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15 Amazing Animated Short films - StumbleUpon We all love short animated films, but creating short film is very hard task. Putting whole story in 5 to 10 minutes is not easy. Can you imagine? Few films produced after working hard more than 6 years! Here we collected 15 dazzling animated short films for your inspiration. You can find different genres in these movies like heart-touching film One life, frightening film The Passenger. I bet you will love these short animated movies, do let us know your favorite one, also feel free to share your favorite short film if it’s not present in the list. Granny O’Grimm’s Sleeping Beauty Oscar-nominated film of ‘Granny O’Grimm’, directed by Nicky Phelan, produced by Brown Bag Films, and written/voiced by Kathleen O’Rourke. Oktapodi (2007) In Oktapodi, these two cuties help each other escape the clutches of a tyrannical restaurant cook. This Side Up – A Short Animation by Liron Topaz Oxygen Oxygen tries to make friends on the playground. “Heavenly Appeals” a short film by David Lisbe Bunny Animation

Da Vinci's Ghost: How The Vitruvian Man Came To Be by Maria Popova Fifteen centuries of combinatorial creativity, or what Leonardo’s to-do list has to do with ancient Rome. In the first century B.C., at the dawn of the Roman imperial age, the architect and thinker Vitruvius proposed that the human body could fit inside a circle, symbolic of the divine, and a square, associated with the earthly and secular — an idea that later became known as the theory of the microcosm, and came to power European religious, scientific, and artistic ideologies for centuries. Some fifteen hundred years later, in 1487, Leonardo da Vinci rediscovered Vitruvius’s theories and put them into form. Lester observes: At a superficial level, [Vitruvian Man] is simply a study of individual proportions. Leonardo was also a voracious information omnivore, a quality so fundamental to the very networked knowledge and combinatorial creativity that no doubt enabled him to create the Vitruvian Man. Donating = Loving Brain Pickings has a free weekly newsletter.

s 100 YEARS...100 LAUGHS AFI Announces The 100 Funniest American Movies Of All Time. TOOTSIE, DR. STRANGELOVE, ANNIE HALL and DUCK SOUP Complete The Top Five Movies LOS ANGELES, June 14, 2000 — The American Film Institute (AFI) announced the 100 funniest American films, as selected by a blue-ribbon panel of leaders from across the film community, last evening during a three-hour special television event. SOME LIKE IT HOT, the 1959 classic starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon which was written, directed and produced by Billy Wilder was ranked #1. Interesting facts about AFI's 100 Years...100 Laughs include: Cary Grant is the most celebrated actor with eight films in the top 100; The Marx Brothers and Woody Allen star in five; Spencer Tracy, Buster Keaton, Charlie Chaplin and Bill Murray each appear in four films. AFI's 100 Years...100 Movies and AFI's 100 Years...100 Stars were each viewed by more than 11 million people, winning their respective time periods.

The Complexity of the Creative Personality Researcher Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi includes in his books and other writings descriptions of the diversity and multiple characteristics of creative people. In a post of hers, Juliet Bruce, Ph.D. notes that Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (pronounced me-high chick-sent-me-high-ee) wrote, “If there is one word that makes creative people different from others, it is the word complexity. Instead of being an individual, they are a multitude.” “Like the color white that includes all colors, they tend to bring together the entire range of human possibilities within themselves. Creativity allows for paradox, light, shadow, inconsistency, even chaos – and creative people experience both extremes with equal intensity.” Here are a few qualities he lists, as Bruce summarizes: A great deal of physical energy alternating with a great need for quiet and rest.Highly sexual, yet often celibate, especially when working.Smart and naïve at the same time. Do you relate to any of these qualities?

Explore Top 10 Lists - The Criterion Collection - StumbleUpon The Criterion Collection Top 10 Lists Mike Allred’s Top 10 Hossein Amini’s Top 10 Ana Lily Amirpour’s Top 10 Allison Anders’s Top 10 Philip Anderson’s Top 10 Wes Anderson’s Top 10 Allan Arkush’s Top 10 Miguel Arteta’s Top 10 Olivier Assayas’s Top 10 Michael Atkinson’s Top 10 Richard Ayoade’s Top 10 Ramin Bahrani’s Top 10 John Bailey’s Top 10 Annie Baker’s Top 10 Sean Baker’s Top 10 Alec Baldwin’s Top 10 Michael Barker’s Top 10 K. Bruce Beresford’s Top 10 Bong Joon-ho’s Top 10 Anthony Bourdain’s Top 10 Susie Bright’s Top 10 Steve Buscemi’s Top 10 Jane Campion’s Top 10 Jonathan Caouette’s Top 10 Dick Cavett’s Top 10 Diablo Cody’s Top 10 Stuart Cooper’s Top 10 Roger Corman’s Top 10 Pedro Costa’s Top 10 Mark Cousins’s Top 10 Peter Cowie’s Top 10 Paul Dano’s Top 10 Guillermo del Toro’s Top 10 Matt Dentler’s Top 10 Xavier Dolan’s Top 10 Lena Dunham’s Top 10 Geoff Dyer’s Top 10 Marcel Dzama’s Top 10 Atom Egoyan’s Top 10 Frederick Elmes’s Top 10 Donald Fagen’s Top 10 Paul Feig’s Top 10 Dave Filipi’s Top 10 Flying Lotus’s Top 10 D.

Systems thinking, Systems being and Love Documentary Heaven | Watch Free Documentaries Online - StumbleUpon Are We Being Creative Yet? “One of the advantages of being disorderly is that one is constantly making exciting discoveries,” A.A. Milne, of Winnie-the-Pooh fame, once noted. It’s a quotation that is included in all kinds of books, from Meditations for New Parents to The Girls’ Guide to AD/HD, because it provides such solace to the chaotically inclined. But it’s small consolation to anyone responsible for producing creative ideas on a reliable basis. Wouldn’t it be better if exciting discoveries emerged at the end of an orderly process—in other words, one more susceptible to management? Instead, we are stuck with mystery and serendipity, a process so vague that serious students of product development call it the “fuzzy front end” of innovation. Jonah Lehrer, author of Imagine: How Creativity Works, helps us appreciate how tricky it will be to apply more discipline to imagination. In the clichéd language of management, this is the science of thinking outside the box. For Vijay V.

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