Making of a Disney Short: Feast Exclusive
Paperman is probably my favorite Disney Short of all time. I loved it before seeing it in the movies in front of Wreck It Ralph, when all I saw were drawings on blogs. So you could imagine my delight when I found out that Patrick Osborne head animator on Paperman and creator of the new Disney Short Feast would be in our interview line up. I attended an all expenses paid trip to LA with Disney and ABC Television.
If you haven’t seen Big Hero 6 yet, then you should definitely check it out this weekend and get there on time so you can see the short Feast that opens in front of Big Hero 6. I honestly cried watching this short at the red carpet premiere of Big Hero 6. If you’ve even had a broken heart you can identify with this short.
“Feast,” a new short from first-time director Patrick Osborne (head of animation, “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.
Winston is the cute Boston Terrier that stars in the short Feast. Osborne shared that he wanted to choose a two toned dog so when they were animating the drawings you could see the smooth movement of the dog. Even with the choice of dogs, he wanted to choose a dog that you don’t see often in animations and after several drawings of different dogs they went with Winston. Wondering how the idea for Feast came about?
Patrick Osborne: It started with an all called 1 Second Everyday. It’s an app that lets you record one second of your life everyday for the rest of your life. Patrick was using the app to take photos of his meals for a year. When he found out that there was an opportunity to pitch a short he immediately started to think of an idea to share a story of all his meals and how they changed based on his life and how he was feeling. Slowly the idea evolved and included Winston.
Osborne thought it would be fun to share how the dog grew with the family and as time passed how that dog became more comfortable with that family.
Kristina Reed producer of Feast shared that when they were choosing meals for the short they had to find meals that you could immediately identify with, since they are only on screen for less than three seconds they wanted the foods to be familiar with viewers. One of the things they had for people working on the short was “Feast Fridays”, they would bring in foods they were considering and brainstorm about the project. She also noted that when they had healthier options not as many people showed up for the ‘feast’.
Patrick Osborne said the short was green lit a year and a month ago (at time of the interview). Their shot production was 16 weeks with a month for in the end. Production started in January of 2014 and was completed at the end of May 2014.
Big Hero 6 is playing everywhere right now and arrive early to catch the short Feast.
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