‪A Day In The Life of John Lasseter

Really cool insights into how Pixar, and John specifically, makes the magic.

5 things I noticed:

  • The teams applaud after every successful review, even the short daily ones.
  • John sees himself as the head “cheerleader” for his film crew, and his personality reflects that. Even negative feedback is done with positive reinforcement for the team.
  • John uses cool custom-built applications to review work and record feedback. Benefits of close ties to Apple!
  • The “atrium” in the headquarters building perks him up several times a day. Having something inspiring and natural that you pass through regularly seems like a great workspace design principle.
  • His line about “the art challenges the technology, and the technology inspires the art” seems like something worth aspiring to in a creative role at any tech company.