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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Another Stanton Interview!


I sat down for an interview with Nate Stanton, story artist to talk a bit about what he does here and how he got started. Nate has been with Pixar for 10 years and has also worked on such films as James and the Giant Peach. I hope you enjoy this Spline Cast. I will be adding it to iTunes shortly, but right now it lacks the opening and closing remarks and music background. I really wanted to get this up as soon as possible. I am posting an m4a file.

Link to m4a file


Blogger Wes Vasher said...

Great interview. Thanks Dr. Gordon.

5:20 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

thanks a lot!

9:52 PM

Blogger Jeremy Spears said...

For some reason I'm having trouble downloading it, when i click on the link, it shows just a bunch of weird text.

8:18 AM

Blogger sonoferek said...

He looks like Greg Kinnear.

8:24 AM

Blogger Dr. Gordon said...

You may have to right click if you are using safari.

10:05 AM

Blogger nvona said...

great interview.

11:26 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Two Stantons, two Dooleys...What a coincidence!

5:41 PM

Anonymous James said...

Another great interview from you guys, thanks alot. I've always been interested in the work of story artists, so this podcast has been really insightful!

6:17 AM

Blogger Emma said...

Awesome! Thank you so much, Dr. Gordon! I didn't realize that they had done away with pitching... it makes a lot more sense that way, in that the artist doesn't get in the way of the art, but at the same time seems like it's become a little impersonal...?

Anyway these splinecasts are always fantastic, just invaluable to get insider knowledge. Thank you for taking the time to do them.

12:05 PM

Blogger Dave James said...

Great interview! Where can we see some of Nat's work? On the web I mean.

3:12 PM

Anonymous Jean-Pierre Joubert said...

This is a great interview. Thanks for doing this. Very clear insight - I didn't realize all the extra things that go into a story artist's job, or that they're not pitching in the same way anymore.

Thanks again.

11:30 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pixar have done great job so far. They made great 3Danimated film but at the same time they make same style over again and again like Disney except 'incredibles'.
What U guys think?

1:03 AM

Anonymous manfred ragossnig said...

Awesome interview!

.. I need more of that stuff!

12:45 PM

Blogger Tony Papesh said...

Thanks for the interview - it was exactly what I needed to get out of this art slump!

1:36 PM

Blogger Dave said...

Yeah, great interview! Thanks!

5:59 AM

Anonymous Kristine B. said...

yes! A new Splinecast! :)
Thanks in advance

9:05 AM

Blogger amelia said...

This was so awesome. thanks so much guys. I reallly reallly want to be a story artist so this was just golden to listen to. Thanks so much!!


2:30 PM

Anonymous Dave said...

Great interview, I've been curious how the story department at Pixar works for a while, and now I know more about it.

I know these interviews take a while to make, and I definitely appreciate it. If you are open to suggestions, I'd be quite interested in hearing from someone in the R&D side of things (John Anderson, David Baraff, etc.) as to how that department works

10:30 AM

Blogger nvona said...

Nice to hear a mention of the film Downfall. I saw it back when it ran in theaters and it was an amazing two and a half hours.
Bruno Ganz should have been nominated for an Academy Award for his portrayal of Adolf Hitler...

4:54 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the great interview.

When I first found your blog I was really excited at all the awesome information that was being shared.

Animation is such a difficult art to learn so every nugget of information really helps. I have lost count of the number of times I have read something here and thought 'Wow, I never thought of it that way. Makes total sense now that its been spelt out so clearly'

Its a shame the posts have dryed-up a little of late. Its obvious you guys have some super-Über insights and knowledge on animation that I imagine have taken years of hard work and practice to acquire.

I appreciate that animation is very time consuming and you guys are really busy with work and life so I wont push my luck by coming off as too much of a winger but be thankful for the few crumbs that come this way from time to time.

5:45 PM

Blogger Alan MacEachern said...

another brill interview! great questions

5:24 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

hmmm. I'm havinbg downloading problems too. I get the "code text". I tried right clicking and downloading. My text file is the same stuff. Yes...I'm using Safari...maybe I'll try Firefox. Any thoughts?

4:21 AM

Blogger J said...

Great post Andrew. Thank you for sharing this. I got ALOT out of it.

1:40 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

42 minutes of interesting stuff! The sound has become great on these interviews. Good to hear about stuff like the Pitch-Doctor software they use and some of the beginner-mistakes a storyartist usually make. Great!


3:56 AM

Anonymous generalpervaizmusharraf said...

Really worthwhile data, much thanks for the post.

4:12 AM


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