The corridors were full of attendees lining up for the talks. There was a dealer floor where all manner of how-to books on screenwriting could be sampled. And writing software, let's not forget. Didn't get to take as many photos as I wanted. Bumped into many L.A. friends, it was like a reunion.
Da Story. The Pixar day of panels were well attended and we had a blast doing the talks. My brother Louie made it, as well as friends Glen and Vyvan. I missed Andrew's talk but that's only because it was packed. Later that evening I had dinner with my son, Geo, who's already on his first year in UC Irvine.
The Pixar talks were not rehearsed and all resonated the same thing: The structure of leadership in the company revolves around the concept that Pixar's projects are director-driven. The movies are made by those storytellers. It starts there. Oh, by the way, its about story, story, story. Nobody knows everything and not everything is precise, being human after all. We all do the best we can. My view is that the company provides the conditions where making mistakes is not a career ending gaff but is viewed as par for the course in order for all to contribute openly.
Soap box off. Be well, all.
Animation Guild blog on Andrew Stanton's Keynote talk.
Random Anomalies post.
UPDATE. Jeremy Bernstein did caricatures of, well, almost anyone in sight. Check out his post on the day's activities. Below is his rendition of our Storyboard talk. Thanks, Jeremy. Romney Marino sent me a jpeg. Had to post here, hope you don't mind.
Cartoon Brew post about the drawings.
Captain Yolk blog