Making the Cut at Pixar
The Art of Editing Animation
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Join industry experts Bill Kinder and Bobbie O’Steen as they guide readers on a journey through every stage of production on an animated film, from storyboards to virtual cameras to final animation.
With unprecedented access to the Pixar edit suite, this authoritative project highlights the central role film editors play in some of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful movies of all time. The animation editor’s key contributions emerge through exclusive interviews with Pixar editors, as well as directors, producers, and creative heads. Case studies of never-before-seen works in progress reveal the editor’s profound responsibility to a film’s audience. In addition to exploring method and craft, this book provides important context for the editor in film history, the evolution of technology, and Pixar’s uniquely collaborative studio culture.
A must-read for students of digital filmmaking methods, filmmakers in all aspects of production, and fans of Pixar movies. This uniquely educational, historical, and entertaining book sheds light on how beloved stories are crafted from the perspective of crucial members of the filmmaking team.
Table of Contents
1. The Hub of the Wheel: The Setup 2. "Story, Story, Story…": Edi-Storial 3. Conducting a Concerto: Sound 4. Edit First, Shoot Later: Layout 5. Cutting Jell-O: Workplace Challenges 6. Out of the Galápagos: Editors and Technology Adapt 7. Afterword––Why Does It Matter?
Co-authors Bill Kinder and Bobbie O’Steen are esteemed experts in the field. Kinder was the founding director of Editorial and Post Production at Pixar from 1996-2014. O’Steen is a film historian and educator specializing in editing, and the author of The Invisible Cut and Cut to the Chase.