A friend referred me to a client who needed animators for a film he was producing. The client was a recent film grad with no experience in animation. He recruited recent/current animation students and expected us to produce a 7-8 minute long short in the style of “Paperman”, an animated short whose style was considered revolutionary for its time.
No preproduction. No set deadline. No pay. He wanted us to get started on animation immediately and expected us to run the whole production process on our own. There were only four people on the whole production team.