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Why I Love Marketing

Marketing is a term that gets a bad reputation. To some, it’s a four-letter word. I understand. It's easy to confuse marketing with advertising, and then to think of advertising as solely about selling. Selling, in turn, is often viewed as a way to take money. So, when some people hear "marketing," they think, "They…

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How Many Times Has the “It’s a Small World” Song Played in Disneyland?

"It's a Small World" is a catchy song played continuously inside the famed Disneyland attraction. Written by the Sherman Brothers for the ride's debut at the World's Fair, it's so catchy that some people can't stand to hear it, fearing they'll be stuck inside the ride, glued to the floor, and forced to listen to…

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How Much Does Tom Hanks Make Per Hour?

If my memory and tax records serve me correctly, I earned $5.75 per hour at my first job, which was approximately 30 years ago. Although I can't recall the exact job title, it was something in the food service industry. What I do remember vividly is that I wasn't pursuing a career as an actor.…

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The Problem With Ease In and Ease Out

What in the convoluted keyframes is "easing in"? Lot's of new animators have wondered, but in a significantly less dramatic tone. Understanding the animation principles of "ease in" and "ease out" can be challenging for new students, not due to the technical application, but because of the ambiguity inherent in these terms. The struggle often…

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