I'm well aware of the fact that most people subconsciously appreciate quality whether they want to or not, I've just been wondering if I might get even more enjoyment out of what I consume if I take a more active interest in the parts that make it work. although I certainly agree I wouldn't do it the first time I'm watching something.
That’s like appreciating all the steps that go into making a pencil ready to buy. From when the wood is cut to when you hand the cashier the money. That is to say I am aware that the process but aside from that I rarely if every think any deeper on it.
There are certainly some things where I consider the process in greater detail but even then I wind up ignoring most steps as at some point you’ll reach a physical level that can barely be understood let alone appreciated.
All the time. Most of my favorite series are my favorites because I can sense the staff loved to work on the show. Loved Shirobako and the movie for this reason.
you liked the movie huh...
I try not to, since it takes away from the magic. I do sometimes think about this kind of thing when it's a solo project or small studio producing something, however and it includes strong feels of inadequacy and envy.