Disney’s New ‘a kite’s story’ VR Brief to Debut at SIGGRAPH 2019

For the second consecutive yr, Walt Disney Animation Studios will debut an all-new VR brief movie on the SIGGRAPH convention. Their newest effort, a kite’s story, was created inside the studio’s Brief Circuit experimental program, and might be a part of the third-annual SIGGRAPH 2019 VR Theater.

Directed by Bruce Wright, a kite’s story combines basic hand-drawn animation and the newest improvements in digital actuality to inform the whimsical story of two kites; a playful pet (with a wagging tail) and a pompous dragon who conflict, tangle, and finally should study to dwell with each other topic to the winds of destiny.

“I am thrilled kite’s story is premiering at SIGGRAPH 2019’s VR Theater,” Wright shared. “Digital actuality has the power to convey us into new worlds of story, and contact the hearts of the viewers in by no means earlier than dreamt of how. It is an honor to showcase our movie at SIGGRAPH for the innovators and artists who’re shaping the way forward for this medium.”

a kite’s story was created inside Disney Animation’s revolutionary Brief Circuit program, which supplies anybody inside the studio the chance to take part in a blind submission and be chosen for the chance to direct their brief movie concept. This system has produced 20 brief movies to date, with a kite’s story being the second VR movie (the primary, Jeff Gipson’s Cycles, debuted at SIGGRAPH 2018.

“We’re nonetheless on the cusp of a robust new medium, and I can not anticipate audiences to expertise what Disney has achieved with its second VR brief,” SIGGRAPH 2019 VR Theater director Maxwell Planck mentioned. “It’s encouraging and thrilling to see studios and artists with confirmed success in additional conventional laptop graphics contribute to the following evolution of storytelling, and additional proves that the seeds we’re planting are robust.”

Born in Los Angeles, and raised in Redondo Seaside and Lomita, California, Wright’s curiosity in animation was triggered in 1985 when, as a highschool newspaper reporter, he attended a particular screening of the Disney basic, Fantasia, adopted by a dialogue with legendary Disney animators Frank Thomas and Ollie Johnston. Impressed, he bought a Tremendous-Eight movie digicam and began making motion pictures. After attending Cal State, Lengthy Seaside, the place he majored in movie and tv research, he went on to work at Paramount Footage, the place he based an experimental desktop graphics and visible results lab, contributing to such tasks as Addams Household Values and Star Trek: Generations. He started his affiliation with Disney in 1996 as a live-action visible results animator at Dream Quest Photographs, the place he labored on Armageddon and George of the Jungle. His Disney Animation characteristic credit embrace results animation on Tangled, Wreck-It Ralph, Massive Hero 6, Zootopia, Ralph Breaks the Web, and, most lately, Frozen 2. Bruce and his spouse, Tekla, have a teenage daughter. An completed magician, he can typically be discovered dabbling in sleight of hand as a member of the world-famous Magic Fortress.

VR Theater Screenings are open to convention members with Full Convention and Full Convention Platinum registration and can be found by ticket solely. Click on right here for extra details about VR Theater ticketing. Register for SIGGRAPH 2019, July 28 – August 1: s2019.SIGGRAPH.org/register.

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