Stills From Sylvain Chomet’s “The Illusionist”

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This is a random assortment of images in no particular order, so please don’t read it as if it were a storyboard!

‘The Illusionist’ premiered some time ago, at the Berlinale Film Festival (February 16th, 2010)

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I love the art direction of these images. They are centred on a very particular sense of place, and the palette and lighting are truthfully based on the Scottish landscapes of highland and island.

The visual development was initiated by Evgeni Tomov, and Bjarne Hansen is credited as Art Director.

There’s an interview with Sylvain Chomet here, (Here’s the YouTube version), and a mini portfolio of stills here

Full cast and crew credits on the IMDB site.

Sylvain Chomet’s previous credits as director include “Les Triplettes de Belleville” and “The Old Lady and The Pigeons

The poster for the film.  It reads: The Illusionist.  A Film by Sylvain Chomet, based on the script by Jacques Tati.

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Ed Catmull Talks About Creativity & Leadership

The Economist held a conference devoted to innovation at the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley on the 23rd and 24th of March this year.
Among the many gurus and visionaries who contributed to the summit, the calm and bullshit-free voice of Ed Catmull stood out as he laid out his experience of managing the creative spirits under his leadership at Pixar Animation.

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This link takes you to the Economist event website. Go to the third page for Catmull’s video.

If everyone is trying to prevent error, it screws things up. It’s better to fix problems than to prevent them. And the natural tendency for managers is to try and prevent error and over plan things.

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