Disney•Pixar's "Lava": Moving Mountains

Production Sessions

Disney•Pixar's "Lava": Moving Mountains

Tuesday, 11 August 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall K

"Lava" is a love letter to volcanoes and the beauty of tropical islands. But even more, it's a musical work of art that required unique collaboration among Pixar's artists. From designing a main character that is also the main set, to integrating a unique set of new lighting tools, to telling a story in song, the production required all teams to work in a collaborative and improvisational way, which was both terrifying and exhilarating as all the components came together. This session explains how "Lava" came to life as the teams were inspired by each other's artistic choices to create an explosive vision.

James Murphy, Director
Pixar Animation Studios

Colin Levy, Camera Supervisor
Pixar Animation Studios

Aaron Hartline, Supervising Animator
Pixar Animation Studios

Austin Lee, Modeling & Rigging Lead
Pixar Animation Studios

Dirk Van Gelder, Real-Time Software Development
Pixar Animation Studios

Byron Bashforth, Shading & Painting Lead
Pixar Animation Studios

Farhez Rayani, Lead Lighting Technical Director
Pixar Animation Studios