Beach Chair (film test)

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Beach Chair
Directed by Eben Ostby
Produced by Eben Ostby
Written by Eben Ostby
Release date
1986

Beach Chair is a short computer animation test clip created by animator Eben Ostby for Pixar in 1986. It depicts a chair walking across the sand, dipping its leg into the water, and then moving along.[1] Ostby made the project, with the feedback of John Lasseter, to work out details of rendering software. It was exhibited at SIGGRAPH in Dallas in 1986, along with Lasseter's landmark computer-animated short Luxo Jr. and another test project, Flags and Waves by Bill Reeves.[1][2]

Beach Chair can also be found as an Easter egg in Pixar Short Films Collection – Volume 1.

Plot[edit]

Beach Chair is a short about a chair on the beach watching the sea. The chair goes to the border of the sea and she touches the water. She feels the water to be too cold, so she starts turning away from the beach.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Price, David (2008). The Pixar Touch. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. ISBN 0-307-26575-7.  2009 Vintage Books edition: ISBN 978-0-307-27829-6, p. 91. Excerpt available at Google Books.
  2. ^ A.M. Buckley, Pixar: The Company and Its Founders (ABDO, 2011), ISBN 978-1-61714-810-1, p.39. Excerpt available at Google Books.

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