The Pixar touch : the making of a company / by Price, David A.(David Andrew),1961-;
Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-292) and index.Anaheim -- In the garage -- Lucasfilm -- Steve Jobs -- Pixar, Inc. -- Making it fly - 1 -- Making it fly - 2 -- "It seemed like all-out war" -- Crisis in monstropolis -- Emeryville -- Homecoming.A look at the company that forever changed the film industry, "The Pixar Touch" is a story of technical innovation that revolutionized animation--and ended up a multibillion-dollar success.--From publisher description.
Subjects: Pixar (Firm); Animated films; Computer animation.;
© 2008., Alfred A. Knopf,
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Creativity, inc. : [electronic resource] : overcoming the unseen forces that stand in the way of true inspiration. by Catmull, Ed.; Altschuler, Peter.;
Narrator: Peter Altschuler.NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER | NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Huffington Post • Financial Times • SuccessInc.Library JournalFrom Ed Catmull, co-founder (with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter) of Pixar Animation Studios, the Academy Award–winning studio behind Inside Out and Toy Story, comes an incisive book about creativity in business and leadership—sure to appeal to readers of Daniel Pink, Tom Peters, and Chip and Dan Heath. Fast Company raves that Creativity, Inc. "just might be the most thoughtful management book ever."Creativity, Inc. is a book for managers who want to lead their employees to new heights, a manual for anyone who strives for originality, and the first-ever, all-access trip into the nerve center of Pixar Animation—into the meetings, postmortems, and "Braintrust" sessions where some of the most successful films in history are made. It is, at heart, a book about how to build a creative culture—but it is also, as Pixar co-founder and president Ed Catmull writes, "an expression of the ideas that I believe make the best in us possible." For nearly twenty years, Pixar has dominated the world of animation, producing such beloved films as the Toy Story trilogy, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Up, WALL-E, and Inside Out, which have gone on to set box-office records and garner thirty Academy Awards. The joyousness of the storytelling, the inventive plots, the emotional authenticity: In some ways, Pixar movies are an object lesson in what creativity really is. Here, in this book, Catmull reveals the ideals and techniques that have made Pixar so widely admired—and so profitable. As a young man, Ed Catmull had a dream: to make the first computer-animated movie. He nurtured that dream as a Ph.D. student at the University of Utah, where many computer science pioneers got their start, and then forged a partnership with George Lucas that led, indirectly, to his founding Pixar with Steve Jobs and John Lasseter in 1986. Nine years later, Toy Story was released, changing animation forever. The essential ingredient in that movie's success—and in the thirteen movies that followed—was the unique environment that Catmull and his colleagues built at Pixar, based on leadership and management philosophies that protect the creative process and defy convention, such as:Give a good idea to a mediocre team, and they will screw it up. But give a mediocre idea to a great team, and they will either fix it or come up with something better.If you don't strive to uncover what is unseen and understand its nature, you will be ill prepared to lead. It's not the manager's job to prevent risks. It's the manager's job to make it safe for others to take them.The cost of preventing errors is often far greater than the cost of fixing them. A company's communication structure should not mirror its organizational structure. Everybody should be able to talk to anybody. Praise for Creativity, Inc."Over more than thirty years, Ed Catmull has developed methods to root out and destroy the barriers to creativity, to marry creativity to the pursuit of excellence, and, most impressive, to sustain a culture of disciplined creativity during setbacks and success."—Jim Collins, co-author of Built to Last and author of Good to Great "Too often, we seek to keep the status quo working. This is a book about breaking it."—Seth GodinFrom the Hardcover edition.Requires OverDrive Listen (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive app (file size: 362166 KB).
Subjects: Electronic books.; Creative ability in business.; Corporate culture.; Organizational effectiveness.; Pixar (Firm); Nonfiction.; Biography & Autobiography.; Business.; Performing Arts.;
© 2014., Random House Audio,
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Finding Nemo / by Stanton, Andrew,screenwriter,film director.; Walters, Graham(Producer),film producer.; Unkrich, Lee,film director.; Peterson, Bob,1961-screenwriter.; Reynolds, David(Dave),screenwriter.; Brooks, Albert,1947-voice actor.; Rush, Geoffrey,1951-voice actor.; Dafoe, Willem,voice actor.; Perkins, Elizabeth,1960-voice actor.; DeGeneres, Ellen,voice actor.; Gould, Alexander,1994-voice actor.; Calahan, Sharon,director of photography.; Lasky, Jeremy,director of photography.; Salter, David Ian,1966-editor of moving image work.; Walt Disney Pictures,presenter,publisher.; Pixar (Firm),production company.; Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm),distributor.;
DVD, NTSC, region 1, widescreen (1.78:1), 5.1 Dolby digital, 2.0 Dolby digital.Albert Brooks, Geoffrey Rush, Willem Dafoe, Elizabeth Perkins, Ellen Degeneres, Alexander Gould.Music by Thomas Newman ; story supervisors, Ronnie del Carmen, Dan Jeup, Jason Katz ; film editor, David Ian Salter ; supervising technical director, Oren Jacobs ; production designer, Ralph Eggleston ; directors of photography, Sharon Calahan, Jeremy Lasky ; supervising animator, Dylan Brown ; production manager, Lindsey Collins ; sound designer, Gary Rydstrom ; orchestrations by Thomas Pasatieri ; original story, Andrew Stanton.MPAA rating: G.In the depths of the Great Barrier Reef, Marlin, an overly protective clownfish, embarks on a daring rescue mission when his beloved son, Nemo, gets scooped up by a diver. With his unforgettable friend Dory by his side, Marlin encounters an ocean full of memorable comedic characters on his momentous journey to find Nemo.Academy Awards, 2004: Best Animated Feature.Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, 2004: Best Animated Film; Best Supporting Actress (DeGeneres)
Subjects: Anemonefishes; Missing children; Fathers and sons; Aquariums;
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The Incredibles / by Bird, Brad,1957-screenwriter,film director,voice actor.; Walker, John,1956 April 21-film producer.; Lasseter, John,film producer.; Lucroy, Janet,1970-director of photography.; Lin, Patrick(Pat),director of photography.; Jimenez, Andrew,director of photography.; Nelson, Craig T.,voice actor.; Hunter, Holly,1958-voice actor.; Jackson, Samuel L.,voice actor.; Lee, Jason,1970-voice actor.; Fox, Spencer,voice actor.; Vowell, Sarah,1969-voice actor.; Peña, Elizabeth,voice actor.; Luckey, Bud,1934-voice actor.; Clark, Kimberly Adair,voice actor.; Ratzenberger, John,voice actor.; Giacchino, Michael,composer (expression); Rae, Kori,film producer.; Andrews, Mark.; Schaffer, Stephen(Film editor),editor of moving image work.; Sayre, Rick,technical director.; Romano, Lou,production designer.; Fucile, Tony,production designer,animator.; Newton, Teddy,production designer.; Hunter, Steven Clay,animator.; Barillaro, Alan,animator.; Eggleston, Ralph,art director.; Imagire, Bryn,art director.; Wise, Bill.; Henne, Mark Thomas.; Hardwidge, Nigel.; Karpman, Sandra.; Schreiter, Don.; Sarafian, Katherine,assistant producer.; Thom, Randy,sound designer.; Walt Disney Pictures,presenter.; Pixar (Firm),production company.; Walt Disney Home Entertainment (Firm); Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm)fds;
DVD format; region 1, NTSC; Widescreen (2.39:1) presentation ; enhanced for 16 x 9 televisions ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, EX, THX.Voices: Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter, Samuel L. Jackson, Jason Lee, Spencer Fox, Sarah Vowell, Elizabeth Peña, Bud Luckey, Brad Bird, Kimberly Adair Clark, John Ratzenberger.Associate producer, Kori Rae ; music by Michael Giacchino ; story supervisor, Mark Andrews ; film editor, Stephen Schaffer ; supervising technical director, Rick Sayre ; production designer, Lou Romano ; character design, Tony Fucile & Teddy Newton ; supervising animators, Tony Fucile, Steven Clay Hunter, Alan Barillaro ; art director, Ralph Eggleston ; shading art director, Bryn Imagire ; character supervisor, Bill Wise ; hair & cloth simulation supervisor, Mark Thomas Henne ; sequence supervisor, Nigel Hardwidge ; effects supervisor, Sandra Karpman ; rendering supervisor, Don Schreiter ; production manager, Katherine Sarafian ; sound designer, Randy Thom.MPAA rating: PG; for action violence."Bob and his wife Helen used to be among the world's greatest crime fighters, saving lives and battling evil on a daily basis. Fifteen years later, they have been forced to adopt civilian identities and retreat to the suburbs where they live "normal" lives with their three kids, Violet, Dash, and Jack-Jack. Itching to get back into action, Bob gets his chance when a mysterious communication summons him to a remote island for a top secret assignment. He soon discovers that it will take a super family effort to rescue the world from total destruction."--Back of container.Academy Awards, 2005: Best Animated Feature Film, Best Sound Editing (Silvers, Thom) ; Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards, 2004: LAFCA Award - Best Animation; Best Music Score (Michael Giacchino).disc 1. Feature film -- disc 2. Bonus material: Jack-Jack attack, Boundin'.
Subjects: Video recordings for the hearing impaired.; Superhero films.; Comedy films.; Video recordings.; Heroes; Criminal investigation; Criminal behavior;
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Extreme teams : why Pixar, Netflix, AirBnB, and other cutting-edge companies succeed where most fail / by Shaw, Robert Bruce;
Includes bibliographical references and index.Introduction: revolutionizing the way we work -- Results and relationships -- Foster a shared obsession -- Value fit over experience -- Focusing more, then less -- Push harder, push softer -- Take comfort in discomfort -- Teams at the extremes."Great achievements are almost always the work of a great team. But most leaders rely on decades-old ideas and practices about teams developed by companies that have lost their edge. Times change and so must our teams. Those who cling to outdated views of teamwork and team building will be left behind. So what do you need to do to create a team that can successfully face the challenges of today's world? To answer that question, Robert Bruce Shaw examines the work practices of innovative high-growth companies such as Whole Foods, Pixar, and Netflix. These firms became groundbreaking leaders in their industries, in part, by boldly rewriting the rules of teamwork. Extreme Teams provides a detailed analysis of how the leaders at these companies think and operate--and, in particular, describes their approaches for creating high energy teams that deliver extraordinary results. You will learn in Extreme Teams: how Alibaba strives to hire the right people--not the best people; why co-workers determine if you stay or go at Whole Foods; the benefit to Airbnb of letting its employees determine the projects on which they work; how employees at Patagonia have nearly complete control over their work and play hours; what Pixar does to avoid repeating what worked for it in the past; why Netflix rewards average performance with a generous severance package; what will get you fired at Zappos--and it's not what you think. Filled with success stories from some of the most exciting firms operating today, Extreme Teams will push you to think about teams in new ways. It is filled with pragmatic suggestions that you can use to move your team to the next level of engagement and performance. This is the book for those who want to go beyond traditional approaches to teamwork and build truly great groups" --Book jacket.
Subjects: Teams in the workplace.;
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