Today, I successfully completed the final elements of the Technology section of this website. The technology section explored all of the tools and technology which allows Pixar to animate and create their films.
Computer animators are artists. While their tools are high-tech, nothing replaces their creative vision.
Pixar has proven time and time again that the process of three-dimensonal computer animation works. Their body of films are not only some of the finest examples of Computer Animation but also possess an exceptional quality of storytelling.
The process of animation is long and complex, and incorporates the use of much technology. A typical Pixar animation takes four to five years to complete. Pixar's filmmaking process is a design process, alternating iterations of planning and implementation, all centred on storytelling.
From completing my major work, I learnt Pixar's process is based on a few simple approaches. Films are visually developed, meaning their process is one that celebrates visual presentation rather than narrative. They use traditional skills, like drawing, painting, sculpture and storytelling in their planning process.
I have thoroughly enjoyed the process of researching how Pixar uses technology to create their films, and the number of innovations Pixar has brought to the industry. Most importantly, I have come to realise that while their tools are high-tech, nothing replaces their creative vision.
I am a huge fan of Pixar's animated films, and the medium of animation as a whole.
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