When Mr. Toilet first walked across the Cannes Lions Grand Audi Auditorium, I thought to myself, “What kind of funny play-on words is he going to use in order to intrigue all of us?” Not comprehending for one second, the awesome mission, passion, and work he has set forth to change disparities and injustices for human living in addition to changing how sanitation is portrayed in the media.
World Toilet Day is officially every November 19th- this day has an intentional purpose: it aims to provoke conversation around sanitation and break the unspoken disparities that still surrounds this issue. In addition, it supports advocacy and highlights the impact of the sanitation crisis, and seeks to bring to the forefront the health and emotional consequences, as well as the economic impact of inadequate sanitation.
I appreciated Jack for his passion and genuine care to better the lives of individuals who are living in unsanitary conditions. More importantly, how he strives to translate this message through film and media. Director, Jessica Yu from GE Focus Forward Films, produced ‘Meet Mr. Toilet’ which depicts Jack just for who he is and what his intentions are as a philanthropist, media mogul, and as Cannes Lions would describe- a true ‘Game Changer’.
All three renown figures reinforced the importance of being you, being honest, and never apologizing for being who you are. Although my personal thoughts are a bit contrary just because celebrities and ‘regular-everyday folk’ see life through different lenses. Consequently social media networks are filled with facades and sometimes illusions of the ideal life. Martha Stewart however, reeled the conversation back to reality with this statement. “Young professionals should really be cautious of posting questionable things to social media- employers check everything before meeting you.” I was glad she stated this because it created a balance in the room- and gave us the reality check that although we may admire them, we are NOT celebs! The consequences we may face do not measure up to the slack a celebrity will receive solely because of his or her status.
As people who are always in the public eye, being engaged on social media allows us to take our power back from the paparazzi- Nick Cannon
This quote was quite interesting and made me think how far the digital world has brought us. Just five years ago, the paparazzi would be knocking down the doors of celebrities for their pictures, quotes, and video footage. Now, the majority of this information is readily available to the public with blogs, vlogs, twitter, instagram, and YouTube. The public no longer has to go to websites, magazines, or news sources to affirm what the Nick Cannon’s and Mariah Carey’s of the world are doing- it is all voluntary shared images and information that can be attained directly from them. The paparazzi no longer has the power!
ANIMATION WORKSHOP CASE STUDY (stay tuned to for in depth case study during the week)
Why did I choose the Animation Workshop?
Did I receive what I expected?
I intend to address the following questions in a detailed manner concerning my personal and professional take-aways as well as how I believe my team members perceived me in this storyboard making process.
Here is a Vine video I tweeted, containing a snapshot of all the elements that went into the 15 second animation narrative. (Click on twitter picture and it will redirect you to the vine)
What’s Now?- Stay tuned throughout the week to see if our group’s animation narrative actually get’s picked to be created!