Go Creative Show Matt Aspbury

Soul Cinematography (with Matt Aspbury) GCS255

A cinematographer’s role in an animated film is a unique challenge.  In Pixar’s SOUL, Cinematographer Matt Aspbury blended a photo-realistic New York City with an abstract look of the after-life and “You Seminar.” Hear the untold story of directing photography for animation. 

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Matt and Go Creative Show host, Ben Consoli, discuss the process recreating NYC, Pixar’s animation process, the biggest challenges faced, and much more!

What you will learn:

  • What cinematography means in animation (01:29)
  • Recreating a handheld camera look (06:27)
  • Recreating New York City in animation (07:54)
  • Animation cinematography process at Pixar (09:36)
  • Biggest challenge in Soul (12:56)
  • Collaborative process creating the visuals (14:31)
  • Finding the perfect balance of realism in animation (18:03)
  • Challenges of filming humans and souls (21:24)
  • Character development through cinematography (24:38)
  • Importance of diverse representation in animation (26:44)
  • And more!



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