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Creating the Memories
Bill Kroyer

This article is adapted from the keynote address Bill Kroyer gave at the Ojai Animation Conference, in Ojai, California, on July 22, 1995. The Conference, designed as a retreat for the animation industry, was sponsored by the International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood, in association with the Ojai Film Society. When Kroyer gave the talk, he had recently started working as co-director on Warner Bros. Feature Animation's first film, now entitled The Quest for Camelot, which is being co-produced by his wife, Sue Kroyer.

Today, animation is exploding. And with billion dollar animated films, direct-to-video and CD-ROMs, there are big profits to be made. That's OK, after all, it is an art-industry. People forget the hyphen, but you need money to do this art form.

What I would like to discuss, though, is not so much the business of animation, but what it means to be an artist and animation as an art form. I'm going do this from my own perspective, looking back on my career and what I've experienced.

Back in the 1960s, it was said that President Nixon was asked why he didn't think there was a recession. He said, “Well I have a job, and all my friends are working.” Well, I'm happy to say that, all my friends are working now. It wasn't always like that ; but now they are and that's part of what's great about the animation industry today.



Source type Magazine
Volume 1.1
Subject date 1995
Language en
Document type Feature
Media type text
Page count 5
Pages pp. 5-9


Id 2137
Availability Free
Inserted 2016-01-17