I don’t know how many of you have seen independent animator/graphic artist James Curran’s unofficial credit sequence for the upcoming Tin Tin film, but he just received his just reward for doing something he loved with no expectation for remuneration. A job. From Steven Spielberg:
He created a beautifully realized, elegant animated credit sequence for the opening titles of Tin Tin. He was obviously influenced by the Catch Me if You Can titles or those of Otto Preminger, and just had a burr under his saddle to make something. It took him about a month, and then, he just put it out there. This is exactly what I’m talking about when I encourage student or independent filmmakers to keep making their own stuff. Eventually, the professional level of your craft with elevate to a point where it could draw notice from the right people. I’m not saying it’s going to be Steven Spielberg, but with enough perseverance and hard work, as James Curran can attest, there is no limit to what you can achieve.