Former students play lead roles in PIXAR’s Oscar-winning UP

Pixar "UP"

Eighteen former students were on the PIXAR crew who created the Oscar-winning film “UP” – three with “lead” credit, two with “supervisor” credit and one with “lighting director” credit. On March 7, “UP” Director Pete Docter accepted the Academy Award on behalf of the studio and his animation team. Unlike some past years, “UP” was the only computer-generated film nominated for best animated feature. The other nominees were “Coraline,” “Fantastic Mr. Fox,” “The Princess and the Frog” and “The Secret of Kells.” “UP” came out last May in 3-D and made more than $700 million at worldwide box offices.

Pete Docter accepts Oscar for PIXAR's "UP" - photo by Reuters/Gary Hershorn

PIXAR’S ”UP” Aggie Vizzers


Directors of Photography

Lighting . . . . . . . . JEAN-CLAUDE KALACHE


Show Supervisors

Effects Supervisor. . . . . . . . . . . GARY BRUINS

Sets Supervisor . . . . . . . . JOHN HALSTEAD


CHARACTERS

Character Shading & Groom Lead . . . . . . ROBERT MOYER


SETS

Sets Dressing Artists

CHRISTINA GARCIA

P. ANTONIO PIEDRA

Sets Materials Lead . . . . . . . . ERIC ANDRAOS

Matte Paint Technical

PATRICK JAMES

Sets Technical Development

LANDON GRAY


LIGHTING

Technical Lighting Lead . . . . . . . . . MITCH KOPELMAN

Key Lighting Artists

ANGELIQUE REISCH

KIM ROSS

Shot Lighting Artists

DON BUI


EFFECTS

Development & Effects Artists

JON REISCH

Effects Artists

CHRIS CHAPMAN

KEITH DANIEL KLOHN


PRODUCTION

Production Support

SUE MAATOUK-KALACHE


RENDERING PIPELINE GROUP

Team

ERIC PEDEN

posted March 10, 2010