Monday, May 12, 2008

Just who do you work for?

"Non-partisan". I actually heard one producer use that. How far would he go, I wonder?

You wouldn't believe some of the stuff I've seen pitched. Or ads that agencies or clients wanted to produce. I don't even know if I believe in the concept of 'evil' but, if I did, I've seen it and heard it from my drawing desk.

Often, in the world we live in, making money overrides morality. It's like the "I'm just doing my job" is the out-clause for anything. Some tits even believe that's the good way of doing things - let market forces sort them out.

Well, it's a tired reference I know, but if you are a Stormtrooper on the Death Star, sooner or later someone is going to drop a proton torpedo into your little hole and blow the shit out of you. And you'll deserve it.

The last ad I ever animated on was for Pfizer. For asshole clients. It made me feel dirty. I haven't worked on an ad since. I guess I should count myself lucky that I've been able to avoid it.


Ron said...

This will cheer you up:

Bitter Animator said...

That was absolute genius. Thanks Ron, it did cheer me up no end. Have you ever seen an actor who can get his entire range into one sentence? Shatner is the ultimate acting god and I bow to him.

Mr. Trombley said...

Dear Sir,

This is not nearly as funny, but is more on topic.

That the truth wasn't blisteringly obvious shows how far we've come.