Disclaimer: I was sent on a Pixar press trip where travel expenses were all included.
Have you ever sat down and talked to someone who was completely compassionate about his or her job. Pixar has many employees that are part of their team that are like that. Remember how fun it was to dream and imagine when you were little. What if your job was to dream, imagine, and then create.
In March/April, I was in San Francisco on a Pixar press junket where I sat with many of the creators. I sat down with Josh Cooley and Ronnie del Carmen during my press junket adventures. Co-Director Ronnie del Carmen and Story Supervisor Josh Cooley spoke a lot about the process that Inside Out went from going to script to scene. One of the things that Ronnie mentioned was that “they have intentions for the movie”…they don’t have the beginning, middle, and end yet. It all starts with the idea!
First, they like to start with creating the characters. They sit there and design each character at a time.
Then they take a scene and find out what is really happening inside of that scene. They want the movie to flow and feel effortless. They use storyboards a lot!
During this mini roundtable session they went through a storyboard scene as if they were sitting in a board meeting discussing and speaking out the different parts. They had to read the scene with a little bit of acting in their voice and they wanted to make sure everyone else can see and picture what they created.
We also were able to have our own quick drawing lesson! I drew ANGER! This was so much fun!
Overall the experience was amazing. It was a once in a lifetime opportunity to be able to sit down with all these masterminds. The movie is so good, it has a great message for kids, and grown-ups. Be sure to check out all my other posts:
“Inside Out” opens in theaters on June 19, 2015!!
Your family will LOVE this movie! I can’t wait to take my 5 year old to see this movie! It is a GREAT way to teach kids about feelings and what happens in their mind. Watch the trailer below:
From an adventurous balloon ride above the clouds to a monster-filled metropolis, Academy Award®-winning director Pete Docter (“Monsters, Inc.,” “Up”) has taken audiences to unique and imaginative places. In Disney•Pixar’s original movie “ Inside Out,” he will take us to the most extraordinary location of all—inside the mind.
Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.