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Pixar's Dylan Brown at Emily Carr

It's gold when you find someone that is good at the thing they do, good at explaining the thing they do, and good at entertaining you when they're explaining the thing they do. Last Thursday I found gold in Dylan Brown, Creative Director of Pixar Canada, at his talk for the Emily Carr's Presidents' Lecture Series: Pixar's Film Making Process - with an emphasis on the application of traditional fine art skills in the digital realm.

Dylan Brown at Emily Carr

As you would expect from a man who's worked on A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, Ratatouille, and The Incredibles the presentation was packed with lots of art and animation examples. Brown discussed both the physics of movement and importance of the art. What set this presentation apart from similar presentations I've seen in the past was Brown's clarity around one unifying aspect of the work:

It's all about the story.

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Rated: 4.75/5


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