077: Designing 'Brave' (Pixar Visit #4)


In this episode, we get a presentation by Shading Art Director Tia Kratter and Production Designer Steve Pilcher, who both worked on Brave.

Brave Shading Art Director Tia Kratter is photographed working in her office on February 16, 2012 at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, Calif. (Photo by Deborah Coleman / Pixar. Al rights reserved.)

Brave Shading Art Director Tia Kratter is photographed working in her office on February 16, 2012 at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, Calif. (Photo by Deborah Coleman / Pixar. Al rights reserved.)

Brave Production Designer Steve Pilcher is photographed working in his office on February 13, 2012 at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, Calif. (Photo by Deborah Coleman / Pixar. All rights reserved.)

Brave Production Designer Steve Pilcher is photographed working in his office on February 13, 2012 at Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, Calif. (Photo by Deborah Coleman / Pixar. All rights reserved.)

BRAVE Merida concept art by Production Designer Steve Pilcher. All rights reserved.

BRAVE Merida concept art by Production Designer Steve Pilcher. All rights reserved.

BRAVE Tapestry concept art by Production Designer Steve Pilcher. All rights reserved.

BRAVE Tapestry concept art by Production Designer Steve Pilcher. All rights reserved.

A massive print of Steve’s textile design is hanging in Pixar’s entryway. Photo by Derrick Clements.

A massive print of Steve’s textile design is hanging in Pixar’s entryway. Photo by Derrick Clements.

A closer shot to highlight detail. Photo by Derrick Clements.

A closer shot to highlight detail. Photo by Derrick Clements.

Read more about my Pixar trip at my personal blog: http://writingderrick.com/visit-to-pixar-trip-summary