Tim Burton

A lot of things you see as a child remain with you… you spend a lot of your life trying to recapture the experience. – Tim Burton

If I were in the shoes of these students, I would of probably be asking the same questions to Tim Burton about my work too.

“What are the strengths and weaknesses you see in my film?”

Tim Burton, being the simple, frustrated, creative man he is, responds “being an animator is already a weakness.”

I don’t think they got it.

Back to back, students who screened their films before this great director kept on asking the same thing. I can see how they, all of us, seek approval, permission, and validation for being original. For being creative.

Why is that?

I know some of us believe in measurements, constructive criticisms, and feedback. But when it comes to art, do we really need it? Isn’t enough that we’re doing something that some only wish they can do. And the only way to get better is by discovering yourself, your voice, and doing it all over again?


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