The CaixaForum hosts a series of conferences on Pixar

From the 19th of February to the 26th of March, in parallel with the exhibition “Pixar. 25 years of animation”, the culture centre has organised a series of conferences dealing with the company responsible for films such as “Toy Story”, “Wall-E” and “Up”

In parallel with the exhibition Pixar. 25 years of animation which the CaixaForum is hosting up until the 3rd of May, the centre has organised a series of conferences dealing with the film company responsible for such runaway successes as Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Ratatouille, Wall-E, Up and Brave. The series Pixar Studios will offer a series of conferences on such subjects as the origins of the company, the techniques and working methods employed and the reasons for the company’s success.

The first conference will take place on the 19th of February and will be given by Jaume Duran, coordinator of the series and Professor of Film and Audio-Visuals at the University of Barcelona. Entitled, Pixar and the origins of computer-generated animation, the conference will deal with the development of the company, closely linked to developments in computer-generated animation and effects, from his tasks in the George Lucas production company to its purchase by Steve Jobs to its current status as part of Disney Studios.

The conference on the 26th of February, entitled Computer-generated animation in Pixar will be given by Sergi Villagrasa, Professor of Computer-Generated Animation at the La Salle Campus in the Ramon Llull University and will offer an insight into the various phases in the Pixar creative process: modelling, texturing, animation, lighting and rendering.

On the 6th of March, in The Pixar Working Method, one of the factory’s animators, Daniel López, will explain how he arrived at Pixar, what the day-to-day life is like inside the company, what makes the company so special and how the films are made.

On the 12th of March, in The Stages of Pixar Animation Studios, Valencia Polytechnic University professor María Lorenzo will review a number of Pixar films, from Toy Story to Monsters University and their relation to the development stages of the company.

On the 19th of March, in Pixar Screenplays, Professor of Screen-writing and Director of the Graduate School for Cinema and Audiovisuals of Catalonia (ESCAC), Jaume Macià, will offer an analysis of Pixar screen-writing mechanisms.
 

Finally, on the 26th of March, a round-table discussion entitled The Pixar model and its relationship with the rest of the animated film world will feature Júlia Francino, ESCAC professor and co-founder of Estudi Bicoté, Óscar Garcia, video-games professor at the Graduate School for New Interactive Technologies (ENTI), Àngel Sala, the director of the Sitges Film Festival, and Jordi Sánchez, professor at the Catalonia Open University and member of the International Animation Industry Networking Summit, Anima’t.
 

Pixar Studios

When: From the 19th of February to the 26th of March. All sessions will begin at 7.00 pm 

Price: 4 € each session

Where: CaixaForum

More information here

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Publication date: Monday, 16 February 2015
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