Disclaimer: I was invited to attend this event and all expenses were paid my Disney.
It might be No-Shave-November but more importantly it is National Aviation History Month! While in L.A. I met with a Q & A with Jason McKinley and Thomas Leavitt. When creating Planes a lot of research went in to designing these planes, how the fly, and what they can do in the movie!..
“Top 10 Flyers” presented by ESPN’s Colin Cowherd
Jason McKinley explained:
“The first process is we get the script, the Storyboard Artist, which I don’t know if you met, he’ll be– Art Hernandez is one of the Story Artist. They will draw the series of panels to get the beads of the film. Editorial will then take those panels and do what’s called an Animatic. An Animatic tries to time out as best they can how long they think the sequence will take. And just get you know, just get a good feel for it. So let’s run that real quick. You can see what it looks like.”
Thomas Leavitt didn’t hesitate to explain:
“And then we’ll have a final review usually on a bigger because sometimes things change. You’re up on a big screen like, “Oh that does not look nearly as good as I thought it did.” And then you make a change and you go back.”
Jason McKinley explaining the different artists that help give Planes its wings:
“Yeah sometimes it’s like a matter of so you’ve got Dusty, you’ve got a camera on his wing, starts turning, and then you’ve got another camera over here. And if I’ve got 2 Artists working on these different shots I’ll have to run across and be like, “Oh wait!” Um the guys who’s working on this shot will be like, “Oh I turned Dusty. ”
Planes flies to the DVD market this November 19th!
Disney salutes National Aviation History Month, a month-long celebration of U.S. aviation’s storied past, with the release of the high-flying family adventure PLANES on Blu-ray™, DVD, Digital HD and On-Demand on November 19, and through educational partnership with aviation museums across the country. During the month of November select aviation museums will feature “PLANES”-inspired learning materials designed to introduce children to the exhilarating world of flight and its most celebrated figures. For more information on participating museums, please visit the Planes Facebook page at http://di.sn/sI1.