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Subject: Re: [motm] help!

From: The Old Crow <oldcrow@...>
Date: 2000-05-26

On Fri, 26 May 2000, David Bivins wrote:

> Can someone tell me how to get off this web graphics standards discussion
> list?

Heh heh. There is an old story that goes around animation studio
circles that describes how the lead animator would ask the team members
what they least liked to draw. The least favorite character, object, etc.
After getting the answers, the lead animator would then assign those very
disliked items to the people who mentioned them, explaining: "∗every∗
aspect or our work is important, not just the cool scenes. Even if you
are sick of drawing doorknobs, I still expect to see the best damned
doorknobs ever drawn when this shows up on television."

Not trying to be critical here, but I think that, if folks are trying to
define ways to create MOTM-like panels, a well-defined, well-discussed
infrastructure of the procedures is as important as asking for feature X
to be included in the next module design. That MOTM raises the level of
everyone else's work should make things like panel file formats

The animation story is true, by the way. I friend of mine who worked
in the Japanese Animation industry from 1981 to 1986 had this very thing
happen to him! I guess it is with a bit of synchronicity that the show in
question, called Urusei Yatsura, that I will now point out the composer of
most of the music for the TV shows, movies and direct-to-video releases.
His name is Anzai Fumitaka, and I first contacted him in 1985 about the
music he was doing for the show (still on-air at the time). He has a
∗glorious∗ studio, and a recent solo album of all-analog synthe. (Well,
all of his stuff, soundtracks, etc. are analog synthe. :)

Oh, I've already mentioned MOTM to him. Seeing as he has Doepfer, Moog,
Roland, Paia and CML stuff, I figured he should at least be aware of the
best module series currently available. :)