Patience is a virtue, but so is getting shit done! Fred   ...

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Creativity is not an absence of rules. It does not mean that anything goes. That's called anarchy, ...

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  “Do not be a magician - be magic!” Leonard Cohen.   As 3D artists, it can so ofte ...

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  Today is Thanksgiving in Canada.   What better day to express the huge gratitude I fe ...

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Cabbage and Custard

  A supervisor once told me that work is 80% cabbage and 20% custard. Everybody hates eating c ...

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The Cycle of an Artist

  Thanks to animator/writer/director and all-round nice bloke Pat Sarell for this insight. &n ...

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Older and Wiser?

  The more I learn, the more aware I become of how little I know.   I think that means ...

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What’s More Important?

  What is more important to you? The success of the shot you're working on, or having a sense ...

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"Managers tell you where you are, leaders tell you where you're going." Michael Lopp Nuff said. ...

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Filling The Gaps

When I was first in a position to make hiring decisions I chose people who thought and worked simi ...

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  "To fill the creative, technical, communication, leadership and other skills gaps that can h ...

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  “You can’t have your cake and eat it”   What a fucking stupid saying.   ...

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  "The most creative people have this childlike facility to play." John Cleese.   ...

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Results vs Process

Results are what really matters, but there can be so many unknown factors on the road to achieving ...

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By far the biggest challenge for me in creating and launching Dynamic Anatomy has been fear of jud ...

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Badge Of Honour

There was a time that I wore the number of hours I worked as a badge of honour. I was especially p ...

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Crap Umbrella

  What kind of a leader are you?   Are you a crap funnel, who redirects and focuses all ...

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Spaceships, Robots and Unrealistically-Proportioned Women.

  I was a student around the time that 3D World magazine launched. As they still do today, the ...

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