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Anthrocon - Any artists willing to be interveiwed?

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Sci

The Sci-Fi Fox
First off, yes I've enquired about getting a press-pass, and no I didn't get it. Aparently noone does though, because it might generate bad publicity, so this isn't out of the ordinary.
However, as long as I keep the filming to private hotel rooms, or off convention property, it should be fine. Or mention the name of the convention.

See, I'm coming to AC this year. My first time! One of my current projects is also trying to put together a free-to-web video. So, I figured, why not try and kill two birds with one stone?
I wanted to do a bit on copyright, but that's a bit dry, so I thought of instead doing it about Art and the Internet. Which works well, because who puts more unique images onto the internet than furrys?

Well, pornographers. But I'm going to Pittsburgh, not California.

The show's name is "The Scavengers Workshop", and it relates to literal and metaphorical collection and resuse. Yes, I know that's not very helpful, but I haven't yet been able to describe it all in one sentance. Best bet's to read the About section on the show website, here: http://www.sci-fi-fox.com/multimedia/workshop/

I currently have only two artists confirmed (Frisket and Vintage) and one maybe, so could certainly use a few more, even if for no other reason than redundency. Afterall, things often come up that force a change of plans, especially at a busy con.
But if you think you might have a free 5 minutes to talk on camera, maybe while you're sketching something or chilling out after a long day, then please don't hesitate to contact me! My email's apwl23@dsl.pipex.com

The questions are pre-prepared, and the format will likely be myself asking a question, then editing together various artists replys in blocks. Possibly also inserting footage of example pieces of your artwork with a caption, to show artists styles and maybe what they charged for doing it.
Yes, I'm also trying to pimp furry artists to the world in general. The talent-pool in Furry is staggering, and yet so few outside it know about it. So, feel free to use this as some free advertising for you or your work!
First time your face is on screen, they'll be a caption with the name you wish to go under, and whatever reference link you like for people to find out more through. The show will eventually be available for download with a reference-pack giving these links and details in text format. Possibly also subtitle files if I become masochistic enough to do that too.

Even if I end up not using your footage because of time or content, your details will still go in the reference pack. It's also possible I might create a stand-alone extended version for the episodes "bonus feature/extras" section.

To help you decide if you might be interested, the interveiw questions are listed below. I hope to hear back from some of you, or at very least somewhere more usefull I can stick my advert. ^_^;
If you want more details, just ask!

The questions, post-self-introduction:
So, how long have you been a part of the fandom? Has it changed much during your association with it?

Do you draw mostly for yourself, or is it more requests or commisions?

What do you find inspires you best, or gets you in the mood to create for either type?

How much does your work affect your outlook on life, or just the fandom?

Does the work you produce exclusively for the fandom have any unique challenges involved? Do any particular pros or cons pressent themselves?

Most artists specify not to copy or redistribute their work. Have you ever had art stolen from you, or reused in any way without your permission? If so, how do you deal with it?

Do you ever feel pressured to remain in a nische, or do you feel quite comfortable keeping in one broad genre?

How do you handle dry patches? Artists block? In trying to brake-through, do you feel pressured to keep inside one particular style or genre? Does having paid commisions help you draw?

With the increasing amount of multimedia and tools available on the internet, do you find yourself more tempted toward animation or other media?
 

Evol

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Hmm... email me at eatglitter at gmail.com. I may be interested.
 

Dragoneer

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If you want to interview me, eh... why not. I'd be up for that. My bloated ego will lend itself to the cause. =)
 

Sci

The Sci-Fi Fox
<p>Evol, emailed.<br />
Dragoneer, thankyou! I'm not certain, but I think you're the first male artist to be interested. Allways hard to judge by purely online profiles, but I think the list so far is distinctly skewed. ^_^;;<br />
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I'm just figuring out the logistics of how to find out when people are free at the con. It's probably going to involve me getting my mobile phone enabled for US networks, or use of a pin-board.</p>


And sorry for the slow reply! I tried a few days ago, but the machine kept locking up when I came to the forums. o_o;
 

Popabear

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Sadly, I wont be there, friends of mine will be there, but when I looked at the dates I had a flip: I'm moving during the following week and ont hat weekend I already sold my soul to a Larp DnD thing.

dang, to bad you dont do online interview, I'm tempted ^_^

but what the hell, jsut for the fun of it:

So, how long have you been a part of the fandom? Has it changed much during your association with it?
-"It's all a point of View I guess, afterall, my first Character with a background story was made at 14 years old... and she was a cute mouse ^_^. Wow, that 14 years ago already. But, in truth, to have realize that I'm actuly into such a thing, was only realized almost 6-5 years ago, when drawing for online people was a weekly thing (thank you online games!). I've bene online for almost 10 years now, And I tell you, It has changed in so many ways... not only int he nomber of people present, but how Free and daring people ahve become in Expressing thems elf in art. =) " -

Do you draw mostly for yourself, or is it more requests or commisions?
-"I'm selfish I guess: I use othere people as a excuse to draw for my self , it's a mix realy, To personal ideas, to RP character to draw characters to firend and to, yes, Commissions, because commissions will always make wana impress the person I'm drawing for, I better my self ... anyway, THats what I tell my self =D "-

What do you find inspires you best, or gets you in the mood to create for either type?
-"Roleplay, good hard long Roleplay, X-rated to not, it's very much a matter how and who I'm roleplaying with, But I'd say, right now,t hats my main imagination drive. I also have personal projects, naturaly, but It's so much fun to draw a RP with soemone else because, not only dose it apply someone else that will be trilled you did a drawing of them, but it also add a spice tot he art that would probably not been there int he first palce."-

How much does your work affect your outlook on life, or just the fandom?
-"See, the problem with msot people is that, no matter how well you discribe your character, no 2 person will see it as the same. THats where I love drawing sometihng for me, or for someone. Drawing there character int he best way they think it looks like, so, when someone reads a discripstion of the fursonia, well, you have sometihng to base your self on. Not only that, but more ofthen then not, it makes the character whole."-

Does the work you produce exclusively for the fandom have any unique challenges involved? Do any particular pros or cons pressent themselves?
-"Oh god, you have no idea, It's a every day conflic, First, a artist is almost NEVEr happy with it's art, no mater what people say of it. Second, Furrys are not like drawing humans, the moment you learn how to draw one speacies, you endup trying to learn how to draw a whole new race, it's insane, it never stops, it time consuming, hair pulling insanity AND OGD KNOWS HOW I LOVE IT!!! Maybe thats why I love drawing in a world of animal kind: There's always a chalange and a chance to better my self as a artist."-

Most artists specify not to copy or redistribute their work. Have you ever had art stolen from you, or reused in any way without your permission? If so, how do you deal with it?
-"I have, it's delima for me. Personaly, as long as someone not using it as Public, making money of it or abusing it, I dont have much problem with it. After all, I do draw to Entertane people. THe problem starts here: I do whant, one day, to actuly make a living out fo this, and it's where it's starts to be confusing. So, I jsut take a step back, take a big breath and, shrug, I wont stop drawing for this. I tag my drawings with my logo, and if it's a drawing I REALY dont wana people to abuse, well I just Drop the Tag RIGHT over the drawing, It makes me feel better ^_^"-

Do you ever feel pressured to remain in a nische, or do you feel quite comfortable keeping in one broad genre?
-"It seem ym brain wont translate in english ont hat question! lol , well, let's see, I'm always trying to style, and I simply love trying new things ... let's jsut say my chain has a LOT of range on subjects ^_^"-

How do you handle dry patches? Artists block? In trying to brake-through, do you feel pressured to keep inside one particular style or genre? Does having paid commisions help you draw?
-"See, thats where Roleplay comes in, Online chat, Forums, Online games ... TV.... *cough* porn. I meen, for a idea, I'll get it about anyplace, but 90% time, from a RP moment or a commission or a request. As for the style, it's my defect, I like trying all sort of ways to draw, I'm always envying othere artist, not jalousy, mind you, more in a taste of wanting to try it, see if the style fits ^_^. but some like to stay int here ways, and thats good. But persoanly, I pride my self to Draw anything I wanto, any style I want to when I feel the need too ... I guess I'm a free spirit liek that =) "-

With the increasing amount of multimedia and tools available on the internet, do you find yourself more tempted toward animation or other media?
-"Naturaly! I meen, comeone! who would NOt want there drawings come to life!?!?. But this sayed, you have to be realistic, as Realife and time seme to be always there to slap you back to earth. I have Tryed 3D, Flash, animation... I realized I was good with 2D drawings, and, I'm gona embrace that talent. In life, I think epople should find what there good at and embrace it, in truth, There's people lot better then me at 3D and animation, let them do it ... I'll make sure to fillt he Drawing part ^_^
 

Sci

The Sci-Fi Fox
A real shame you're not going to be there Popabear! Those are some excellent answers!
Unfortunatly, blocks of text in video don't make for entertaining veiwing. There is one other option. If you have access to a webcam that can record at 25fps, then you could read your answers into the cam and I could edit it in alright. It's not a favoured option, as my camera's borderline broadcast quality and it'd make for a big change in quality to add in a lot of webcam footage. But one or two I think I can cope with. :)
 
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