Monty Python animator and noted film director Terry Gilliam (Brazil, 12 Monkeys) discusses his animation techniques on Bob Godfrey's Do-It-Yourself Animation Show in 1974. According to Cartoon Brew: "Godfrey’s show, which made animation accessible to the masses by taking the mystery out of the production process, was vastly influential and inspired an entire generation of kids in England, including Nick Park, who created Wallace & Gromit, Jan Pinkava, who directed the Pixar short Geri's Game, and Richard Bazley, an animator on Pocahontas, Hercules, and The Iron Giant."

Gilliam's advice in the '70s video still resonates today, suggesting: "The whole point of animation to me is to tell a story, make a joke, express an idea. The technique itself doesn't really matter. Whatever works is the thing to use."

Wonderful stuff.

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