I know I have been talking a lot about Big Hero 6, but that’s because it’s amazing! Today I wanted to focus on the short they showed before Big Hero 6 – FEAST! It was adorable! Even though it wasn’t a full length film there was so much emotion and such a great story. While I was in Los Angeles I had the chance to sit down with Feast’s Director, Patrick Osborne, and Producer, Kristina Reed.
Here are 7 Facts about Feast that I learned:
1. The short was green lit January 13 of this year (2014) and finished at the end of May making their production 16 weeks.
2. Patrick Osborne has had wiener dogs his whole life but felt there was too many winer dogs in animation. He wanted a simple look and went with a two toned dog so that you could tell he was rotating.
3. Patrick’s favorite part of the project was the animation. He’s been animating for twelve years and finds that there are certain parts to animation that are free and creative.
4. The short was inspired by the one second video app. They took a six minute video that would be one second every day. The concept is to have a six minute version of the year.
5. The short was “touched” by a lot of people. In shorts you work in between the big features, which are sort of like the ocean liner that everyone is working on. Therefore you get people here and there when you can. A lot of people get to touch it, but for not very long. There is a few story artists that helped out in the beginning, then a core crew of about five people (head of animation, production designer, a visual effects supervisor ).They had fifteen animators for about three weeks.
“Feast,” a new short from first-time director Patrick Osborne (head of animation for “Paperman”) and Walt Disney Animation Studios, is the story of one man’s love life as seen through the eyes of his best friend and dog, Winston, and revealed bite by bite through the meals they share.