Pixar Storyboards = A Collaboration Theme

A short mini-doc on how they develop storyboards at Pixar. This reminds me a lot of when I use to keep boxes in the back of my office and start collecting ideas in each one. I do the same on a computer now with file folders. It is how I generate ideas. Of course, eventually, the boxes get arranged in themes and later some just become blog posts or may even end up being a webinar or a larger project, a workshop for example.

Most people think of storyboarding being used to complete a project, something in a very short time span. You may want to consider the Leanardo DaVinci used storyboards to mull over ideas for months and maybe even years. The Mona Lisa, for example, took over 5-years to complete. So, don’t get into big of a hurry to complete the storyboard!

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Would you be willing to be this collaborative?

After watching the video, I wondered could I be this collaborative. Especially after putting this much work into something, could I leave other people have this much input? Very challenging to be a storyboarder and incorporate others ideas?