This is a shot of the last day at PDI. It is sad to think that all these people are now unemployed.
I always wondered what it would be like for a few of these guys to get together and create their own properties.
It would be awesome to see more artist owned endeavors. It would be awesome for some of these guys to get together and work on their own intellectual properties and make their own money vs working for the status quot. I know a lot of people say it takes millions to make a movie but quite honestly that is no longer true.
Here is the breakdown.
1 person can make an animated feature. It has already been proven.
MdotStrange, Jeff Lew, David Krupicz, Nina Paley, Tyler Gibb etc. Each did an entire feature.
MdotStrange has done 3 films and is able to do one in a year. So in truth it does not take a massive team of 1000s. Also it doesn’t take years upon years. Jeff Lew did it all in 3. I have been following newer cg artists and they are turning out 3 minutes a month by themselves. Imagine if you had 10 guys doing that together.
Now it is true you will not get Pixar quality but you can create pretty good quality that is watchable. Also if you have to create out of necessity and find ways around limitations you could probably have some really cool styles coming out of it.
Here is the perfect example. R’ha was done by one person in the span of 7 months. It is roughly 5:30 minutes long minus credits and such. Now imagine you had 10 guys working together. In 1 1/2 year you could have a full feature with similar quality.
If folks like the Asylum, Video Briquendo and the folks behind Kiarra the Brave can turn a profit imagine what 3-10 great artists from Dreamworks could accomplish if they worked more the way these indies who have completed full length films.
The tools are there. The talent is there. Why is there not more of these?