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Re: Looper development and production costs?

I think one of the reasons I seem a bit curt on this subject is that I 
work very hard every day as a visual designer.  I wouldn't THINK of 
trying to design the guts of a piece of digital electronics, or write 
the code that makes it go.  So, why does the opposite hold true?  I find 
this all the time.

  While in college, my C++ instructor, seeing that I was uninterested in 
programming, decided to show me the wonders of java on his web page.  IT 
WAS HORRIBLE in every way.  Seriously ugly, with every annoying animated 
gif he could find jammed into a train wreck of a page.  I laughed at him 
and he seemed perplexed.  "What?" he asked.  I just replied, I'm glad 
there are people like you in the world, as I'm glad there are people 
like me.  The point is, I know what I can and can't do.  I have no 
problem saying, "that's not my bag, man!"

Why (especially when it comes to my field, graphics and animation) does 
everyone in the world think, "sure, I'll just change the font in my cad 
program and it will be fine."  ***Now, I'm not talking about stuff 
people do for their own enjoyment, and I'm not saying that not having an 
education makes you bad at something.***  If you enjoy doing something, 
do it.  Don't let anyone discourage you.  If you've never had a single 
lesson, but spend hours learning and practicing something, you can stop 
reading now.  But if it's something you "dabble in" and you know it's 
"not your bag" and someone is paying you to do it, go and get some help 
from someone who is passionate about it.  Much of the world is mediocher 
because of this attitude.  I constantly pass on jobs because I know I 
really don't have the skill set to do it right.  Why do so many people 
have a problem with doing the same?

Mark Sottilaro

On Tuesday, October 16, 2001, at 08:33 AM, rich wrote:

>> Not a problem.  Common mistake people not educated in the visual arts
>> make.  You can't judge a book by a cover, but everyone does.
> just to clarify here, Mark. Was it that email failed to transmit my 
> sarcasm, or are you assuming that i am uneducated in the visual arts?
> rich
>> Mark
>> rich wrote:
>>>  gosh, what was i thinking?  thank you for setting me straight.
>>>  i keep forgetting that everybody buys gear for the same reason...
>>>  what a dunce i am.
>>  > rich