Disney's MultiPlane Camera: Narrated By Disney

I did a project about Walt Disney The ManĀ® way back in 3rd grade. Two things he did really impressed me.

First, every night after Disney World closed he would walk around and clean the park. This includes scraping gum off of the paths. The man was a perfectionist.

Second, he created the MultiPlane camera. This added depth to animation AND CHANGED THINGS FOREVER. I had never seen any video of the camera in action until yesterday when someone* sent me this video. The way he explained things is pretty excellent.

*can't remember who, sorry.

True Craftsmen.

Or craftspeople, if you prefer.

No fancy tools, no fancy techniques. Working from a blueprint that was lost hundreds of years ago. It's people like this who do awe-inspiring things. Even when the path they choose to take is unwise, or unpopular.

Korehira Watanabe has worked for 40 years to try to make his dream, and it's only in the past 5 that he's gotten close. That's dedication.

There's also something to be said for the sense of tradition Master Watanabe is trying to instill through his craft. Enriching society by eschewing trends or modern technique.

Watch and learn. There's tons of lessons in here for everyone.

All of my family members opposed the idea because they didn't think I could make a living. They told me, 'don't ever come back home if you want to be a sword maker.'


"People Don't Buy What You Do. They Buy Why You Do It."

This is a great old TED Talk. I may have posted this before but it's definitely worth watching again. The title and the two quotes below are few of my favorites (thought there's loads of good avice in the entire thing). Take a break today and watch this.

The goal is not just to sell to people who need what you have. The goal is to sell to people who believe what you believe.The goal is not just to hire people who need a job, it's to hire people who believe what you believe.

The goal is not to just hire people who need a job.If you hire people just because they can do a job they'll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they work for you with blood, sweat, and tears.