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Is Creativity used in the right way?

I would like to know if creativity has been used correctly. Since, everyone has a certain level of capacity to imagine, to create, to think and to come up with ideas which are very much as we like to express it, "out of this world". Have we been doing this right? We still continue to let ourselves bound by structure and rules. We continue to let ourselves believe that we are chained directly to the ground. Metaphorically speaking of course. Our creativity is limited and in no doubt plain and redundant. We kept using back things which others find it acceptable. The reason we have these ideas is to express ourselves. Regardless whether this world accept it or not. The problem of this redundancy, is we lack the motivation, the effort to direct things in a new way. There is no push in creating new and indirectly acceptable ideas. We just pursue only what the world let us pursue. 

Here, I want to list a few things which I plan to use in pursuing a certain "down-to-earth" idea (totally-chain-to-the-ground). I will be using Illustrator and Photoshop to create a comic strip. Then, another person will be using Flash, to create a one hour animation based on that comic strip. Utilizing After Effects, we would make this animation look more awesome. Later, employ a few voice actors to voice the characters. Adding a few sound effects. Once these recordings are recorded, they will be edited in Audition. Once it is complete, AfterEffects will be use again to combine both audio and video.

How many people need to be involve in this process?

How long will it take for this process to be completed for one episode?

How long will it take for this process to be completed for 10 episodes?

The United States of America has been dealing with Animation for a long time? What is the most current, latest software that is used in this business?

  • Audition

    Audio recording, mixing, and restoration.

  • Photoshop

    Editing and compositing for photos, web and mobile app designs, 3D artwork, videos, and more.

  • After Effects

    Create motion graphics and visual effects for film, TV, video, and web.

  • Animate

    Design interactive vector animations for multiple platforms.

  • Illustrator

    Create beautiful vector art and illustrations.

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Nancy Parker

Posted on 10/8/13 10:19:08 PM Permalink

You may be the first to try this approach, but that may turn out to be a GREAT thing. The creative minds are the inventors. Good Luck.

Carolyn OBarr

Posted on 10/3/13 2:41:31 PM Permalink

I'm not in the industry but I have had students that are. I only know a little bit. One thing is that an hour is very long for an animation. TV shows like the Simpsons are usually only 1/2 hour because so much work is involved. You would need a lot more time and resources to go for an hour.

As far as the software path, I've seen it done where the sound is brought into Flash so that the animation is timed correctly to the sound but you could probably do it the other way and have the voice overs done to match the animation. I'll be interested to see what the experts say is easiest.