Kristophe Vergne’s Pixar Animation Reel

Grab a box of tissues and brace yourself for goose bumps, this is one of the more impressive animation reels you’ll see for a while. Continue reading Kristophe Vergne’s Pixar Animation Reel

Engineering Full-Fidelity Hair for ‘Incredibles 2’

This video accompanies a talk to be given by Andrew Butts and Ben Porter at SIGGRAPH 2018 in Vancouver.  Continue reading Engineering Full-Fidelity Hair for ‘Incredibles 2’

Guilherme Jacinto: Animation Show Reel

Just some of the most memorable moments from Pixar from the last decade. No big deal.
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Episode 7: Allison Rutland

My guest for episode seven is Pixar Animation Studios Animator, Allison Rutland. In this episode, we talk about Allison’s early career, pushing herself after hours to land a job at Pixar, and winning an Annie Award in 2016. We also talk about her biggest artistic influences, dig into the craft of acting, and discuss her inspirations for animating Riley in Inside Out. There’s a lot to love about this episode, I hope you enjoy it. 🙂

Make sure you read the show notes below as you listen. We talk about several film scenes which I’ve included below for your convenience.

Show Notes

Finding Chia is a short film Allison completed at Sheridan College:

Allison’s 2009 Animation Reel landed her a job at Pixar:

At 35:40 Allison mentions this shot (by Doug Sweetland) being one of her favorites animated performances:

At 39:50 Allison mentions using this scene from Whale Rider for reference when animating the emotional scenes of Riley in Inside Out:

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Thanks to Bonny Báez for creating the show’s background music.

Pete Docter on Nick Animation Podcast:

Pete shares what it was like to be one of the first animators at Pixar, how constraints can elevate storytelling, and he even drops a few hints at what’s next for him at Pixar. Continue reading Pete Docter on Nick Animation Podcast:

Allison Rutland – Animation Reel

Inspirational work from last year’s Annie Award winner for Character Animation in an Animated Feature Production.
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How Do You Edit an Animated Film?

Here’s a question you may never have thought about before: what does an animation editor actually do? If scenes are just written and then animated, is their role any more than just connecting clips together? On the contrary, the role of an animation editor is actually one of the most important roles in shaping the film being made. Let’s dive in and explore the job. Continue reading How Do You Edit an Animated Film?