WRITE WITH EMOTION
To have an impact on your reader, write with feeling. Don’t just share what you’ve done; also articulate why it moves you. When a student named Andreas was applying to film school to study animation, he wrote a passionate chronicle of his lifelong devotion to art and animation. For his closing, he wrote straight from his heart:
“I love animation because it is the ultimate form of storytelling. As I move through streets, what I see makes me think and get ideas for what I might next want to create, model, and move. I want nothing more from life than to wake up every day to do this work, collaborate with likeminded obsessive devotees, and contribute all I can. I hope always to be surrounded by artists who are better, smarter, faster, and wiser, so I am forever learning.
My greatest aim is to make movies that are thought-provoking, stimulate viewers’ imaginations, and pose the question, ‘Imagine if….’ To animate means to bring to life. When I make characters come to life, and every time I learn something new, I too come alive.”