If you don’t already know him, I wanted to introduce you to MDotStrange. I think this dude holds the record for making the most animated movies all by himself. He has created 3 animated feature length films. He set a bar if you ask me on what can be done.
So often I have spent my time in areas where there are tons of artists. These tons of artists have wonderful skills and abilities but they waste it working for the man. Instead of creating their own way they exchange their life for a buck. I mean if you like animating for someone else that is great. But I’ve seen so many artists desire to make their own stuff but think it is impossible, that is it too hard and it takes too long. So they don’t attempt to create their own original stuff. It really is sad considering how many stories are waiting to be told and never will be.
Here is the truth.
1) It is not impossible.
2) It is not hard especially if you can draw or do animation (digging ditches and working construction is hard work, not sitting in the AC creating)
3) Too long? In 10 years MDotStrange created 3 full length films. Now imagine if you use premade assets and things like mocap and use various short cut methods that build results, then the truth is it doesn’t take 10 years to make a movie.
Here are some of his works.
We Are the Strange
Heart String Marionette