Part of SFFILM Festival
Disney’s “Elephant in the Room”: A Workshop for Kids
Short Circuit, Walt Disney Animation Studios’ experimental shorts program, gives the opportunity to anyone at the studio to pitch an idea and potentially be selected to create their own short film. Join director and animator Brian Scott as he discusses the film he made as part of the Short Circuit program, Elephant in the Room, and the vivid childhood memory that inspired the story. Participants of the workshop will be given a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of the film, and will create their own story based on personal memories. Students will learn the basics of storyboarding, the importance of a strong narrative arc, and the techniques that Brian uses to develop a visual story. This is a drop-off class for kids 7-11. Presented in partnership with The Walt Disney Family Museum. Ticket price does not include museum admission.
Brian Scott began his career at Walt Disney Animation Studios as an animator on Frozen (2013). He then went on to work on such films as Big Hero 6 (2014), Zootopia (2016), Moana (2016), and Frozen 2 (2019), as well as the 2015 Oscar-winning short, Feast, for which he served as head of animation. A chance childhood encounter with a baby elephant, and, many years later, the arrival of his first child, provided the inspiration for Elephant in the Room.