Are you getting excited for the release of Pixar’s Inside Out this coming weekend, June 19th? We are! We already have our tickets, for all eight of us. The girls are super excited.
To wrap our visit to Pixar Studios in San Francisco, I want to share our time with Co-Director Ronnie del Carmen & Story Supervisor Josh Cooley. Both played a very active role on the input and making of Inside Out.
Script to Screen – Pixar Inside Out
Ronnie was happy to share the process his group in challenged to do. He explained that Pete (Director) hands passes along the story idea, and what he envisions for the characters. Like with Inside Out, Pete shares, his daughter Ellie, full of spunk, then gets older and changes, becomes more of a sullen, silent teenager. Ellie’s parents now wonder “What happened to my little girl?”; she doesn’t say much.
Now Ronnie and Josh’s group meets to put ideas of characters together to match the script.
From these meetings they do a little brainstorming, and goofing off. The idea of drawing one another or something is encouraged, and as you can see on in the picture they save all the scrap papers. It really seems they have fun at this part even tho it could be creatively painful.
It was great to hear Ronnie explain and show the processes of story boards, how they seem to get messaged constantly, until Pete gives the final okay.
Josh Cooly loved to share a few personal experiences as a father, and said Inside Out will relate to him and his family. Both guys shared a lot information how Inside Out went from script to screen, and the challenging process. From what I gathered was that the drawing process was the most time consuming. The ideas of characters, motions, scenery, and ect, always seem to be evolving. Josh took a moment, explain how to draw one of the main characters from Inside Out, Anger.
My drawing of Anger while at the storyboard presentation at Pixar Studios. #InsideOutEvent pic.twitter.com/U1YgFkWJP5
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Draw Anger in Under 3 Minutes – Josh Cooly
- Draw a box
- Draw eye brows… dipping down
- Big eyes
- Barely see pupils due to brow so far down
- Fists, circles and tubes
- Shirt just under mouth, with collar and tie
- Belt-line just under tie
- No room for legs, just feet
- Lower lids and open mouth a little on the side, smoke coming out of head for details
Now draw characters a 100 times a day, then move on to next one; a lot of every sequence, pitche to director and rest of story team. That is the day of a storyboard artist.
Here is a quick run down of Inside Out:
Growing up can be a bumpy road, and it’s no exception for Riley, who is uprooted from her Midwest life when her father starts a new job in San Francisco. Like all of us, Riley is guided by her emotions – Joy (Amy Poehler), Fear (Bill Hader), Anger (Lewis Black), Disgust (Mindy Kaling) and Sadness (Phyllis Smith). The emotions live in Headquarters, the control center inside Riley’s mind, where they help advise her through everyday life. As Riley and her emotions struggle to adjust to a new life in San Francisco, turmoil ensues in Headquarters. Although Joy, Riley’s main and most important emotion, tries to keep things positive, the emotions conflict on how best to navigate a new city, house and school.
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INSIDE OUT opens in theaters everywhere on June 19th!