Tobin Jones, Senior FX Technical Director, Pixar The Good Dinosaur: Effective Storytelling
Thursday May 05, 2016 - 07:00:00 PM
Cogswell Polytechnic College
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San Jose,CA 95134
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7:30 Snacks and Networking
8:00 Announcements & Presentation
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Visual effects is often used to create dynamic action and realism in both live action and animated films. But visual effects can also be used as a narrative tool to emphasize plot, mood, and character. This was the goal of the Effects team at Pixar Animation, who was tasked with creating both the environment and antagonist for our main character Arlo. To achieve the look of The Good Dinosaur, artist were required to think about reality and animation as a singular event. The result is a world of raging rivers, stormy mountains, and dusty plains that is more than just a backdrop to a story. The visual effects is an environment to be navigated, and provide a journey for Arlo to explore and develop as a character.
Tobin Jones is a Senior FX Technical Director who has worked in the entertainment industry for 18 years. He has credits in over 25 feature films and was nominated for the 2015 ASIFA ANNIE Award for best visual effects for How To Train Your Dragon 2. Recently Tobin joined Pixar Animation Studios and has worked on visual effects for The Good Dinosaur, Piper, and Finding Dory.