Sunday, 10 August 2014

The Ghibli Museum Interview with John Lasseter

Goro Miyazaki interviewing John Lasseter on the Ghibli Museum.

John Alan Lasseter (born January 12, 1957) is an American animator, film director, screenwriter, producer and the chief creative officer at PixarWalt Disney Animation Studios, and DisneyToon Studios. He is also currently the Principal Creative Advisor for Walt Disney Imagineering.[2]
Lasseter began his career as an animator with The Walt Disney Company. Fired from Disney for promoting computer animation, he joined Lucasfilm, where he worked on the then-groundbreaking use of CGI animation. The Graphics Group of the Computer Division of Lucasfilm was sold to Steve Jobs and became Pixar in 1986. Lasseter oversees all of Pixar's films and associated projects as executive producer. In addition, he directed Toy Story (1995), A Bug's Life (1998), Toy Story 2 (1999), Cars (2006), and Cars 2(2011). Since 2007, he also oversees all of Walt Disney Animation Studios' (and its division, DisneyToon Studios') films and associated projects as executive producer.
He has won two Academy Awards, for Animated Short Film (for Tin Toy), as well as a Special Achievement Award (for Toy Story).[3]

« La tecnologia non crea i film. Le persone lo fanno. Non sei un animatore solo perché sai muovere un oggetto dal punto A al punto B. Sei qualcuno che dà vita ad un personaggio: un qualcosa che i software e la tecnologia non possono fare »
(John Lasseter)
« I computer che creo io durano per 2 o 3 anni al massimo, quello che fate voi alla Pixar dura per sempre »
(Steve Jobs a John Lasseter)

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