“Pixar’s OUT: Experimental Look Development in the SparkShorts program” by Cameron, Thompson, Yokoo, Pienaar and Silas

  • ©Gordon Cameron, Colin Thompson, Kureha Yokoo, Andrew Pienaar, and Matthew (Matt) Silas

  • ©Gordon Cameron, Colin Thompson, Kureha Yokoo, Andrew Pienaar, and Matthew (Matt) Silas

  • ©Gordon Cameron, Colin Thompson, Kureha Yokoo, Andrew Pienaar, and Matthew (Matt) Silas

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Entry Number: 30

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    Pixar’s OUT: Experimental Look Development in the SparkShorts program

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    Pixar’s OUT, released summer 2020 on Disney+, is a short film  with a highly stylized look, produced under the in-house SparkShorts program. The program champions new creative voices and storytelling via tight-knit production teams that work with limited budgets to push the boundaries of animation production at Pixar. In this talk we present the conception, design and implementation of the film’s unique visual style. Armed with some early inspirational artwork and some pre-production technical exploration, much of the look for the short was found during the course of production. Ultimately we landed on a style that was somewhere on the bridge

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