Must Watch: Video Examines Brad Bird's Style of Animated Storytelling
"We want tons of good ideas! And we've got, you know, 80 minutes here to knock everybody out." This is a fantastic new video essay examining the animated movies and storytelling techniques of filmmaker Brad Bird, who is currently working on making The Incredibles 2 at Pixar. Created by veteran editor Kees van Dijkhuizen Jr. (who retired in 2012, but is seemingly back now with more work) the video features audio clips of Brad Bird discussing his ideas and mentality, spliced with clips from his movies showing exactly what he's talking about. The opening quote is from the documentary about the making of The Iron Giant, released on the new Blu-ray this year. I've watched this video at least 5 times already, it's that good. Enjoy.
Description from Vimeo: "Brad Bird, writer and director of animated films The Iron Giant, The Incredibles and Ratatouille, gives an insight into his writing process, how he directs animation and why many people fundamentally misunderstand the medium. Subtitles available." This video was edited by the very talented Kees van Dijkhuizen Jr., a movie lover and editor we've been featuring for years and years - mainly his retrospectives and year-in-review videos. This video combines excerpts from the three audio commentary tracks on home releases of The Iron Giant, The Incredibles and Ratatouille, as well as fragments from the behind-the-scenes documentaries. For more videos by Kees, check out his Vimeo. How great is this video?