All posts tagged "Creativity"

A B-flat world


InBb.net shows an interesting potential of musical collaboration via YouTube. According to itself: In Bb 2.0 is a collaborative music and spoken word project conceived by Darren Solomon from Science for Girls, and developed with contributions from users. The videos can be played simultaneously — the soundtracks will work together, and the mix can be adjusted with the individual volume sliders. Worth checking out here. (HT:  Steph Modder of National Community Church via Twitter)


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Managing creative collaboration


Pixar movie studios has an unbroken record of hit films (Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, The Incredibles, Monsters Inc. to name a few) that are both excellent in production and engaging in content. So how does Pixar manage to stay fresh, creative, and consistantly successful? Pixar President Ed Catmull says: Unlike most other studios, we have never bought scripts or movie ideas from the outside. All of our stories, worlds, and characters were created internally by our community of artists…. I believe our adherence to a set of principles and practices for managing creative talent and risk is responsible (for our success): Pixar is a community in the true sense of the word. We think that lasting relationships matter, and we share some basic beliefs: Talent is rare. Management’s job is not to prevent risk but to build the capability to recover when failures occur. It must be safe to tell the truth. We must constantly challenge all of our assumptions and search for the flaws that could destroy our culture. More on How Pixar Fosters Collective Creativity from Harvard Business Review here. What can music directors and worship leaders learn from Pixar?


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