It is a popular topic in our industry due to the demands, but when you hear what Mark has to say the answer is simpler than you think!
This could be considered great career advice or a motivational talk for anyone facing 'burn-out' at their job.
Here is a little bit about the speaker:
Mark Pullyblank spent much of the 90's working as a musician, bouncing around North America in a tour van. He began his animation career animating talking animals on the first Garfield movie. He has been an animation supervisor at Rainmaker Digital and Frantic Films, a senior animator at Sony Imageworks, and has worked in various departments at Weta Digital. His films include Peter Jackson's The Hobbit, Avatar, The Adventures of Tintin, The Smurfs, Night at the Museum, and many others. As well as being the Animation Department head of CG Spectrum, he currently works at California State University in Chico California and undertakes freelance and consulting work at film and game studios.