thankfully, the economy is 100% better than it was 4 years ago. Not good enough, but I sure as hell ain't voting for someone like mittens who'd repeat what got us here in the first place.

Oswald Cox said...

My ocean said:

"Politics affects unions, or have you been asleep for the past few years and missed that whole Wisconsin debaucle?"

You are ignorant of the issue. Governor Scott Walker was stopping the bankrupting of his state by entitlements that public sector unions extorted politicians into agreeing to. His effort to balance his states budget and create accountability of the public sector for the taxpayer is something that we should applaud. As Scott Walker stated (on video):

“Private sector unions are my partner in economic development.”

Let me fill you in on something - YOU'RE A MEMBER OF A PRIVATE UNION.


Why the f--k would anyone who is a member of our union go to bat for the feckless, lying and corrupt public sector unions. They truly are the enemy of a responsible talented and hard working union like ours. Their bully tactics and fleecing of the pension system gives all unions a bad name.

I mean honestly.... You've got a teachers union in this state that is one of the highest paid, with the lowest results and stands up to defend pedophiles and child molesters. Even going after the democratic party here in California for sponsoring a bill that would make it easier to fire teachers who sexually assault students.

Whats pathetic is that Steve is in here defending these crooks and cheats and trying to pawn it off as a noble fight in defense of all unions. Public sector unions - especially in California - are robbing you of your tax dollars. The more we separate our union from theirs the better.

Its an unfortunate that our nation has so much corporate money influencing things, but you don't HAVE to give your money to corporations in most cases. But if you don't give your tax money to the state, you'll go to jail. And in California the lowlife public sector unions are deciding how much you pay in taxes.

11% increase in water fees over the next two years, Swallow that down. Its not the corporations that are screwing you with that. Its the public sector unions.

Steve you should be ashamed for standing with them.

Steve Hulett said...

Whats pathetic is that Steve is in here defending these crooks and cheats and trying to pawn it off as a noble fight in defense of all unions. ... Steve you should be ashamed for standing with them.

Gee. I used to BE in a teacher's union (in Burbank, when I was one of those overpaid public school teachers you're always railing about.)

So I guess that makes me a grubby scum sucker.

As per usual, Mr. Cox, I say nothing above about public sector unions, yet you drag in your ad hominem attacks about something I didn't say.

For the upteenth time: I think that public sector pensions need to be reformed, need to be rolled back to 1999 percentages. (60%)

Re Scott Walker: He's a politician in thrall to his patrons. Walker excluded large public sector unions who allied with him (firefighers and police) from rollbacks, punished those that didn't.

How noble.

And I got news: The reason the GOP can't win a statewide office in California isn't due to the labor unions (the prison guards supported Ahnold, after all), it's because they've spent eighteen years demonizing Latinos, who are a LARGE demographic in the state.

Stupid thing to do. Maybe someday they'll stop being stupid.

Steve Hulett said...

Oswald says:

Its an unfortunate that our nation has so much corporate money influencing things, but you don't HAVE to give your money to corporations in most cases.

It certainly is an unfortunate.

It's also an unfortunate falsehood, unless you can figure out a way not to

buy gas
buy clothes
buy food
(etc.)

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