Indie Animation in a Corporate World: A Conversation with Animator Benjamin Goldman on Pretty Much Pop: A Culture Podcast #88


Within the perennial battle between artwork and our company leisure machine, animation appears designed to be mechanized, given how labor-intensive it’s, and sure, most of our animation comes geared toward kids (or naughty adults) from a number of behemoths (like, say, Disney).

Your hosts Mark Linsenmayer, Erica Spyres, and Brian Hirt are joined by Benjamin Goldman to debate doing animation by yourself, with solely faint hope of “the cavalry” (e.g. Netfilx cash or the Pixar fleet of animators) coming that can assist you notice (and distribute and generate income from) your imaginative and prescient. As an grownup viewer, what are we on the lookout for from this medium?

We discuss what precisely constitutes “indie,” shorts vs. options, how the picture pertains to the narration, realism or its avoidance, and extra. Watch Benjamin’s movie with Daniel Gamburg, “Eight Nights.”

A few of our different examples embody Jérémy Clapin’s I Lost My Body and Skhizein, World of Tomorrow, If Anything Happens I Love You, The Opposites Game, Windup, Fritz the Cat, Spike & Mike’s Sick and Twisted Festival of Animation, and Image Union.

Hear a number of lists and feedback about this impartial animation:

Observe Benjamin on Instagram @bgpictures. Right here’s one thing he did for a significant movie studio that you simply would possibly acknowledge, from the movie model of A Collection of Unlucky Occasions:

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