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Danielle Feinberg --- To Infinity and Beyond: The Math and Science Behind Pixar Films October 21, 2015 (06:30 PM PDT - 07:45 PM PDT)
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Location: Berkeley City College, 2050 Center Street, Berkeley, CA 94704


  To Infinity and Beyond: The Math and Science Behind Pixar Films

  Danielle Feinberg, Pixar Animation Studios

  October 21, 2015

  6:30-7:45 p.m. 

In this talk, Danielle Feinberg, Director of Photography for Lighting at Pixar Animation Studios, will discuss a series of problems faced while making various Pixar films and how the Pixar Animation Scientists used math and science to save the day!

Danielle Feinberg began her career at Pixar Animation Studios in February 1997 on the feature film A Bug’s Life. She quickly discovered her love for lighting and went on to light on many of Pixar’s feature films including Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., the Academy Award®-winning Finding Nemo, The Incredibles, Ratatouille and WALL•E. Most recently, Feinberg completed work as the Director of Photography for Lighting on Disney•Pixar’s Academy Award®-winning Brave, and is now working on a future Pixar film.

Feinberg’s love of combining computers and art began she was eight years old, and first programmed a Logo turtle to create images. This eventually led her to a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science from Harvard University. Now, in addition to her Pixar work, she works with teenage girls, encouraging them to pursue code, math and science by demonstrating to them the same beautiful simplicity she found with the programmed art of the Logo turtle.

Admission is free and open to the public.  We are no longer taking advance registrations. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Those with advance tickets should plan to arrive no later than 10 minutes before the event time. Any remaining seats will be released on a first-come, first-served basis. 

This talk was not recorded for the public due to copyrighted content.


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