Recommended book: CREATIVITY .INC
 
Wow, this book was enlightening! Where to start...

I have been picking this book up on and off for the past year, and I can say with confidence that it has contributed a huge amount to my knowledge of the animation industry today. Not only that, but it has given me some amazing insights to the forming of the legendary studio PIXAR and essential knowledge on how to manage and steer a creative team through challenges and uncertainties. This helped me especially for the time I have spent directing and producing a collaborative animated music video. It is very well written and goes into all sorts of short stories behind the mysterious walls of Pixar. I can't recommend this book enough!

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