Now that UP is out there on DVD, I can start sharing with you what shots I did.
UP was my 1st film at Pixar. After 14 years of trying to get in the door - I was suddenly allowed in the gates, sat down at a desk, given a business card, and showing the Director my shots all within a few weeks. Needless to say, I was a bit in shock.
As I got the kickoff to these shots, I dont think I heard a word the director said to me. Instead all I kept thinking was 'dont blow this, dont blow this, thats Pete Docter talking to me, dont blow this, dont blow this......'
When I look at this sequence of shots now, they are a bit rough around the edges. Trying to learn the software and uphold Pixar's quality at the same time can be pretty nerve racking. Nevertheless, I feel really fortunate to be part of this sequence when Carl met the love of his life, Ellie.