An Interview with Colin Brady
Colin Brady is an American animator and film director. He has worked as lead animator, animation director, supervising animator and co-director with animated film powerhouses Pixar and Industrial Light & Magic. His credits have included Toy Story, Toy Story 2, A Bug's Life, Men in Black II, Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events and many others.
You have worked for Pixar, the firm which defines “quality as being the central part of its business plan”. Can you tell us what this means?
I believe that the underlying philosophy in Pixar is very much the same as when I used to work there. What distinguishes their products from others is the meticulous way in which the whole team works. They spend a great deal of time (seven years or so) and invest in large amounts of money to produce a product they retain perfect for public viewing. This reflects in their economic upturn which exceeds the amount of invested money in a project. Another business characteristic of Pixar is that the film production director follows the advice of all the team. I believe their secret lies in the synergy which has been developed between reciprocal listening and collective work throughout the whole team. This is where the leading force lies.Read more...