Last week, we traveled to Los Angeles to celebrate the opening of the Future Classic x Dropbox Studio, a collaborative space where artists can gather and share ideas, give presentations, and create exclusive live content. We chatted with Founder/CEO, Nathan McLay to learn more about the vision for the new studio and plans for the months ahead.
This year, It’s Nice That and Dropbox have been partnering to champion creativity. Every month, we invite two artists to develop a limited edition poster by collaborating in Dropbox Paper. And this month, It’s Nice That asked illustrators Marion Deuchars and Anna Kövecses to combine their talents.
At the South by Southwest Conference & Festivals, we’ve had the chance to hear experts weigh in on topics ranging from brand innovation to next generation customers. We also got to watch creative energy and collaboration in action, as teams of artists co-created live murals, each one spotlighting a different cause. Here are a few highlights and takeaways from our week in Austin.
Every Spring, Austin, Texas becomes a mecca for artists of all kinds—and provides a rare opportunity to explore what they can create together. At this year’s South by Southwest Conference, we’ve asked a few of our favorite artists to join forces for great causes. We’re giving them a space to showcase their activism through art—and this weekend, you’ll be able to watch their ideas come to life on the streets of Austin.
At Dropbox, we talk a lot about creative energy—that daily fuel that makes it easy to stay in the flow, where work doesn’t feel like work. It’s something we saw every day at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival, coming through in the passion of first-time directors or the infectious spirit of ensemble casts. And with 62% of festival films using Dropbox during the creative and collaborative process, we were proud to be a sponsor for this year’s event. Here are some of the most striking examples of the creative energy we saw at the festival—and how each can resonate beyond the world of cinema.
For independent filmmakers, getting a chance to direct a big Hollywood movie can be a mixed blessing. Sure, you’ll make more money, get more resources, and work with higher-profile actors. But you’re also likely to wind up with less control and more red tape. Such was the experience of three directors at the “Power of Story: Indies Go Hollywood”—a Sundance Film Festival panel presented by Dropbox. Here’s how Justin Lin, Catherine Hardwicke, and Taika Waititi adjusted to their new roles—plus their tips for dealing with the challenges that come with success.