Student food == Animator food
May 21, 2016 8:21 AM   Subscribe

 
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..............................i want to go to there.
posted by ELF Radio at 8:32 AM on May 21, 2016


That was lovely.
posted by AlonzoMosleyFBI at 8:33 AM on May 21, 2016


And watching Shirobako, you can see not much has changed regarding anime production - the all-nighters, the meals prepared and eaten at the office, the schedule pressure.
posted by needled at 8:36 AM on May 21, 2016 [3 favorites]


Man, that looked like the kind of stuff you cook for yourself, but not for anybody else...
posted by Sing Or Swim at 8:36 AM on May 21, 2016 [4 favorites]


What was all the stuff he put in there?
posted by gucci mane at 8:40 AM on May 21, 2016


- Mr. Miyazaki made this?

- Why would I lie?

- Everyone's scared now!

posted by adept256 at 9:01 AM on May 21, 2016 [2 favorites]


>the all-nighters, the meals prepared and eaten at the office, the schedule pressure.

"According to a Japan Animation Creators Association survey of 759 animators, the average yearly income is 1.1 million yen or approximately ten thousand dollars. Which is less than a thousand bucks a month. And that’s working, again, on average, eleven hours a day. That’s rough for a country as expensive as Japan."
posted by Sing Or Swim at 9:07 AM on May 21, 2016 [5 favorites]


Which is less than a thousand bucks a month. And that’s working, again, on average, eleven hours a day. That’s rough for a country as expensive as Japan.

Well at least they're used to ramen then.
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 9:16 AM on May 21, 2016


With mouths full of ramen
Everyone is happy
posted by chavenet at 9:22 AM on May 21, 2016 [4 favorites]


Yesssssss, needled, I was going to say, if you like this, watch Shirobako. The studio in there looks almost exactly the same. I wish that show had gone on longer. It always made me happy to watch it after a hard day's work.
posted by limeonaire at 9:25 AM on May 21, 2016


> It always made me happy to watch it after a hard day's work.

Haha, really? I couldn't get mr. needled to watch it with me because he said it was too much like reliving work ...

It is very reminiscent of a software development shop - the daily standup, last minute requirement changes, project manager watching the schedule collapse, the customer telling you how to do things, developers going MIA, etc. etc.
posted by needled at 9:33 AM on May 21, 2016


This post is particularly interesting to me, not just because I watched Spirited Away for the first time today, but also because near the end I made myself some ramen. I was eating the ramen probably about thirty minutes before this post was submitted.

Absorbing, immersive, magical film, and the ramen (Nissin, curry flavour with fried beancurd) were delicious too :)
posted by ZJQJ at 10:13 AM on May 21, 2016 [2 favorites]


My favorite part of that Behind the scenes special (it's included in the Spirited Away DVD) is when Miyazaki is trying to make it easier for the (very young) animators to picture certain movements by referencing how other animals move.

On how Haku the dragon would be crashing on the floor:

"You know, like an eel flopping around when it's being gutted."

The animator in front of him would be nodding, like, oh, yeah, of course.

Miyazaki: "Have you seen an eel resisting?"

Animator: "...actually, I think I haven't."

Miyazaki shakes his head: "Japanese culture is doomed..."

Then, explaining the scene where they force the dragon's mouth open:

Miyazaki: "Like when you feed a dog, you grab its nose from the side. The dog would clench its teeth and the gums would stick out like this, right?..."

Animators: "..."

Miyazaki, incredulous: "Do you have a dog? Does anyone have a dog?"

Animators: "..."

Miyazaki: "This is pathetic!"
posted by infinitelives at 10:27 AM on May 21, 2016 [21 favorites]


how is this stuff not embarrassing? feed and pay your employees
posted by enkmar at 10:50 AM on May 21, 2016 [3 favorites]


enkmar: "how is this stuff not embarrassing? feed and pay your employees"

This film shows Miyazaki feeding his employees.
posted by chavenet at 11:32 AM on May 21, 2016 [11 favorites]


How many people here know what it is like to become or work as an animator? lol. Like, actually...

I remember another video on Youtube where Miyazaki talked about how one of his animators' parents commented to him that they were so glad that "they had a stable job at a studio like his" and Miyazaki just laughed, and laughed, and laughed. The animation industry is so intense, brutal, draining, and amazing, and I don't even know how it all manages to hang together business-wise. I'm having trouble finding it, but I wouldn't be surprised if it was from this same documentary.
posted by yueliang at 3:24 PM on May 21, 2016


We need more info on the eating habits of American animators, especially the early greats, considering the general atmosphere of Warner Bros.' "Termite Terrace". (And a now-disabled-account MeFite HAS eaten Thanksgiving dinner with Chuck Jones AND Mel Blanc)
posted by oneswellfoop at 3:47 PM on May 21, 2016


So much funny about this.

The expert in Italian cuisine.

'Salt-flavoured' noodles.

Ten! Ten is the limit!

People passed out and face-desking.

The fellow that throws down a sheaf of papers as an improvised table-mat.

And yeah, Miyazaki made this? Everyone is scared.

Spirited Away is fantastic. If you haven't seen it stop reading this and watch it NOW. And while people have remarked how messed up their labour rights are, it really paid off, they can all be proud, and it's plain everyone there loves Miyazaki and want his dreams to come true.
posted by adept256 at 4:21 PM on May 21, 2016 [1 favorite]


And of course, anyone familiar with Ponyo will be surprised at the lack of HAM!
posted by adept256 at 4:25 PM on May 21, 2016


And of course, anyone familiar with Ponyo will be surprised at the lack of HAM!

...though anyone familiar with Porco Rosso might not be?
posted by juv3nal at 4:44 PM on May 21, 2016 [2 favorites]


I'm ready for a Miyazaki Ramen movie.
posted by Liquidwolf at 4:46 PM on May 21, 2016


Miyazaki appears to have retired for real this time, but here's the trailer for the latest Studio Ghibli film, The Red Turtle, a French-Japanese co-production which premiered at Cannes this year.
posted by needled at 5:29 PM on May 21, 2016


Ah! I got a chance to see the whole behind the scenes one time and loved this part so much! This and Ponyo inspired me to start my tiny bowl ramen meals, where random stuff goes into the bowl and is cooked in oiling water and an egg or cheese is added on top.
posted by Deoridhe at 6:40 PM on May 21, 2016


"Ramen was a mistake" - Hayao Miyazaki
posted by Infernarl at 8:21 PM on May 21, 2016


The documentary Kingdom of Dreams and Madness, which is an extended interview with Miyazaki (includes more ramen) about his story and life at Studio Ghibli, is really interesting and a bit sad. It was on Netflix Canada recently.
posted by sneebler at 6:38 AM on May 22, 2016


What was all the stuff he put in there?

From the frying pan? Mushrooms and green onions/scallions. Beaten eggs. The powder looked like instant chicken stock powder, maybe from the packets of instant ramen? I more or less ate this same meal when I pulled late-nighters in University.

Very charming vignette of a great artist and his crew.
posted by Ashwagandha at 1:39 PM on May 22, 2016


What is this from? I keep coming across it, but I can never find the source.
posted by _Synesthesia_ at 7:14 PM on May 22, 2016


I'm not sure from context but I think infinitelives said upthread that it was from the Behind The Scenes documentary that is an extra on the Spirited Away DVD.
posted by Tell Me No Lies at 7:34 AM on May 23, 2016


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