Why Pixar’s Up is a Masterpiece! (Video Essay)

FeaturedWhy Pixar’s Up is a Masterpiece! (Video Essay)
This is my new video Essay for Disney/Pixar’s Up!
There is a reason why Up was the second animated film in history (The first was Beauty and the Beast) to be nominated for “Best Picture” at the Academy awards. It is a masterpiece with an incredible story and a heartfelt message. Not only is it an amazing example of Pixar’s skill in story structure, but it is also my personal favorite Pixar film. In this video, I attempt to explain why I love this movie so much while also exploring some of the storytelling genius that is woven through the fabric of the film.

How to create lightning in animation! (Disney special effects breakdown: old-school technique)

How to create lightning in animation! (Disney special effects breakdown: old-school technique)

A quick 2 min. video where I break down how Disney tricks you into seeing something that isn’t there using special optical effects!

I’m trying to do some new things on my YouTube channel to fill in the gaps between my flagship Video Essays…

I figured why not share something I have a passion for: the magic that goes into making our movie dreams a reality! It’s a little more educational then my usual content, but still really fun, so be prepared for that! I don’t know how people will react to shorter educational content like this, but there’s no harm in giving it a try!

It’s DIY technique for creating a lightning effect in your own movie, based on the way the old masters accomplished it! I love the fascinating work that goes on behind-the-scenes of all these famous movies, so I thought that exploring the unique special effects of hand-drawn animation in a bite-size format that makes it easy to understand might be fun! Maybe you’ll even learn how to do it yourself! 🙂