I was applying for a job yesterday at Mediatonic, when at the end of the application form they asked me to describe something special about me. “Be original and creative” they said.
Suddenly I was hit by an inspiration to write a poem about what I feel animation is to me. That would stand out now wouldn’t it?
Unfortunately I couldn’t use the whole thing and ended up shortening it to the 150 character allowance, but I quite liked it and thought I’d share. Here’s what I came up with:
A thousand worlds light the sky,
And touch our silver screens.
To flip the page, trick the eye,
Is written in my genes.
But to dance a pen across the page
To create colours form and themes.
Who wouldn’t want to live a life,
In that moment I pretty much reminded myself why I love animation. I always said that animators are lucky because we never have to fully grow-up. But I think the luckiest thing about being an animator is that we don’t have to tuck our imagination away and get on with our lives. We push ourselves to embrace it completely and share it and shape it. Being an animator is a beautiful thing!