Disney provided hotel and transportation to San Francisco for an Incredibles 2 Press Day.
My head is spinning thinking of how Pixar created the Incredibles 2. There was so much that went into it from Jack Jack to their new house they are going to be living in. Plus you have to think about the humor and how Elastagirl is able to ride a motorcycle that grows and comes apart so she can stretch and jump the way she does. It’s mind blowing and I’m going to try and share with you so be prepared for a mind blowing event.
Making Incredibles 2
Starts with a Story Board and a Story Reel
I’ve mentioned many times that the story process begins with a story reel and the pitching of an idea. A Story Reel is a quick way for animators to tell a story with quick drawings all in a row. These can change over time as the story changes.
The above storyboard was drawn by story artist Bobby Rubio for the sequence called “Stop the Tunneler.” Storyboards are drawn by story artists in order to pre-visualize the film as the script is being written. They are placed side-by-side in sequence by the editorial team, to convey the pace of scenes (and become a story reel when animated) and deliver a rough sense of how the story unfolds. This storyboard is one of approximately 410 boards delivered to editorial for this particular sequence. In total, 52,725 storyboards were delivered for the entire film. See Mind blowing stuff here!!
Incredibles Action Scene
Having characters with special powers can make an action scene even more complicated than an action scene is in general. The animators talked about how difficult it was working with fire, and smoke and the ever changing body shape of Elastagirl.
During the action sequence involving Elastagirl, and the train chase the animators were faced with many challenges. One challenge was how to create the motorcycle itself. One animator was brought on just because of her knowledge of motorcycles. Another challenge was how to keep Elastagirl from looking like a flea as she jumped from building to building and 150 mph.
A third challenge was how can they make Elastagirl important in this chase scene. How can she stand apart from the cops so they created a detour that blocked the cop cars where she was able to fit through with her special gifts. Pixar actually worked with a stunt coordinator to help with the action sequences in the movie.
The World of Incredibles 2
The world of Incredibles 2 is considered to be a supporting character in the film. It’s fully researched and planned from scratch. The world includes all the background characters, the environment and the props. The costumes are planned, the textures and the lighting and it all comes together to create the world. This is done all the way down to something as small as the details in the couch. Take a brand new couch and then consider how it will look over the years. There are bumps and lines are not straight. So there are purposely created textures and bumps and crooked lines to give the feeling of old and used to many items. Computers make things perfect and animators go back in to take that perfection away giving us “realism”.
The New Parr House
The New Parr House turned out to be quite the challenge for the animators. They created one and then that was scrapped and it became this mega house and they no time to work on it. The first home was 2300 square feet inspired by the 1940’s and it took six months to complete. The second home, the one you will see in the movie took 2.5 weeks to redesign and is now 20,000 square feet.
WOW…..that’s creating the Incredibles in a nutshell. And I feel like we didn’t even crack the surface of what goes on in creating an animated movie over at Pixar. To learn more about the art and animation of Pixar’s Incredibles 2 get the book on amazon, The Art of Incredibles 2
ABOUT THE MOVIE
In INCREDIBLES 2, Helen (voice of Holly Hunter) is called on to lead a campaign to bring Supers back, while Bob (voice of Craig T. Nelson) navigates the day-to-day heroics of “normal” life at home with Violet (voice of Sarah Vowell), Dash (voice of Huck Milner) and baby Jack-Jack—whose super powers are about to be discovered. Their mission is derailed, however, when a new villain emerges with a brilliant and dangerous plot that threatens everything. But the Parrs don’t shy away from a challenge, especially with Frozone (voice of Samuel L. Jackson) by their side. That’s what makes this family so Incredible.
Written and directed by Brad Bird (“Iron Giant,” “The Incredibles,” “Ratatouille”) and produced by John Walker (“The Incredibles,” “Tomorrowland”) and Nicole Grindle (“Sanjay’s Super Team” short, “Toy Story 3” associate producer), Disney•Pixar’s “Incredibles 2” busts into theaters on June 15, 2018.
Visit the official website here: http://disney.com/incredibles2
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