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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Pixar Short: Day & Night - An Inside Look, making, behind the scenes

Pixar Short: Day & Night, An Inside Look, making, behind the scenes, wallpaper, poster, cover





Day &Night follows two characters, Day and Night. Inside Day is a day scene with a sun in the center, and inside Night is a night scene with a moon in the center. Whatever goes on inside of Day or Night expresses normal events that typically occur within a day or night, respectively, and these events often correspond with actions or emotions that the characters Day or Night express. For example, when Day is happy he will have a rainbow inside him, and when Night is happy he will have fireworks inside him.
Day and Night meet and at first are uneasy about each other. They become jealous of each other due to the events occurring in their insides, and end up fighting at one point in the short. Eventually they see the positives in each other and learn to like each other. At the end of the film the things they saw in each other they see in themselves, as Day becomes night, and Night becomes day.

Pixar Short: Day & Night - An Inside Look



The short uses a novel effect of combining 2D and 3D animation, being Pixar's second short film to be partially animated in 2D (Your Friend the Rat was the first). The outlines of both characters are hand drawn and animated in 2-D, while the scenes inside their silhouettes are rendered in 3D.
Toy Story 3 (Four-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo + Digital Copy)The voice used in this film is from Dr. Wayne Dyer and was taken from a lecture he gave in the 1970s. The director of the film incorporated the ideas taken from Dyer's lecture in order to show that the unknown can be mysterious and beautiful, and doesn't at all have to be something to fear. Pixar honored Dyer by providing him with a private screening of the film.

The score was created by Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino who also created the score for Pixar's Up.

The insides of the characters are computer animated;the use of a masking technique allows the 2D characters to be windows into a 3D world inside them.


Day & Night was nominated for the Best Animated Short Film at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards. It won the award for Best Short Film at the 38th Annie Awards. The Visual Effects Society also gave Day & Night an award for the Outstanding Achievement in an Animated Short

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