Thursday, February 24, 2011

"Vincent" by Tim Burton - On Perseverance

How easy is it to give up when we face rejection or ridicule? Even more so when the rejection comes from the Top, the best and most well-known in the industry.

Knowing the difference between perseverance in the awareness of our purpose vs. banging our heads against the wall in futility is a fine line (one I am still not clear on some days). Film-maker Tim Burton knew the difference, it seems.

This is less a post about masculinity than it is an example of a man who knew his talent and when rejected by Walt Disney, the biggest name in the industry, he kept his vision and found his success. We can all learn from that, I think.

This comes from Open Culture.

Vincent: Tim Burton’s Early Animated Film

October 20th, 2010

ViNcEnT from Jöl Brito on Vimeo

Back in 1982, Tim Burton worked as an apprentice animator at Disney. Burton’s style didn’t quite fit with the Disney aesthetic. And so he independently created a short, stop motion animated film simply titled “Vincent.” The style of the storytelling has been called “Dr. Seuss meets Edgar Allan Poe,” and it tells the story of a young boy who wants to be Vincent Price, the Yale-educated actor who became a fixture in American horror films starting in the late 1930s. The film runs six minutes and features Price himself providing the narration. (Read a transcript of the narrated text here.) Notably, Price later appeared in Burton’s blockbuster Edward Scissorhands. Animation World Network takes a much closer look at this early Burton work, and we have now added Vincent to our collection of Free Movies Online.

via Mike and Laughing Squid

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