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Ed Catmull talking about how Pixar makes films

Ed Catmull: Creativity, Inc. Entire Talk - YouTube

Could I have said anything to myself at twenty years old that would have made a difference? And honest to God, I don’t know. I go through some examples in the book of things which I think are important. But that thing which I thought is powerful I later learnt meant nothing. One of them is that ‘story is king’. And we believed that. But then I realised that every studio said that, whether or not they were producing works of art or complete utter pieces of dreck. The phrase didn’t have any meaning. So my logic is then go to the next stage of that. Sometimes those things that are 'true’ don’t actually alter our behaviour.