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Sitting down and chatting with animators and those gifted enough to work at Pixar is really something I will NEVER forget. These people are amazing. They are passionate. I know, I’ve said these things before but I cannot even begin to express how much it has touched me…how much of an impression they left on me. When I went to Pixar in March, we got to sit down with Inside Out Co-Director Ronnie del Carmen & Story Supervisor Josh Cooley. THIS was an incredibly cool session. I even got to draw a character. Yes, me, the one who has no artist in her at all! 😉
Meet Josh Cooley – Story Supervisor, Inside Out
“The largest task we’ve ever taken on as a studio was when Pete Docter came to me and said, ‘I want to make a movie about emotions!’ I was like, whoa! What does that even mean!? You know? What do they look like? What does the mind look like? He even said, ‘it’s a place we’ve all been but have never seen.’ Wow, that’s a great challenge. How does that work? That is what kept me going back every day. You’re making an entire world from scratch. It’s been our lives for the past 4.5-5 years!”
Drawing Tutorial at Pixar?! Yes, please!!
Outside of getting to meet these super cool guys, we even got treated to a tutorial from the professionals on how to draw a character!!! Josh Cooley walked us through drawing Anger from Inside Out!
They make it seem so easy, I’m sure because of their love for what they do! When someone in the room asked for a pencil instead of a Sharpie? “Pencils? Sharpie are permanent! There’s always a germ of an idea there that might be important. We try not to erase.” They sure are brave, aren’t they!? Even this mama, who can’t draw much at all, made a pretty good Anger! Don’t you think?!
Meet Ronnie del Carmen – Co-Director, Inside Out
“It was amazing to do! I’ve never done a movie from the very beginning and all the way to the end that is as rich and expansive as this.”
Ronnie DelCarmen took us through the story using the storyboards. It was such a fun experience to hear him “act” out the movie. In fact, when they were in the early stages of making Inside Out, they weren’t sure how their kids (kids, in general) would react because it was such an abstract concept. They had a screening where they brought their own kids in and they just watched the storyboard version, not animated or anything. They got it! They completely got it. They were able to name the characters, the islands, etc. This sounds to me like an early sign that Inside Out is going to be a hit!
Inside Out, In Theaters THIS Friday!!
It’s almost here! THIS Friday, Inside Out will be in theaters!!! Once again, to get you even more excited, here’s the trailer:
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