More about Rio Design Week

Here’s some more nice press about tonight’s talk at Rio Design Week.

Tecnologia e desenho unidos pela diversão (O Globo, Oct. 17)
Criando mundos que se mexem (Secretaria de Cultura, Oct. 22)
Rio inspira olhares estrangeiros que veem arte por todos os lados (O Globo, Oct. 26)
Uma viagem ao mundo da animação na Semana Design Rio (O Globo, Oct. 27)

A panoramic view of the venue by day. Rio de Janeiro's Jockey Club is, as the name implies, also a racetrack!

A panoramic view of the event venue by day. Rio de Janeiro’s Jockey Club is, as the name implies, also a racetrack. But a racetrack with quite a view!

I also did an extra run-through of my talk Friday morning for a small private group, composed of designers from the Rio de Janeiro Creative Club, and publicists from O Globo newspaper. They were a great audience, and asked really interesting questions!

A nice, intimate audience for my first run-through of the talk.

A nice, intimate audience for the practice run.

The view from the stands at the Jockey Club by night. We saw a few horse races go by while we were setting up for the talk.

The view from the stands at the Jockey Club by night. We saw a few horse races go by while we were setting up for the talk.

A much bigger, sold-out crowd on Saturday night.

A much bigger, sold-out crowd on Saturday night!

2 comments
  1. Patricia Rebello said:

    Dear Curtis, thank you for such an amazing saturday night in the RioDesign lecture. As a scholar teacher/researcher on film studies, mainly regarding the documentary film, I had the most wonderful time thinking about your remarkable thoughts. I was wondering if you could take some time to answer something regarding your talk, since we did not have time for questions.
    From what I heard from you, animation grew from creating movements to creating performances, with the digital technique. Somehow it seems to me you guys are much more involved in the screenwriting process now then before. How does this happen, if so?
    Two more things: I just looooooved when you ended up praying for, in a world full of photoshop corrections, animation does not go searching for a reality effect as a goal. And it’s amazing and touching to see someone who trully loves the office speaking about it. Tonight there was a singular shine in your voice and eyes, and I guess everybody end up loving animation a bit more.
    My best regards. Patricia

  2. Hi Patricia, thanks so much for the kind words! I’m glad you enjoyed the talk.

    I wouldn’t say animators are directly involved in screenwriting, really. That job really does belong to the writers, story artists, and director. But the best directors tend to be very attentive to good ideas, no matter where they come from. So it does often happen that an animator will pitch an idea for a different way to do a scene, which the director will embrace. Occasionally an animator might suggest a new line of dialog, but that’s relatively rare.

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