Tuesday, December 13, 2005


Pixar: 20 Years of Animation

(via Cartoon Brew) See, something like this is one of the reasons that I could be convinced to leave the comforts of Austin and move to NYC (and as much as I love Manhattan, that isn't very likely to happen... I love Austin more).

Opening this week is a new exhibit at the Museum of Modern Art devoted entirely to the work of Pixar. Though I work in an entirely different medium from animated film, I think I've learned as much about the craft of storytelling from studying the process of the Pixar team as I have from any other source. (My often repeated advice to anyone wanting to be a storyteller, in any medium, is to pick up the Special Edition DVD of any given Pixar film and listen carefully to the audio commentary. Worth more than a dozen workshops or universitty courses.)

Anyone living in the vicinity really owes it to themselves to head out to the MoMA between now and February. The exhibit boasts "paintings, concept art, sculptures, and an array of digital installations." I'd be especially curious to see the Zoetrope installation, which sounds pretty damn cool. Sadly, there's no room in the travel budget for me to go to NYC anytime soon, more's the pity, so I'll have to look to one of you to send me a full report. Go see it, already!

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