Master Class with Pixar Film Titles Designer Susan Bradley
Susan Bradley, Film Titles Designer for Pixar Animation Studios, joined post-secondary students and faculty to discuss her experiences working on films such as the Toy Story trilogy, Ratatouille, WALL•E, and Up.
Film Titles designer Susan Bradley joined post-secondary students and faculty for a Higher Learning Master Class. Having managed Disney Studios' Title Graphics Department for six years prior to joining Pixar Animation Studios, Bradley is an expert in graphic design as it applies to animated film. With both classically animated film credits to her name, such as Disney's The Lion King (1994) and Pocahontas (1995), as well as films at the forefront of CGI, Bradley described the versatility required in her job. The graphic designer joined Pixar in 1995, at a time when the studio redefined animation with the production of their first feature-length film, Toy Story. Her title designs for Pixar include A Bug's Life (1998), Toy Story 2 (1999), Monsters Inc. (2001), Ratatouille (2007), WALL•E (2008), Up (2009), Toy Story 3 (2010) and Brave (2012), as well as numerous shorts. Bradley also discussed her extensive credits in live-action film title design, which saw her creations featured in both fiction film and documentaries. Other topics included: her entry into the title design field, the influence of Saul Bass and Harold Adler, and the working relationship between directors and film title designers. This Higher Learning event was held on November 7, 2012 at TIFF Bell Lightbox.
The event was co-presented with The Association of Registered Graphic Designers of Ontario.
Hosted by Rae Ann Fera, programmer for Packaged Goods at TIFF Bell Lightbox.