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 Post subject: Pixar Spark Shorts
PostPosted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:06 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Pixar Spark Shorts
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I hope we will see a Pixar short with actual dialogue for a change. I honestly don't understand why almost every Pixar short has to be pantomime. Not that it makes them bad, but a little diversity in that regard as will wouldn't hurt.


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 Post subject: Re: Pixar Spark Shorts
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It's great that the shorts will be released on Youtube and we'll be able to watch them! The titles announced so far sound quite interesting and I think this whole initiative is fantastic.

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I hope we will see a Pixar short with actual dialogue for a change. I honestly don't understand why almost every Pixar short has to be pantomime. Not that it makes them bad, but a little diversity in that regard as will wouldn't hurt.

I hope that too. I think the shorts from this new short film program will be more varied than the theatrical shorts. The directors of these shorts will probably have more creative freedom as the shorts won't need to fit with the style rules of the "official" shorts.

Regarding the lack of dialogue in Pixar shorts, usually I haven't minded it, but I don't like it when the characters speak with grumbles and unintelligible sounds because they can't allow actual speaking in their shorts, like in La Luna or Lou. I think that's ridiculous and kind of cheating. I much rather the characters talked in these shorts instead.


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 Post subject: Re: Pixar Spark Shorts
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Yes, if they feel voice actors are required, why not use the opportunity to let them speak real words instead of giving them some kind of Mr. Bean dialogue.

Perhaps there are some Pixar animator right now thinking "forget about all the etablished shorts traditions, I want to create something entirely new never done before". Or maybe a return to the old, like a short inspired by the Bob Clampett or Fleischer cartoons.


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 Post subject: Re: Pixar Spark Shorts
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I think they don't talk because then they know they can show the short to everyone without having to spend alot of money to dubbed it into multiple languages.


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 Post subject: Re: Pixar Spark Shorts
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Posters, stills and synopsis for the first 6 shorts: https://www.pixarpost.com/2019/01/explo ... horts.html

There's one in 2D animation, Kitbull. And unless the characters speak gibberish, judging by the synopsis, Loop will probably have dialogue.


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I think they don't talk because then they know they can show the short to everyone without having to spend alot of money to dubbed it into multiple languages.

I never thought of that possibility. Pixar seems to spare no expense with their shorts, but not having to translate them certainly saves them some trouble, so it could be because of that.


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The short Purl is now available online as well as two related featurettes: Go Behind the Scenes of Purl and Meet the Filmmakers Behind Purl.

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^Purl was quite good! I liked the message and how it depicts the difficulties of women in a boys' club workplace environment. I'm also glad they released some behind-the-scenes stuff.

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I hope we will see a Pixar short with actual dialogue for a change.

Your wish has been granted! Yes, it was refreshing watching a Pixar short with actual dialogue. I don't know if it was because of that or not, but it didn't feel like a Pixar short at all. I liked that because it shows they really let the filmmakers have more creative freedom in this new shorts program. I'm really looking forward to seeing the rest of the shorts.


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Not a fan of the innuendos or talking about "kicking ass", but otherwise was enjoyable.

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While I love that Pixar is slowly letting women taking the lead, it's so funny that Pixar is acting "woke" about gender equality after past female employees revealed damning things about Pixar. :roll: Hell, the office in the short is literally the company the females described about Pixar.

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Not a fan of the innuendos or talking about "kicking ass", but otherwise was enjoyable.


Noted, but this wasn't meant for kids originally. This is a part of an internship program at Pixar, right?


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 Post subject: Re: Pixar Spark Shorts
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While I love that Pixar is slowly letting women taking the lead, it's so funny that Pixar is acting "woke" about gender equality after past female employees revealed damning things about Pixar. :roll: Hell, the office in the short is literally the company the females described about Pixar.

Yeah, maybe the bad experiences the director says she had at other studios actually happened to her at Pixar. Or at least part of them.


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 Post subject: Re: Pixar Spark Shorts
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The short Smash and Grab is now available online as well as two related featurettes: Go Behind the Scenes of Smash and Grab and Meet the Filmmakers Behind Smash and Grab.

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I like Robots with feelings, but it felt like they really copied a lot from WALL-E.


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 Post subject: Re: Pixar Spark Shorts
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Yes, it reminded me a bit of WALL-E, but I think it's original enough. This short feels more typical Pixar than the previous one, but I liked it. And the art direction was quite impressive.


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I wasnt too fond of that one to be honest. It went on too long for its own good, plus I don't like the fact that they used motion capture for this.


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 Post subject: Re: Pixar Spark Shorts
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Did they use motion capture for the final animation or just to plan the characters' movements? It's not clear to me from the behind-the-scenes featurette. Either way, I was also surprised when I saw they had used motion capture. It must be the first time Pixar uses that technology.


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The impression I got was it was used to block out most of it first, quickly and cheaply. Then tweak as needed, which mo cap needs anyway.


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 Post subject: Re: Pixar Spark Shorts
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Yes, it must've been done that way. Otherwise, I think they would've made it clear in the featurette that they had made the effort to animate them the traditional way. I don't mind that it was used for an experimental short like this one; but if they start using motion capture in their feature films, I wouldn't like it.


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The short Kitbull is now available online as well as two related featurettes: Go Behind the Scenes of Kitbull and Meet the Filmmakers Behind Kitbull.

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This is the one I've been anticipating the most, as a rescue dog mom. I loved it. I'm still feeling emotional- it's a lingering feeling. And yay hand-drawn!!


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