Weekend Reading Cheat, Video: Pixar’s Ed Catmull

By Mike Valiquette

Posting on the run the past few days.  I’m in Toronto and I’m busy, busy, busy.

Here’s a great piece of video with Pixar’s Ed Catmull.

A few select quotes:

I don’t like hard rules at all. I think they’re all bullshit.

I do believe you want a vision, so you start off with a person who has a vision for a story. And we do things to try and protect that vision and its not easy to protect it, because they feel these pressures. They also have misconceptions about the creative process sometimes. We do have these people who we give a chance to on the belief they’re right, and can rise to the occasion, and we are wrong sometimes, because we can’t see what goes on in their heads. And our measure, because we can’t see inside people’s heads, is the team. If the team is functioning well, and healthy, it will solve the problem.

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3 Responses to “Weekend Reading Cheat, Video: Pixar’s Ed Catmull”

  1. What a great talk! Thanks for finding this!

  2. I love the way Ed thinks and speaks. I want his brain. Can you look into getting that for me Mike?!


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