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Tags: Animation, Disney Animation, Ed Catmull, Harvard Business Review, Pixar, Toy Story, Wall E
Categories : Film & TV
In the September edition of the Harvard Business Review Ed Catmull, cofounder of Pixar and the president of Pixar and Disney Animation studios, talks about how Pixar leadership forsters what they call “Collective Creativity”
This is definitly an article worth reading. You can find an exec summary here as well as a link to the coinciding audio cast here.
Catmull speaks/writes about creating the right “culture” or “enviroment” that encourages people to work as a team which can turn something that looks risky or even a mediocre idea into something really good. He says it’s more about good people and not so much about the “one” good idea and that it is vital in that process that everybody is heard and everybody can communicate with anyone, but that the expectation is as well taht everybody needs to stay connected to the progress and innovation happening around them.
At the end of the article there is a nice personal note from Catmull:
“…For 20 years, I pursued a dream of making the first computer-animated film. to be honest, after that goal was realized- when we finished Toy Story – I was a bit lost. But then I realized the most exciting thing I had ever done was to help create the unique environment that allowed that film to be made. …”
Enjoy the read!
And for all of you fellow PIXAR short film lovers out there here is a special treat… ;o)
Check out: PIXAR.com & HBR.com
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Tags: Alicia Keys, All Eyes On, John Mayer, MTV, Peter Fox, Seeed, TV Advertising, White Rabbit
Categories : Music, TV Advertising
Here is a nice “Ad break”. In honor of Alicia Keys‘ new album and tour MTV Germany have put together a small series of clips with Alicia Keys and an a macho white rabbit themed “All eyes on“. They are kind of funny and if you like Alicia Keys, you will like the clips.
MTV: “All Eyes on Alicia Keys” – Clip 1
MTV:”All Eyes on Alicia Keys” – Clip 2
MTV:” All Eyes on Alicia Keys” – Clip 3
If you know Peter Fox (Seeed) you should check out his “All Eyes On” Clips too, they are pretty cool!!
Check out: mtv.de/alleyeson
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Tags: Banksy, Guerilla, New York City, Pet Shop Chicken McNuggets, Street Art, The Village, Woostercollective
Categories : Arts
Haven’t posted anything in a long time…but I thought this one might be worthwile and a good kick off into a new set of posts.
Thanks to a friend (Emmylou) as well as notcot.com I found this great piece of Banksy Art.
A few days ago Banksy opened up a walk-in piece of art. It’s a small pet store located at 89 7th Avenue between West 4th and Bleeker Street in the West Village of New York City.
The stores windows and interior are filled with a number of creepy (animatronic) installations, from a rabbit applying make up, to two Chicken McNuggets feasting over some BBQ Sauce, up to a CCTV cam attending to it’s little cam baby.
Here is a clip that gives you some more insights into the store…
Video: “BANKSY NYC Pet Store” – 1:03 min
Pretty creepy, but also pretty cool!
Check out: Woostercollective.com