Eight Creativity Lessons from a Pixar Animator

Pixar’s animated features have a kind of magic all their own. In this article, Pixar animator Bernhard Haux shares eight lessons in creativity:

Lots of hard work, tiny but amazing results. When Pixar created Brave, deleted scenes that didn’t make the final cut would have made the movie 5 times as long. A ton of little visual jokes didn’t make the movie. That means that hours and hours of creative, brilliant work were thrown out, and only the best of the best of all of this creative process actually was used. That’s a lot of amazing stuff, to get very little. That means what we actually see is of incredible quality.

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