The Henry Ford Hosts Happy Hour with Pixar
Pixar has created a lot of magically movies that have found their way into our hearts like, Toy Story, Cars, Finding Nemo, and Monsters, INC to name a few. Have you ever wondered what goes into creating them? Well this week on March 8th, you can join The Henry Ford as they host Pixar production designer, Michigan-native and CCS alum Jay Shuster and Pixar’s director of photography for lighting Danielle Feinberg for a special extended-hours event.
Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation will be open until 8 pm that evening, and guests can pay just $10 (non-member) or $8.50 (members) to hear not only what it’s like to work at Pixar, but experience it yourself inside the museum’s latest exhibition: The Science Behind Pixar. This offers guests the chance to not only explore the exhibit, but spend time in the museum after-hours. Tickets are on sale now at https://www.thehenryford.org/current-events/calendar/happy-hour-with-pixar/ or via the call center at 313-982-6001.
Moderated by Marc Greuther, chief curator and senior director of historical resources at The Henry Ford, the discussion will take place beginning at 6 pm outside The Gallery by General Motors. Lamy’s Diner will be open for dinner and a cash bar will be available.
Born and raised in Birmingham, Michigan, Jay Shuster graduated in 1993 from the Industrial Design program at College for Creative Studies in Detroit. Shuster joined Pixar Animation Studios in September 2002 as a concept designer on the Golden Globe®-winning “Cars,” where he translated the ideas of director John Lasseter into characters and environments for the film. He went on to work as a character designer on the Academy Award® winning feature “WALL•E,” and Golden Globe®-nominated “Cars 2.” He recently stepped back into the Cars World as a Production Designer on Disney•Pixar’s feature film, “Cars 3,” released in June 2017.
Danielle Feinberg graduated from Harvard University with a Bachelor of Arts in Computer Science. She began her career at Pixar Animation Studios in February 1997, and in the 18 years since, she has worked on nine of the studio’s 14 feature films – “A Bug’s Life,” “Toy Story 2,” “Monsters, Inc.” the Academy Award®-winning “Finding Nemo,” “The Incredibles,” “Cars,” and “Ratatouille.” Feinberg was the director of photography-lighting for the Academy Award®-winning features “WALL•E,” and “Brave.” She currently worked in the same role on Disney•Pixar’s “Coco,” released in November 2017. In addition to her Pixar work, she works with teenage girls, encouraging them to pursue math and science.
Created by the Museum of Science, Boston and Pixar Animation Studios, The Science Behind Pixar features more than 40 interactives showcasing the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) concepts used by the artists and computer scientists who bring the studio’s award-winning films to life. The exhibition closes on March 18, 2018.
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Show Time: March 8, 2018 from 5:30-8:30
Location: Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation™
Address: 20900 Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn, MI 48124‑5029