In animation’s awards season, the limelight tends to fall on directors and producers. But occasionally, we hear from another key contributor to a contending feature, whose insights help us see the film from a new angle.
Last month, we wrote about a marvelously deep account of the production of Wolfwalkers by one of its story artists. Today, it’s the turn of Soul, whose editor Kevin Nolting spoke to Provideo Coalition about his work on the film and Pixar’s other features. Read the interview here and listen to it here.
Nolting works closely with Pete Docter, having also served as editor on Up and Inside Out, and the director’s creative approach is a big subject in the interview. “You could take Pete’s ideas and go completely serious and adult,” Nolting says. “And that’s actually our instinct at first. We’re constantly having to take the note that it’s not entertaining enough, it’s not funny enough, and trying to build that into the story.”