The supervising technical director discusses production on Disney and Pixar’s long-awaited hit animated sequel, Finding Dory, including the design and animation of the film’s eight-legged heroic cephalopod.
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As part of AWN’s Professional Spotlight series -- a series of exclusive video interviews shot during the VIEW Conference in 2016 -- here is an in-depth talk with John Halstead, supervising technical director on Disney and Pixar’s long-awaited hit animated sequel, Finding Dory – who shares his insights on the film’s production, including the design and animation of the film’s eight-legged heroic cephalopod, Hank, as well as new technology used on the film and thoughts on photorealism in the studio’s work.
Dan Sarto is Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Animation World Network.