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“This illuminating book explains how   Pixar completely reshaped the role     of the film editor.... ”

Leonard Maltin
Author, Of Mice and Magic:
A History of American Animated Cartoons

With unprecedented access to the Pixar edit suite, this authoritative project highlights the central role film editors play in some of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful movies of all time.

Lee Unkrich
Lee Unkrich

Director, Toy Story 3, Coco Editor, Toy Story, A Bug's Life

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Katherine Ringgold
Katherine Ringgold

Editor, Good Dinosaur

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Stephen Schaffer
Stephen Schaffer

Editor, The Incredibles, WALL•E, Cars 2

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Lee Unkrich
Lee Unkrich

Director, Toy Story 3, Coco Editor, Toy Story, A Bug's Life

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Exclusive interviews with animation editors and other creative leads are supported by footage from deep inside Pixar’s vault. Nearly 90 minutes of video segments include never-before-seen works in progress, deleted scenes, and demonstrations to shed light on how these beloved stories are crafted. The challenges and essential contributions of editors in animation have never been examined in such depth and detail.

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In addition to exploring method and craft, this book provides important context for the editor in animation history, the evolution of technology, and Pixar’s uniquely collaborative studio culture. A must-read for students of digital filmmaking, filmmakers in all aspects of production, and fans of Pixar movies.

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Co-authors Bill Kinder and Bobbie O’Steen are experts in the field. Kinder was the founding director of Editorial and Post Production at Pixar from 1996-2014. O’Steen is a film historian and educator specializing in editing, and the author of The Invisible Cut and Cut to the Chase

Praise for
Making the Cut at Pixar: The Art of Editing Animation

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