Animation is a godless monster. It’s sheer size is yet to be realised, and those that have tried to tame it have lost their minds (a.k.a. Richard Williams).
Among those lost souls that have been captured by it’s siren song, there are great draftsmen, innovators, storytellers, visionaries, and tireless madmen, but no gods.
Though of our generation, one animator that I believe deserves a mention is calebdwood. Caleb Wood doesn’t just make things move nice, but his ideas exist within the movement. Animation can be a vessel for good stories, or good art and design, but Caleb demonstrates concepts that are not only expressed best through animation, but can only exist within animation. If people like him can shift our understanding of what animation is, then we’ll be a little bit closer to conquering that mountain.
I’m 21 (107 in dog years)