- Fri, Nov 17, 2017 06:30 PM
333 West 23rd Street
Latitude: 40.746, Longitude: -73.9997
SVA Welcomes Adrian Molina, co-director of Disney•Pixar's COCO for a behind the scenes look at this new film. ADRIAN MOLINA (Co-Director) began at Pixar Animation Studios as a story intern in the summer of 2006. Since joining the studio full-time that fall, Molina has worked on the Academy Award®-winning feature films “Ratatouille” and “Toy Story 3,” and was a story artist for Disney•Pixar’s “Monsters University.” Recently, Molina was tapped to serve as the co-director and writer on the studio’s upcoming original film, “Coco,” which opens Nov. 22, 2017. As a story artist, Molina worked with a story team to sketch sequences in a film. This iterative process often involves working through alternative options until the best story is developed. Raised in Grass Valley, Calif., Molina found inspiration in making home movies with his three siblings when he was growing up. He credits his parents for encouraging him to embrace his artistic and creative instincts, and his high school literature program for teaching him how to be critical and aware of storytelling and structure. This event is co-hosted by the School of Visual Arts departments: BFA Computer Art, Computer Animation and Visual Effects, MFA Computer Arts, BFA Animation and SVA Career Services.