i thought the more interesting parts were just hearing him and others talking about the specificity of storytelling.
i've come to the conclusion that, at least potentially, animated shorts could be the single greatest form of storytelling that we have. because the animation aspect gives us the opportunity to break from the laws of physics and forces the world to adhere to the rules created by the story itself.
True but it's not that such a thing can't be accomplished with a live action film.
and the length allows us a more realistic opportunity to specify every moment of action in the story (with longer narratives, the clarity tends to diminish... for example, moment-to-moment work in theatre tends to go somewhere between 20 seconds to a minute between clarified moments: that is, to say, the moments that drive the action forward. the in-between work is done by the actors and usually done on instinct rather than specific choices. film shooting seems to be similar, albeit with more clarification done during editing of course. any more specific than that would, of course, drive everyone in the room crazy. imagine saying "alright, hold" every 5 seconds of a rehearsal to clarify storytelling, yikes. with animated shorts, or shorts in general, the action is literally second by second. 5 seconds from the peak of a scene could be the peak of a completely different scene and every moment that drives the action forward is important of course. and everyone involved- animators/writers/directors/voice actors- all understand the importance of being that specific.)
Yeah. And to think a lot of idiots put off watching these old cartoons because they're "racist".
Meanwhile they proceed to watch the most banal of modern animation (like Drawn Togther) so they can lick my fucking asshole.