Language: American English
Level: Intermediate +
Have you ever seen the animation film “Finding Nemo”? Or “Toy Story”, or “WALL-E”? Maybe you have seen all of them. Have you ever thought what makes us feel as if the animation characters were real? Why do we rejoice and grieve with them? Danielle Feinberg, Pixar's director of photography, reveals some secrets how she creates believable fantastic worlds and brings her digital heroes to life. Enjoy this incredible, touching and inspirational TED-talk, a “wonderfully told amazing journey of self-discovery”.
To make a living
to earn enough money to support yourself
You can’t make a living being an artist!
writing code for a computer programme / application
I have always loved coding. And so I decided to study computer programming in college.
the 3rd year in a college/university
In my junior year, my computer graphics professor showed us these wonderful short films.
To come together
to be united
Math, science and code could come together to create these worlds and stories.
to put smth in a particular place
Lighting in practice is placing lights inside this 3D world.
The world comes to life
the world starts to act or move as if alive
It’s the moment when suddenly the world comes to life as if it’s an actual place that exists.
To look appealing
to look attractive/interesting
I learned how to make a character look appealing or stand out in a busy set.
To stand out
to be easily seen, noticeable
making smb believe that smth is true
We tried so hard to make WALL-E this convincing robot that we made his binoculars practically optically perfect.
an image in a mirror / on water
We started lighting and we realized the triple lenses inside his binoculars were a mess of reflections.
the moment when you suddenly understand something important, have a great idea, or find the answer to a problem
And then we have our eureka moment: we add a light to WALL-E that accidentally leaks into his eyes.