Enable Javscript for better performance
Coco a visually complex film: Indian camera artist Arjun Rihan- Cinema express

Coco a visually complex film: Indian camera artist Arjun Rihan

The film is Disney-Pixar's latest offering, which tells the story of an aspiring musician's journey into the land of the dead

Published: 19th November 2017

Arjun Rihan, who has lent his creative touch to Coco, says the forthcoming animated film is visually "very complex" but it adds to the film's beauty. Disney-Pixar's Coco narrates the story of an aspiring musician's journey into the land of the dead.

"We really have a high bar at Pixar. We want the films to be as beautiful and detail oriented as possible. Coco really had a lot of challenges which were related to scale and complexity of the world," says Rihan.

In the film, aspiring musician Miguel (voice of Anthony Gonzalez) teams up with charming trickster Héctor (voice of Gael Garcia Bernal) on an extraordinary journey through the Land of the Dead.

"The Land of the Dead is a very complex world and needs very elaborate building, spanned to different centuries, different world and layers. Getting all of that into the computer schemes so that one can shoot it with the virtual camera was very challenging," Rihan added.

Rihan, who hails from Pune, worked as a layout artist on the film, which will release in India on Friday.

Elaborating on the challenges, he said: "There were very small things and then very large things. They all needed to be there at the same time, so that was really difficult. We had to compose the scenes in such a way that viewers don't get lost. It is a very complex film visually, and that is part (of the reason) why it looks very beautiful, but that also made it challenging."

Coco showcases the importance of family, honouring one's ancestors and following dreams. The film features an original score from Oscar-winning composer Michael Giacchino, a song by Oscar winners Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez, and additional songs co-written by Germaine Franco and co-director Adrian Molina.

Rihane says he had fun while working on the film. "It was fantastic. It is a really unique film and I really enjoyed it."

Related Articles

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

Poll
Vetrimaaran

Which is your favourite Dhanush - Vetri Maaran film?

Result
Polladhavan
Aadukalam
Vada Chennai
Asuran
Trending