• John Kahrs Spline Cast – Polish


    This may be the first interview I did. Its with animator John Kahrs. John Worked here from 1997 to 2007. He was nominated for 2 annie awards for his work on Monsters and Incredibles. His work on the films was always among the best. It had a great sense of weight, physicality and a high level of polish. I thought it would be good to interview him to help with teaching and just to talk to him about his process. John recently left Pixar and is now working at Disney Feature Animation.

    Enjoy. Again, sorry for the lack of sound quality.
    It was recorded directly onto an ipod

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  • The Original Spline Doctor


    Adam Burke and I did a great interview with Ed Catmull. Thanks to everyone who sent us questions. Special thanks to Ed for doing the interview and to Adam for setting it up. The fact that Ed made time to do this interview says alot about him and the kind of company he runs

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  • Upcoming Spline Cast


    Our next Spline Cast is pretty exciting if I say so myself… Dr Burke set this one up. Our guest will be Ed Catmull, founder and President of Pixar and Disney Feature Animation. Anyway, I am posting this so that readers can send in some questions. We will pick a few of the best ones. Just send them to the comments section with your name or if you want to remain anonymous, that’s fine. Obviously, we are not gonna ask him any questions that deal with upcoming films or company stuff.

    Thanks to Dr. Burke and to Ed for doing this.

    -Andrew

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  • Art Department Roundtable!!!!

    We’re proud to announce the next splinecast in our Animation Roundtable series. Andrew and I were very fortunate to gather an amazing group of some of Pixar’s art department A-listers for our Art Department Roundtable. In this podcast we are joined by production designers Harley Jessup and Bob Pauley, director of photography Sharon Calahan, art director Tia Kratter, and character designer Teddy Newton. Andrew and I can’t thank them all enough for their participation. We had a great, anecdotal conversation about the development process from art’s point of view with some of the most talented designers working in animation today. Below is an mp4 and wav file of the recording. Andrew and I will do our best to publish a polished version with recorded wraps and slideshow up on iTunes as soon as we’re able. Till then take a listen to a group of people who have had a hand in creating some of the most stunning visuals in film’s recent history. We hope you enjoy it.

    -Adam

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  • Whats up, Doc?


    Finally, The Pete Docter Spline Cast is up on Itunes. I’ll be tweaking it a bit, but the interview is done and hopefully the audio is ok. We did it with a special microphone at Pixar.

    Enjoy!

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    Pete Docter Spline Cast

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