sensis is 5 years old today. we got cupcakes. blue ones.
Friday, August 31, 2007
Friday, August 17, 2007
This links in to an article about creativity on Marc Andreesen's blog:
Quality of output does not vary by age... which means, of course, that attempting to improve your batting average of hits versus misses is a waste of time as you progress through a creative career. Instead you should just focus on more at-bats -- more output. Think about that one.
Marc Andreesen was one of the founders of Netscape, back when they were a browser company.
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Monday, August 06, 2007
Yesterday we took the kids to the Pixar exhibition at the ACMI in Melbourne.
They had loads of artwork and models from the Pixar archives, and you get to see how the characters and films evolved from their initial ideas. It's also a great demonstration of how talented their artists are. There's this perception that they don't have to do much, that because they're using computers the artist doesn't have any input. Once you see their story boards and how much detail and thought goes into the whole process, you can't help but be impressed.
There's also the 3-D zoetrope which is just incredible. Well worth the price of admission on its own.
I've found a video on you tube which gives you an idea of what it's like. The quality is not brilliant, but still...