Story Creation & Leadership with Inside Out, Up, Cars 2 creative director Shawn Krause

On today’s Friday special, hosts Dom Lenoir & Tobias Vees welcome a man who has worked on your favourite animation films in the last 20 years – animator & story creator Shawn Krause. He has worked at Pixar since their early days – his filmography includes masterpieces such as Finding Nemo (2003), Cars (2006), Up (2009), Cars 2 (2011), Inside Out (2015), Incredibles 2 (2018), only to name a few. In 2020, he joined the newly formed animation studio Spire as a creative director.

In our conversation, Shawn chats about

·      starting a new studio

·      storyboarding

·      difference between live-action & animation

·      learnings from Disney & Pixar

·      favourite movie moments in his work

·      leadership

·      career paths in animation

… and on Patreon, he talks about

·      distribution

·      influences and getting into animation

Shawn gave a very interesting insight into the world of animation. Nothing you want to miss! So sit back, relax and listen to our lovely chat with Shawn Krause.



Check out Spire Animation Studios



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Lee Hutchings

Marli J Monroe

Karen Newman

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