The Science Behind Pixar
Exhibition Period: From 30 July 2021 (Friday) to 1 December 2021 (Wednesday)
The world's first entirely computer-animated feature film, Toy Story, was created and shown in 1995. Since then, the Pixar Animation Studios has been creating many groundbreaking popular films. But how do artists and computer scientists work together and use their creativity, imagination, artistry and computer technology to introduce a new medium for storytelling?
"The Science Behind Pixar" exhibition, developed by the Museum of Science, Boston, in collaboration with Pixar Animation Studios, aims to take you through the mysterious filmmaking process and offers you an unparalleled insight into the production pipeline and how science, technology, engineering, art and maths (STEAM) concepts are ingeniously merged together to create the lively characters and realistic scenes you see on screen.
With more than 50 fun and engaging interactive exhibits, maquettes, models, and videos, the exhibition is organised into eight sections, each focusing on a step of Pixar's technical process. Besides informative and enlightening videos, you will experience different roles within the production pipeline, through screen-based activities and physical interactive elements providing a behind-the-scenes immersive look at these processes. In Modeling, for example, you will have the opportunity to create a digital sculpture from an artist's sketch. Rigging discusses the basic concept of virtual skeletons and showcases how the animators pose characters. In Sets & Cameras, you will discover how the camera can be manipulated to create the bug's-eye view seen in A Bug's Life. And don't forget that there are many of your favourite Pixar film characters here, including Buzz Lightyear and Dory, waiting to take a picture with you!
Venue: G/F Exhibition Hall, Hong Kong Science Museum
Special Admission Arrangement:
#Special rate of Standard Ticket for groups of 20 people or more per visit
No free admission on Wednesdays
Presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department