Tribeca Talks: Master Class - Bao Animation Workshop

Tribeca Talks: Master Class

60 MINUTES

TRIBECA TALKS: MASTER CLASS - BAO ANIMATION WORKSHOP

Animation, one of film’s oldest forms, has captivated audiences for over a century. Today, Pixar Animation Studios, continues to create innovating and engaging stories, attracting audiences young and old. In Disney•Pixar’s brand new short Bao, an aging Chinese mom suffering from empty nest syndrome gets another chance at motherhood when one of her dumplings springs to life as a lively, giggly dumpling boy. But Dumpling starts growing up fast, and Mom must come to the bittersweet revelation that nothing stays cute and small forever. After a screening of Bao, Director Domee Shi and producer Becky Neiman-Cobb will discuss the complex process of creating this imaginative animated short and the creative challenges and inspirations along the way.

PANELISTS

Domee Shi

Domee Shi

Domee began as a intern at Pixar, and was soon hired as a story artist on Inside Out. She has worked on The Good Dinosaur, Incredibles 2 and Toy Story 4. In 2015 Domee pitched some ideas for short films, and soon was green lit to write and direct Bao.

Becky Neiman-Cobb

Becky Neiman-Cobb

Becky Neiman-Cobb joined Pixar Animation Studios as a production assistant in 2004. Since then, she has worked as a graphic designer, production coordinator, and departmental manager for a number of feature films including the Academy Award©-winning Ratatouille, WALL•E, Up, and Inside Out. Neiman-Cobb served as the production manager for Finding Dory, and most recently as the producer of the original short film, Bao, set to release summer 2018 in front of Incredibles 2. She is currently the associate producer for an upcoming feature film.