Pete Docter - Inside the Creative Community: The Power and Process of Animated Film

https://youtu.be/Lt7yLHl0xbA

Pete Docter is a film director, animator, screenwriter, and voice actor at Pixar Animation Studios. He contributed to the story and characters of Toy Story, Pixar's first full-length animated feature film, and served as the supervising animator for the film. He wrote story treatments for Toy Story 2 and Wall-E and directed Monsters, Inc., Up, and his latest release, Inside Out. He has been nominated for six Academy Awards and won Best Animated Feature Film for Up. Born and raised in Bloomington, MN, he graduated from the California Institute of the Arts where he received a Student Academy Award. In 1990, he was hired as Pixar Studio's third animator and began work on the day following his college graduation.


Telling a Story from the Inside Out

https://youtu.be/ulm7bcB2xvY

What does your character WANT?

What does your character NEED?

Creating a story is often as much of a journey for the writer as it is for the characters. In this video I look at the writing process for Inside Out to examine how the powerful emotions in the film were inspired by the real-life experiences of the writers.


Pete Docter - Geometry of Characters

https://youtu.be/i2tkCBFlXyc

 

Designing a Character can be daunting. Here's a look at how Pete Docter, from Pixar, uses basic geometry to help us understand a character, before they even speak.