Nick Cross is an award-winning Canadian independent animator. His works include The Waif of Persephone, Yellow Cake, Pig Farmer, and Black Sunrise.
Cameron Archer: does the future of animation hold, in your opinion? Will animation migrate to the web, as a lot of it has, or are commercial television & film still the carrots that drive the stick?
Nick Cross: think that the web will become more and more integral to the future of animation. Most, if not all, of the best [animation pieces] being produced right now are short films that are shown exclusively on the web. Sites like Vimeo are doing a lot to raise the bar, by only showing original work in high quality. I don’t think television or cinema will die out, but they will have to share their audience a lot more with the web.
TAAFI 2012, Photo from Indie Animation Panel - Nick Cross explaining how he self finances his films