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The Pixar Theory

Jon Negroni

Every Pixar movie is connected. I explain how, and possibly why.

Several months ago, I watched a fun-filled video on Cracked.com that introduced the idea (at least to me) that all of the Pixar movies actually exist within the same universe. Since then, I’ve obsessed over this concept, working to complete what I call “The Pixar Theory,” a working narrative that ties all of the Pixar movies into one cohesive timeline with a main theme.

This theory covers every Pixar production since Toy Story. That includes:

  • A Bug’s Life
  • Toy Story 2
  • Monsters Inc.
  • Finding Nemo
  • The Incredibles
  • Cars
  • Ratatouille
  • Wall-E
  • Up
  • Toy Story 3
  • Cars 2
  • Brave
  • Monsters University

The point of this theory is to have fun and exercise your imagination while simultaneously finding interesting connections between these fantastic movies. If you hate fun and/or imagination, you probably won’t like this theory.

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Something About Rugby?

Yesterday I was working at the beautiful millennium stadium, I didn’t know much about what I was filming apart it was a similar job as I did at the arts and business awards (Zoomer and focuser).

I arrived at the stadium, after the security check and signing in process I went up to the Presidents lounge, which was a good looking room and they managed to sneak in a full blown bar into the room (I am guessing it was the first requirement).

I was setting up my camera into to it’s position and then linking all the cables together so that the HUB can get a live stream form my camera, then I noticed the employees at the stadium were placing jars full of sweets onto the tables, I clocked the jars contained wine gums…I love wine gums! so this provided as huge distraction as I was planning how to get some without anyone noticing!

Once I had my free bacon roll (they didn’t offer me egg… they hated me!) we ran final checks on the equipment, after about ten minutes people started to arrive and sit at the tables.

Only when the first speaker was talking that I knew for sure it was something to do with rugby.

The whole thing was a staff conference for the WRU (Wales Rugby Union), so after the introduction of what was to come the first speaker came on to talk all about how welsh rugby was doing or something along the lines of that, the other was HR which I think everybody found boring and not just me. one thing I found funny from one power point one was called top threats, it listed the threats of WRU, the top one was Football which I don’t blame them it’s a much better sport! (sorry rugby fans but go support your club)

Lucky for me a coffee break came along after a long power point so this gave me a chance to sit down, I had a chance to look over the schedule for the rest of the day, one name stood out at me, I asked a fellow colleague “why does the name Warren Gatland sound familiar” he looked at me confused and said “he is the welsh coach” this didn’t help picture but I understood who he was (while this conversion happened, it turns out he was getting his mic attached not far away form me)

We got back under way, there was a lot more presentations on the new pitch at the stadium, one was also was for the update on premiership rugby (I didn’t even know they had Premiership).

The main event started with Warren Gatland, which was a Q and A session with him, for this I had to mix between mid shots, close ups and then a two shot of warren and the interviewer, to any huge rugby fan this q and a might of been awesome because he was discussing like a lot of rugby things but for me it was over my head and his words fell on deaf ears.

Warren’s interview was the last thing so after that we packed up and left what I think was a successful job, only thing I left thinking was why couldn’t it be football!

Arts And Business Awards 2014

Last Friday the stage was set at the Wales millennium Centre for the 21st Arts And Business Awards.

The stage of the WMC had all their fancy ware out and looked like they spared no expense (I think, I couldn’t tell) the tables was set out with two forks and three knifes (Don’t ask I don’t get why). the flowers were the centre piece of the tables big and fancy looking things, they ended up being a bane of the technical crew by blocking the view of the screens. Also the goody bags were filled with odds and ends (Including a lovely looking Orchard mug, we like to contribute) including chicken liver patte and a teddy bear (I had a nose).

I wasn’t there for fun, I was there to help out and work. My job at first was to help set up, this included running cables and placing the cameras in the position they are meant to be. Once everything was in place the testing of the equipment began, after lunch (which I had a Subway paid for me) we ran more test on the equipment and ironed out the creases.

Next came the rehearsal, this was our chance to get the pace of the event, my job for the rest of the night was to sit in my second tier nest like a hawk, I had to make sure I got the winners and presenters while they were walking up to the stage by zooming in on them and making sure the camera was ok on focus (I nailed it, just to let you know)

An hour after the rehearsal the time came for the real thing, people started to roll in and eat their dinner (which looked tiny portion) and settle at the tables and celebrities were all present (I say celebrity but I didn’t know most of them, one was that welsh opera gut who has been milking the x factor thing for years, the guy who won that show on BBC once to be the next Jason Donovan, a artist of some sort, someone who pretended to be a doctor or a nurse, someone who was on changing rooms a long time ago and I have forgotten the rest).

The event started with a circus act, the act was a women rope dancing (that’s a thing) everyone seemed to enjoy it but I couldn’t see it as I was up in my nest, the music started and the presenters come out and did their thing.

The night ran smoothly and without hitches and the team I was with were the best and it was the great experience

Completing Units

This is my first post for a while on WordPress, not because I am lazy, it’s more like I have been busy as a bee behind on his honey quota.

For the past two weeks I have been back at good old Cyfle working on my units, which I need to complete to finish my apprenticeship wand to gain the qualification AIM (the bad guys off Iron Man) and creative skillset are offering.

Working on these units takes me back to the days of college (college was a lot more fun!).

I worked on five units during the two weeks (also a course to make my own business) the five are:

  • Awareness of employment in the media sector
  • Health and safety
  • Work in interactive media
  • prepare assets
  • Design Development

Some of these are not at all interesting… I let you guess which ones.

After a lot of hard work I completed them, then they would get marked and come back to me basically saying ‘my god! your grammar is disgusting’ (just to but it out there they really didn’t say this…exactly)

After working and many, many drafts I am glad to say that I completed all the units that I needed to do!

Now I have my in work units to work on…how lovely.