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July 04, 2010


Other than Mary Magdalene what was the next hardest part to animate?

The beast 666 with seven heads! The writer of , “The Revelation of St. John”, obviously never thought of those guys who had to animate his vision 1900 years later.

What advice would you give to young animators looking to make a movie like yours? Is there a secret to an animation technique? The do’s and don’ts’ for example of creating a successful animation movie?

First of all you have to have a vision, stick to it (and switch off the damn light behind your animation desk lightbox.) If you have a strong message you can complete the whole film by the “form follows function” rule. The message is the function and every creative decision is easy to make, whether it’s the script, design or camera angles, because it has to support the message. You also have to know your strengths and limitations. Find somebody who takes over the parts where your skills aren't good enough. You need strong and fair producers, who stick by you in good times as in bad. The bad times will come for sure!

Last but not least: As a director you have to be extremley intelligent, creative, self confident and tastefull because you have to be the GOD of your animated world. (ank-ank-ank)

Anything else you want to add?

We placed all the animators who kindly supported us in their positions like real actors. For every animator we picked a matching character. Would you use Arnold Schwarzenegger for the part of Rumpelstiltskin in a fairy tale movie? Rather not.