Friday, November 29, 2013
A Passion Reawakened
Just went and saw Disney's Frozen tonight with the family. Even through wrestling an 8 month old and standing in the aisle, I was blown away. Disney animation is truly hitting what I would like to call a "renaissance" of modern animation, and I am so excited about it.
When I was at Pixar, I had the chance to meet with many of the Disney team after Tangled had come out, and they put on quite an amazing demo of their work. It was incredible to see their workflow, their passion, and their desire to not just make another CG film, but to really push the limits, questioning everything, and truly becoming the artistic powerhouse that they had been so many years ago. It was inspiring. It was enthralling. It made me want to sculpt, to draw, to paint, to animate, and to (strangely enough) rig.
Watching the characters come to life is so inspiring. I know how much effort it takes to pull that off, but I am also amazed at how they really have tried to make it about the character - the effects, the world, the objects, while amazing in their own right, still take the back seat to the characters. That is what draws me to characters so much - the raw emotion and feeling that can come straight through them.