Leeward Community College Welcomes Pixar Animation Director to Speak About Digital Media

Pete Docter to conduct public lecture and digital media workshops for UH students

University of Hawaiʻi
Daniel Boulos, (808) 455-0513
Digital Media Program
Posted: Feb 17, 2004

Leeward Community College (LCC) will host a presentation by Pete Docter, an animation director at Pixar Animation Studos, on Thursday, February 19, at 7 p.m. in the Leeward Community College Theatre. Docter will share his experiences about working at Pixar and in the animation industry. His talk will be followed by a 30-minute question and answer session. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Docter, who is a three-time Academy Award nominee, is on a two-day residency at LCC. He will conduct a series of digital media workshops for University of Hawaiʻi students in the LCC Digital Media Lab.

Along with writers John Lasseter and Andrew Stanton, Docter developed the concept and characters for the Pixar/Disney computer animated feature film, "Toy Story." He also helped write and storyboard the film, and became supervising animator on the project. Docter made his feature film directorial debut with the highly successful animated movie, "Monsters, Inc.," for which he also created the concept and directed.

The schedule for the digital media workshops, which will all be held in the LCC Digital Media Computer Lab, is:
Thursday, February 19
4 p.m. — "The Computer Animated Film Production Process" (open to UH students only)

Friday, February 20
10 a.m. — "The Story Process, Script and Storyboards" (open to the public)
1 p.m. — "Animation and Performance" (open to UH students only)
3 p.m. — "Portfolios and Demo Reels" (open to UH students only)