- 21 Jul 2010
Jacques Cousteau made it happen
However, during the war, the German army was requisitioning almost all of the 35-millimeter film stock in Europe, for use in reconnaissance missions; not only was the film expensive, but now it was nearly impossible to find. This presented a problem for my determined father, who searched diligently in film shops all over France. Whatever the cost, he was determined to pay it. Wherever he happened to be, he found time to look for his precious film, until one day, he realized that he did not need movie film at all. He saw that any 35-millimeter film would work equally well, so he purchased rolls and rolls of film intended for still photography. Then, he and my mother would stay up half the night, under the bedcovers, gluing the film together 36-frame strip by 36-frame strip, so that it would be suitable for moving pictures.from My Father, the Captain: My Life With Jacques Cousteau
A great example of Jacques Cousteau finding a creative solution to bypass external constraints that could prevent his projects from happening.
About Robby Russell
Robby is our Chief Evangelist and Founding Partner. In late 2004, he was introduced to Ruby on Rails and soon started a blog, robbyonrails.com, to share his learnings about, what at the time was, an exciting new framework. In the years following, Robby has had the opportunity to speak about Rails in the US, Canada and the UK. These days, Robby is focused on technical strategy, mentoring the development team, and building relationships with current and new clients. Outside of the studio, he enjoys writing and playing music, hiking, photography, reading, movies, and keeping up on his favorite soccer teams, which include Liverpool and the Portland Timbers.