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shlaifu
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09 Jun 2021, 7:00 pm

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So, for these kind of films. What is the difference between a director who never directed anime and a newcomer who wants to direct a segment?


depends on the person - do they know anything about filmmaking/visual storytelling? the production pipeline? - in case of anime in particular: are they japanese (not just whether they speak japanese - the making off of tekkonkinkreet had interviews with staff, who all said they were highly sceptical of the non-japanese director (even though Michael Arias had been living in japan and working in anime for twenty years).

frankly: it will be very, very hard to direct anime without any prior animation experience, not even some indie animations and/or a degree in animation.
as I understand it, japanese work environments are structured by respect. that has to be earned first, somehow. also: directing is really difficult. you'd actually want some practice so you know ehat you're doing. it's A LOT of decisions under pressure, and a lot of people's livelihoods depending on these decisions. Animation needs a lot of planning, because it's so labour-intensive, and the director needs to think about all sorts of things way in advance.


it would be much, much easier to get something made in the US or some parts of Europe, France in particular.
if you can get funding, production in china is also an option, but you'll need someone with experience to help you with that.


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09 Jun 2021, 7:41 pm

Okay. Can directing these kind of films really affect your career?



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13 Jun 2021, 8:03 am

ivyeight6 wrote:
Okay. Can directing these kind of films really affect your career?


not sure what you mean by that.
"directing those things" is a career


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13 Jun 2021, 8:51 am

I meant. If it fails.



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13 Jun 2021, 2:41 pm

? I'm lost. if what fails?

can you maybe write in longer sentences than just three words?


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13 Jun 2021, 2:56 pm

I meant that starting your directing career with these kind of films can be possibly end your career.



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13 Jun 2021, 3:35 pm

ivyeight6 wrote:
I meant that starting your directing career with these kind of films can be possibly end your career.


nah. they're not equal to porn in that respect.
and even people who started out in porn, both directing and acting, have made it into mainstream/hollywood cinema.

Michael Arias, who worked in cg before directing Tekkonkinkreet, went on to direct a live-action feature.

And even the "worst director" in the world, Uwe Boll, has made some serious, and actually not bad films, after decades of cheap splatter films based on video-games.


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13 Jun 2021, 3:55 pm

I also thought starting off your directing career with anthology films was a bad idea.



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13 Jun 2021, 7:49 pm

it comes back to a financial question: can you get it made in the first place? will it be successful and create new opportunities this way?
if you talk people into investing in your film, and it fails financially, they're not likely to invest again.
anthology films haven't been a crowd magnet in the past, so every step is just a bit harder than it would already be.


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14 Jun 2021, 9:50 am

Okay. I thought starting off your directing career with anthology films was a bad idea.



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29 Jun 2021, 6:52 pm

Okay. Why is that we haven't seen more?