How Pixar brings its animated movies to life

For animated moviemaker Pixar, creating stories that resonate with filmgoers is just one piece of the puzzle. The other is using technology to bring stories to life like in a scene from the hit movie Up showing hundreds of colorful balloons floating in the sky. The Pixar team follows the mantra, “Art challenges the tech and the tech inspires the art,” Angelique Reisch, Pixar’s technical lighting director, said on stage Monday at Facebook’s (FB, -0.22%) annual technology engineering conference in San Jose. She was there to talk about Pixar’s engineering…

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