Thursday, August 11, 2011

Link roundup

1. Walt Disney Animation Studios chief technical officer Andy Hendrickson, in a talk at the Siggraph conference Sunday:

People say 'It's all about the story,'" Hendrickson said. "When you're making tentpole films, bullshit." Hendrickson showed a chart of the top 12 all-time domestic grossers, and noted every one is a spectacle film. Of his own studio's "Alice in Wonderland," which is on the list, he said: "The story isn't very good, but visual spectacle brought people in droves. And Johnny Depp didn't hurt."

2. Praise for the free typing game Type Hard.

3. "Glass Beach is a beach in MacKerricher State Park near Fort Bragg, California that is abundant in sea glass."