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You kind of go like “Hey, could I pitch something?” And they are like “Yes, this is not a bad time. Go for it.”
December 8, 2011 3:44 PM   Subscribe

How Does A Pixar Short Film Get Made?
posted by minifigs (12 comments total) 17 users marked this as a favorite

 
Lasers?
posted by punkfloyd at 4:17 PM on December 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


One frame at a time.
posted by empath at 4:17 PM on December 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


Elves.
posted by brundlefly at 4:41 PM on December 8, 2011


Jokes aside, cool link. Thanks!
posted by brundlefly at 4:43 PM on December 8, 2011


I enjoy watching the shorts and trying to isolate the places where the studio is trying to push their boundaries. Despite the fact that, on the surface, they're these delightful little bite-sized pieces of Pixar goodness, you can see where they've used the shorts as a testing ground in different techniques and technologies.
posted by lekvar at 4:49 PM on December 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


Pixar’s next short film La Luna

I'm gonna go ahead and assume it's based on the 1979 Bertolucci original.

Of course, what with this being a short film and all, they'll probably go with slightly less junkie incest.
posted by Sys Rq at 5:06 PM on December 8, 2011 [1 favorite]


It's all done with computers.
posted by contraption at 5:06 PM on December 8, 2011


One frame at a time.

Hey grandpa, what's a frame? Is it something made with computers?
posted by filthy light thief at 6:23 PM on December 8, 2011 [2 favorites]


What does fps stand for again?
posted by empath at 6:26 PM on December 8, 2011


Figure per scene? Oh, right. Frames. But those come after the modeling and rendering of characters and such.
posted by filthy light thief at 6:45 PM on December 8, 2011


Sometimes I think I would give up everything to go work at Pixar. There's lots of surface articles, but so few that go in depth the way this one did. The sketches for this are gorgeous. The rendered version, heartbreakingly stunning. Thank you for this.
posted by Brainy at 8:26 PM on December 8, 2011


It ain't elves.
posted by gauche at 5:45 AM on December 9, 2011


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