Are you a Pixar fan and have you ever wondered how the studio’s stories and animations are made? The Disney-sponsored company of Emeryville, California, answers all of your questions in an online video course that they made available for free through the Khan Academy platform.
The Pixar in a Box course features videos that teach the art of storytelling on topics such as “Virtual Cameras,” “Effects,” “Character Modeling,” and many others. The classes also count on the participation of several Pixar professionals, such as Mark Andrews (Brave) and Pete Docter (Monsters Inc. and Inside Out).
“Pixar in a Box is a behind-the-scenes look where we see how Pixar artists do their jobs,” explains the course. “You will be able to animate jumping balls, build a swarm of robots and make virtual fireworks explode. The subjects you learn at school – math, science, computer science and human – are used every day to create great movies at Pixar. “