First look at La Luna

Enrico Casarosa directed Pixar’s latest short film, La Luna, which will première at the Annecy International Animation Festival, June 6-11. I was the Effects Supervisor.

Synopsis: La Luna is the timeless fable of a young boy who is coming of age in the most peculiar of circumstances. Tonight is the very first time his Papa and Grandpa are taking him to work. In an old wooden boat they row far out to sea, and with no land in sight, they stop and wait. A big surprise awaits the little boy as he discovers his family’s most unusual line of work. Should he follow the example of his Papa, or his Grandpa? Will he be able to find his own way in the midst of their conflicting opinions and time-worn traditions?

4 Responses

  1. OU STOKKIES:

    Another young boy (say eight 8 years of age and born in South Africa almost 50 years ago) asked his Papa: “How is a cartoon movie being made?” His Papa gave him an 8 mm camera with single shutter and said: “Draw 18 images per second…. and photograph them one by one in series….”

    The little fellow became doctor in computer graphics, found his own way out of time-worn traditions into a Pixar creative paradise and became Effects Supervisor for LA LUNA.

    His Papa

    • Some day, I’ll try to upload OU STOKKIES and some of my claymation experiments. Looking back (and having seen some of my colleague’s first attempts), mine were not really very good. However, those attempts did teach me three important lessons.

      * I developed an ‘eye’ for animation — the ability to ‘see’ what works and what doesn’t.
      * I needed a tool to help me animate — hence my pursuit of becoming a specialist in computer graphics.
      * Encouragement from Papa and Mama to pursue what you’re passionate about, is awesome!

  2. Kan nie wag om dit op die 24ste te sien nie !

    • Yes, we have a little wrap party May 24th. Of course, most of us wrapped sometime last year, but we had to wait for the sound track, mixing and credits to be completed.

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