Conference 5–9 August 2012
Exhibition 7–9 August 2012
Los Angeles Convention Center

The Art and Science Behind Walt Disney Animation Studios’ “Paperman”

Thursday, 9 August 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM | Los Angeles Convention Center, West Hall B

Applying a technique that seamlessly merges computer-generated and hand-drawn animation techniques, first-time director, John Kahrs, takes the art of animation in a bold new direction with “Paperman”. Using a minimalist black-and-white style, the short film follows the story of a lonely young man in mid-century New York City, whose destiny takes an unexpected turn after a chance meeting with a beautiful woman on his morning commute. In this panel, members of the small, innovative group at Walt Disney Animation Studios that created “Paperman” share their insights about the art, design, and technology of this innovative project.

Darrin Butters

John Kahrs

Patrick Osborne
Animation Supervisor

Amol Sathe
Lighting and Compositing Supervisor

Jeff Turley
Art Director

Brian Whited
Final Line Software