OK, I'm well into week 2 of my DNA animation experience. All I can do is smile and sigh the satisfied sighings of a man who has finally found the space to breathe after years of juggling flaming monkeys (my term for the daily life of being in management). I'm really enjoying the crew (talented, fun, good solid folks), the project (pretty solid stuff. Folks are gonna like it.) and most of all... the simplicity of being able to focus on animating. Nothing else, just animating. No rigging. No budgets. No schedules. No client meetings. No spreadsheets. No Word documents. No flowcharts. No resource management. No pipeline development. No layout. No data wrangling. No asset or inventory issues. No shot fixing. No production management. No hirings or firings. No endless meetings upon meetings.
Acting, performance, entertainment, learning, pushing. All that stuff that got me thrilled to be involved in this business in the first place. I'm smiling right now. Thank you , Lord. Thank you SOOO much!