Join Branden Hall for an in-depth discussion in this video Collaborating, part of Branden Hall: Interactive Architect and Digital Maker.
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Lynda Weinman: I also notice that another theme in your career is that you really seem…to love collaborations, like you are a collaborator with your best friend…from grade school.…You are really active, you were really active in the Flash community.…I don't know if that's still the case.…But tell me a little bit about how collaboration has played into your career and your life.…Branden Hall: For me, collaboration is huge.…It's funny, there is actually a kids book that I've been reading to my kids a…bunch lately, and one of the last lines of it are, "Toys are fun, but friends are…much more fun," and that's absolutely how I feel.…
I always say that line with a lot of emphasis, because for me, there are only so…many original creative ideas bouncing around my head.…When they really start bouncing is when they've got something to bounce off of.…As soon as I start chatting with someone about a creative idea, the fireworks…just start going off, and it's been a huge part of my career.…There--at the beginning of my career, as you said, I was extremely active in the…
Branden opens up his personal studio and explains his fascination with "making," whether through programming or woodwork, and the magic behind bringing his ideas to life. Branden and crew also visit the BLOOM installation, a project designed to display artwork for La Plaza de Cultura y Artes, a museum dedicated to Mexican American history and culture in Los Angeles. Lynda then interviews Branden one-on-one, and they talk about Branden's beginnings, most notable projects, and where he sees himself and technology headed in the future.