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Pixar Before Pixar

These days we take CGIfor granted, with almost every modern movie, and video game full of spectacular digital effects, and animation.  Here is footage showing where it all began. In 1972 Ed Catmull (founder of Pixar) and his colleagues created the world’s first 3D rendered movie, an animated version of Ed’s left hand. This is…

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Successful Animator Yesterday Today and Beyond

The skill set and the tools of the trade yesterday, today, and beyond… of a successful animator; talking to 4 animators from Pixar: Victor Navone, Michal Makarewicz, Aaron Hartline, and Carlos Baena —  moderated by the one and only, Legendary Disney Animator Andreas Deja. Filmed on location at the CTN animation eXpo 2010. Click the…

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A Rare Look Inside Pixar Studios

The New York Times goes to Emeryville. — Melena Ryzik gets a rare behind-the-scenes look at the Pixar Animation Studios complex in California. Click the player below and enjoy the video:

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Fog City Mavericks

   I stumbled across this great find.  (I will totally will be buying this on DVD) I’m a big cinematic and film-making junkie (always curious to know how things work and the potential for new advances).  I have a lot love for all things related to visual storytelling… and this is just choke-full of great…

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Toy Story 3 – ‘SPANISH BUZZ’

I really enjoyed Disney/Pixar’s “Toy Story 3”, and one of the character performances that I loved most was that of the character “Spanish Buzz”, and an incredible dance sequence in which Buzz Lightyear takes Jessie the Cowgirl’s hand and dances the Paso Doble.   For Pixar’s animators to ensure that the duo’s Paso Doble was…

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Pixar: A Human Story of Computer Animation

 I came across this video awhile ago, at 1:41:48 in length it is a bit long, BUT as a fascinating and in-depth interview and discussion about the origins of computer animation it is worth the time to checkout and  features: Brad Bird, Writer/Director, The Incredibles, Pixar Animation Studios, Ed Catmull, Co-Founder and President, Pixar Animation…

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