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Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Creativity: Post #2--Getting Started

Getting Started—This section of the book covers Ed Catmull’s formative years—a mini autobiography. He dreamt of being an animator for Disney one day. In college, he studied physics and computer science and always wanted to merge art with computers. His first animation as a university student was a short film, “The Hand”—a great success. George Lucas hired him to work on Star Wars. There, he met John Lasseter and later linked up with Steve Jobs when Lucas sold Pixar to Jobs. Then, Jobs, Lasseter and Catmull grew Pixar into the powerhouse it has become. After they signed a 3-film deal with Disney, “Toy Story” became the first full-length animated film and Catmull’s dream came true…but much more was to happen.

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