How Pixar Solves Problems From The Inside Out


[tc_dropcap]It’s easy to forget that Pixar is a technology company. Mostly because the invention that they do is in service of a narrative.[/tc_dropcap]

When done successfully, your attention is held by that narrative, not by the technical achievements that made it possible. With Inside Out, its newest feature due later this year, Pixar had its own unique set of technical challenges to overcome. A bigger vision led to scaling problems, the duality of the film’s narrative meant creating not one, but two worlds and visual languages — not to mention a main character made entirely of light.

Inside Out is the story of a young girl named Riley who moves to San Francisco from the midwest with her parents. To some extent, the story is about how she adjusts and how her relationship to her family changes along with their locale.

But, in parallel, there is an internal story being…

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Author: rjbailey

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