I live in Berkeley, CA with my wife, daughter and son. I work in the Camera and Staging department at Pixar. I recently finished my master's in directing/production at UCLA. I have a hard time keeping surfaces clutter free...
The Big Idea:
Mono No Aware (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mono_no_aware) : loosely defined by Roger Ebert as: The bittersweet transience of things.
The films of Ozu, Bergman, the brothers Coen, Apatow, and the two Andersons.
The music of Radiohead, Beck, Grizzly Bear, Animal Collective, Handel, Copeland (both Aaron and Stewart), Dylan, and Claude DeBussy