Workflow Weekly: Your Dream Project, Fearless Storyboarding, The Origins of Workflow (week #46)

As usual, a collection of recent Workflow highlights for you. For more tips and thoughts, head over to The Workflow Book’s Facebook page – where I’m posting Workflow thoughts, tips, quotes and updates [almost] every day!

Let’s Give Your Dream Project a Push!

Many of us have a ‘dream project’ – a special idea that we’ve been carrying around for years but never got around to actually making, because it never seemed to be “right time” for it.

If you have such an idea, I would like to meet you and help you start working on it. This is ENTIRELY FREE  (the only thing I ask in return is that you share the post with your friends). I’m doing it mainly for the thrill of meeting and helping passionate people with interesting ideas. Continue reading “Workflow Weekly: Your Dream Project, Fearless Storyboarding, The Origins of Workflow (week #46)”

Workflow Weekly: Disney’s superpower, Dispassion, and more (week #32)

In Praise of Dispassion

Everyone loves talking about passion. And yes, passion is a crucial component in your success as a creative professional (and anything else, really). But there’s also something to be said for dispassion.  I’m talking about the ability to take a step back and make your decisions not as a passionate emotional artist, but as a cold and calculated pro.

Here’s Mr. Wolf (Harvey Keitel) demonstrating the value of cold, dispassionate professionalism in Trantino’s Pulp Fiction: Continue reading “Workflow Weekly: Disney’s superpower, Dispassion, and more (week #32)”

[Video] Structured Chaos: an Introduction to a Universal Creative Workflow

This here is a 45 minutes lecture I gave at Bron Animation Studios in Vancouver. It’s an overview of the main concepts of the workflow. You might want to watch it before reading the book, especially if videos work well for you as a learning medium. It’s also a bit more detailed than the overview given in the beginning of the book. Check it out:

Workflow Q&A: Meg’s Fantasy Trilogy

​Just wanted to share this very cool Q&A session with one of my students, Meg (with her permission, of course).  Meg is writing a fantasy trilogy. I thought the way she analyzed the situation was awesome, and her savvy questions show the kind of thinking workflow-aware artists develop.

I also think it’s a great showcase for how the workflow lingo makes it easy for one creative to explain what she’s going through, and for another creative to make workflow suggestions.

Here’s the conversation.

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