My notes on this discussion:
1. Managing artists: find out what they like, (hobby/life goal wise) and talk to them about it.
Study what they like, and what they burn about.
EX: talk about heavy metal with an artist, while he is in good mood bring up something not so pleasant.
2. When two artists/workers disagree- in most cases they are both right. One maybe right for the short term, another one for the long term. You can’t take sides, help them find a common ground.
Tell someone “You are right, most of the time but not right now.”
4. Your relationship with a boss is basically a bag: A bag full of shit
If your boss sees you and point out 16 mistakes- that’s a guy putting shit in the bag. You wouldn’t want to see this person.
if you come with a solution, you take shit out of the bag.
5. When you have to deliver bad news, deliver a solution too: so you take shit out of the bag, and put one in.
"The ware house is on fire, but I found 100k under the sofa" - turns out all people remember is the 100k under the sofa.
6. TV games: Let your customers in- 85% of people play small games on mobile, free to play- customers make the games.
7. They found out that Players who complaint most on forum are often people who spent the most on their games, and players complaining about the game is often doing it for their relationship with other players, establishing game social hierarchy, not about the product. (People also lie when they complain at times) - If they fix the production according to the complaints completely, they will have a game the players do not want to play.
Spoiler alert on Gundam Build Fighter. XDDD Sorry! It’s not fair ahhhh that fight!!!
I understand its a kids show and you have to end every eps without affecting the next because thats how kids watch things. But I am sure there are better ways to resolve the “fist fight” and determine winners by story plot needs.
I understand its probably near the end of the script of the production and the writer is probably half awake when he wrote these fights. But cant they split the job somehow and find a way to maintain fight design quality at the later section of the anime without compromising the standards early on? This is their repeating problem, find a way to resolve this production plot hole, please.
If it’s not for the kids show rules some of these fights should have been a whole lot more watch worthy. ARGH
Oscar nominees Best Animated Feature 2014
Earlier today this article was brought to my attention, in which it becomes clear that some of the Academy voters have little to no respect for the animation industry. They openly admit not having watched the nominated films and/or claiming that animated films are for kids, so they didn’t vote. Even the ones shown in the article that did vote barely motivated their choice.
I find this extremely disrespectful of the animators who poured their heart and soul into making these movies, only to have their work be pushed aside without a second glance by the judges of one of the most prominent and well known film awards out there. As an aspiring animator, I am deeply insulted.
Please note that in this post I am expressing no opinion on whether Frozen should have won or not. I think it’s a wonderful film, just as all the other nominees. I am simply saying that we deserve better.
What they did is disrespectful to the creators of every single one of these films, even Frozen. By barely motivating their choice, they make it look like they voted for Frozen simply because of Disney’s status in the industry. Because it’s Disney, and it made a lot of money, so it had to be at least somewhat good. To me it seems like some of the voters just defaulted to voting for the Disney film, and nobody likes to win by default.
Don’t get me wrong, I too have been guilty of loving Disney simply because it’s Disney, but there is so much more beautiful animation out there and it deserves to be taken into consideration. And if Frozen won, it should have won because the majority of the voters thought it was the best film, not because part of the voters was too lazy to even watch the nominated films.
Me thinks:This simply means: We Need more animators in the Hollywood voting. lol
Thank you Sunrise for reinventing your own merchandise and series, I def like this new direction of selling toys. lol~~~
Gundam Build Fighter is probably the first gundam where I saw teamwork is more important than individual ability, where the main characters have stronger obvious flaws compare to any other “can-do it lone wolf that just happen to be in a team” setting. I appreciate that setting very much. PLUS, we get to see all the OverPowering/never defeated gundams destroyed in a few seconds by Zakus. lol~~~~ Thrilling for a strange reason. XDDD
For both old and new fans, and marketing, two thumbs up for this one. Good job!
And I guess after building 3 models I can graduate to Beginner gunpla otaku….? Still can’t name more than 90% of the mechs but watching it with my bro helps. XD
I am crossing my fingers to get enough shots done for March Kickstarter launch. I want to get rid of all my bad shots from 4 years ago. lol
They will move, eventually.
I have more ideas in my head. I will add another fanart for her fairy character later when I have time off from work. :D Hopefully before the campaign ends.
:) Glad to know. She has brought something special to us all.
omg I just had to do this one. T_T After reading this article on the movie Black Hat her story wouldn’t leave my mind: http://www.nola.com/living/baton-rouge/index.ssf/2014/02/memory_of_baton_rouge_girl_to.html
Right now Black hat has 8 days left on its campaign. We have to make it happen!!!