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Pixar’s creative team on the studio’s magic

Pixar’s creative team on the studio’s magic

Pete Docter is a guy who wears many hats. He’s Pixar’s chief creative officer, an animator, a voice actor, a screenwriter, and a producer. He co-wrote (with Mike Jones and

Kemp Powers) and co-directed (also with Powers) Soul, and he has some ideas on what it is that people love about Pixar flicks — even if it’s hard, when asked, to put it into words.

“That’s an impossible question to answer,” Docter said with a laugh, “but I will say, I think that we bet on people. There are a lot of ideas that you can love, but chances are, an idea might crumble away and need to be replaced. So, if you get the right people, who can come up with new stuff and constantly reinvent, then you’re in a much better, stronger position.”

He also noted that Pixar’s distinctive visuals are yet another strong suit: “I think, personally, that our medium, the way we use computer graphics, allows us to present things that look like candy.” Docter continued that thought, sharing how Pixar movies’ “interesting, intriguing, funny, and fun” looks help deliver their messages. 

“[The way they look], we can bring in a little bit more depth. There’s stuff there for kids, on the surface, but when you think more about what we’re saying, there are deeper concepts and themes that are resonant for us as filmmakers and adults,” he said. “So, that’s why I love working on the films, because I feel like they always speak to something that’s eating away at me that I’m trying to figure out. And I hope that’s then what makes them intriguing for other people.”

Much like previous Pixar releases Inside Out and Up, Soul encourages introspection and philosophical thought via an entertaining audiovisual extravaganza. Catch Soul in all

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Team by team analysis of the Eifel Grand Prix

Team by team analysis of the Eifel Grand Prix

(Reuters) – Team by team analysis of Sunday’s Eifel Grand Prix at the Nuerburgring, round 11 of the 17 race championship (listed in current championship order):

Formula One F1 – Eifel Grand Prix – Nurburgring, Nurburg, Germany – October 11, 2020 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Mercedes’ Valtteri Bottas in action at the start of the race Pool via REUTERS/Ina Fassbender

MERCEDES (Lewis Hamilton 1, Valtteri Bottas retired)

Hamilton, starting second on the grid, equalled Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 91 wins with his seventh victory of the season. The Briton is now 69 points clear of Bottas, who started on pole but suffered his first retirement of the season, and has scored more points (230) than Red Bull. Mercedes are 180 points clear of Red Bull in the constructors’ standings.

RED BULL (Max Verstappen 2, Alexander Albon retired)

Verstappen remains third in the championship but the gap to Bottas is now only 14 points. He set the fastest lap right at the end. Albon started fifth but damaged his tyres on the opening lap and then collided with Kvyat, breaking the AlphaTauri’s front wing and collecting a five second time penalty and two points on his licence. He retired with a power unit issue after debris pierced the car’s radiator.

RACING POINT (Sergio Perez 4, Nico Hulkenberg 8)

Points for both drivers lifted the team to third overall, four points clear of McLaren. Perez started ninth, and might have made the podium but for a late safety car that helped Ricciardo pit for fresh tyres, while Hulkenberg was last on the grid after standing in at short notice for unwell Canadian Lance Stroll. The German was voted driver of the day by F1 fans.

MCLAREN (Carlos Sainz 5, Lando Norris retired)

Sainz started 10th, Norris eighth. Norris was in fourth

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Factbox: Team by team analysis of the Eifel Grand Prix

Factbox: Team by team analysis of the Eifel Grand Prix

(Reuters) – Team by team analysis of Sunday’s Eifel Grand Prix at the Nuerburgring, round 11 of the 17 race championship (listed in current championship order):

Formula One F1 – Eifel Grand Prix – Nurburgring, Nurburg, Germany – October 11, 2020 Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton poses on the podium after winning the race alongside second placed Red Bull’s Max Verstappen and third placed Renault’s Daniel Ricciardo Pool via REUTERS/Matthias Schrader

MERCEDES (Lewis Hamilton 1, Valtteri Bottas retired)

Hamilton, starting second on the grid, equalled Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of 91 wins with his seventh victory of the season. The Briton is now 69 points clear of Bottas, who started on pole but suffered his first retirement of the season, and has scored more points (230) than Red Bull. Mercedes are 180 points clear of Red Bull in the constructors’ standings.

RED BULL (Max Verstappen 2, Alexander Albon retired)

Verstappen remains third in the championship but the gap to Bottas is now only 14 points. He set the fastest lap right at the end. Albon started fifth but damaged his tyres on the opening lap and then collided with Kvyat, breaking the AlphaTauri’s front wing and collecting a five second time penalty and two points on his licence. He retired with a power unit issue after debris pierced the car’s radiator.

RACING POINT (Sergio Perez 4, Nico Hulkenberg 8)

Points for both drivers lifted the team to third overall, four points clear of McLaren. Perez started ninth, and might have made the podium but for a late safety car that helped Ricciardo pit for fresh tyres, while Hulkenberg was last on the grid after standing in at short notice for unwell Canadian Lance Stroll. The German was voted driver of the day by F1 fans.

MCLAREN (Carlos Sainz 5, Lando Norris retired)

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The Core Agency expands creative team with two new hires

The Core Agency expands creative team with two new hires

The Core Agency has expanded its creative team to meet growing client needs, appointing Sarah Mould as a copywriter and Sophie Adams to its Core design team.

Sophie Adams and Sarah Mould

The announcement:

Independent creative shop, The Core Agency, has made two new creative hires to meet the growing remit from its clients for broader creative services.

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Sarah Mould joins as a copywriter and will work across all agency clients, with a particular focus on QBE, IGA and Just Better Care, all of which have an increasing demand for integrated campaigns. The agency also publishes a regular magazine for Just Better Care, plus produces digital, social and video content for QBE and IGA.

Sophie Adams joins the Core design team to bolster the agency’s digital and UI design capability. Recent new pureplay client wins has meant that the agency is creating an increasing number of websites as part of integrated brand launches and campaigns.

“While COVID-19 continues to present challenges for the industry, we are very lucky to be able to invest in growing our agency team,” The Core Agency founder and creative partner, Christian Finucane says.

“It’s fantastic to welcome Sarah and Sophie to The Core Agency. They each bring fresh perspectives, superb craft skills and a burning desire to do something different. We’re excited to see how that will translate into great creative work for our clients.”

The agency’s client list includes IGA Supermarkets, QBE Insurance, PwC, Just Better Care, Key Pharmaceuticals, Evergreen Garden Care, Elders Insurance and Beem it.

Source: The Core Agency press release

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NelsonHall Expands Global Analyst Team as Demand for Insurance, Healthcare & Pharma Market Insight Grows

NelsonHall Expands Global Analyst Team as Demand for Insurance, Healthcare & Pharma Market Insight Grows

BOSTON, LONDON and PARIS, Oct. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — NelsonHall, the leading global analyst firm dedicated to helping organizations understand the ‘art of the possible’ in digital operations transformation, is delighted to appoint two new analysts in response to growing demand for business process services insight in the insurance, healthcare & life sciences, and pharmaceuticals sectors. These industries are becoming increasingly important in the current climate, and are undergoing major operational change, which is driving the need for deeper and more focused guidance on how organizations can transform their operations to thrive now and into the future.

Alisa Samoylova, based in London, has a background in scientific research and biotechnology, and also in procurement. After her initial assignment looking at procurement transformation, Alisa will focus on the pharma sector, starting with a major study of vendor capability from an operational perspective.

Ashley Singleton, based in Houston, is an experienced health insurance product development manager and business planning analyst, and will focus on healthcare payer and provider, as well as the wider insurance sector. Her initial assignment will be a major study of healthcare payer transformation.

These key appointments are the latest additions to NelsonHall’s global team, which is expanding in response to market demand for its unique brand of rigorous and insightful research and advice. John Willmott, NelsonHall’s CEO, said “I’m delighted to welcome Alisa and Ashley to our global analyst team, which is continuing to grow as organizations look for primary fact-based analysis that cuts through the market confusion. Now more than ever, organizations need to be able to see beyond the hype and soundbites to understand what’s really happening within their industry and how best to navigate these challenging times.”

About NelsonHall:

NelsonHall is the leading global analyst firm dedicated

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