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Retails for $35 which is comparable to the book, and much cheaper than the DVD set.
Monday, February 25, 2013
Wednesday, February 13, 2013
Here is the 2nd trailer for the film, which comes out this June:
I've been helping out on the film for the last month or so, as they were behind on footage and needed extra animators. I'm also still a Supervising Animator on our 2015 Pete Docter film, and it's been very challenging to divide my time, but I'm glad to be able to contribute and help the team. It's a fun film!
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Here is a compilation of the shots I animated for Brave:
I was just going to animate a shot or two on Brave for fun… I never like to miss working on a Pixar feature if I can help it. Then Brave production started missing deadlines, and they needed all the help they could get, so I was enlisted to be full-time on the show for about 3 months. Nevertheless it was still fun; working with Mark Andrews is a blast, and I got to do some juicy shots. I especially enjoyed the scene of Elinor eating the cake, and I did a lot of research on people trying to conceal disgust. Emma Thompson's vocal performance was hugely inspirational, and I referenced Lucille Ball and WIlliam Shattner as well. On a technical note, this was the first time I ever had the chance to animate neck muscles.
As for the triplet shots, the snot gag was my idea. Love it or hate it, I thought it was true to young kids' behavior, and it ended up in the trailer! I also came up with the chicken-on-the-head idea. I don't claim think it's funny (mostly I think it's weird). There were no storyboards for this sequence, and I was tasked with using the chicken in a way that would frighten Maudie but would be funny to the audience. This was one of about 5 ideas I tried, and it seemed to get the best reaction.
You can see some of my planning drawings here:
I just read this article on Fstoppers (a photography blog) and I thought that a lot of it applies to animation too - or for that matter any creative endeavor. Knowing how to ask for and accept feedback is just as important as the work you do.