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The Art and Science of Pixar

From: Chris Perry <>

I’m pleased to announce that Pixar’s DANIELLE FEINBERG will be speaking at Hampshire College next week. Thank you in advance for sharing this event widely!
The title of Danielle’s talk is: The Art and Science of Bringing Pixar’s Imagined Worlds to Life.
This event is free and open to the public. It will be at 7:00pm on Weds 1/31  in the Main Lecture Hall, Franklin Patterson Hall, on the Hampshire campus. Map:
Danielle Feinberg, Pixar’s Director of Photography for Lighting, uses math, science and code to bring wonder to the big screen. Go behind the scenes of Finding Nemo, Toy Story 3, Brave, WALL-E, Coco and more, to discover how Pixar interweaves art and science to create fantastical worlds where the things you imagine can become real.

Danielle Feinberg began her career at Pixar Animation Studios in February 1997. As she worked her way from an entry level, technical job to one of the top creative positions, she crewed many of Pixar’s feature films including Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo and The Incredibles. Feinberg rose to be the Director of Photography for Lighting on Disney/Pixar’s Academy Award®-winning films WALL-E and Brave and most recently was Lighting DP on Coco.

Feinberg’s love of combining computers and art began when she was eight years old, and first programmed a Logo turtle to create images. This eventually led her to a degree in Computer Science from Harvard University. In addition to her Pixar work, she works with teenage girls, encouraging them to pursue code, math and science by demonstrating to them this same magic found by combining art and technology. In 2016, she was able to bring that message to a broader audience with her TED talk that was part of the PBS “Science and Wonder” presentation for TED Talks Live.


January 22nd, 2018 · Tags: Conference, Events, Talk