A Behind-the-Scenes Presentation of Disney•Pixar's COCO with Byron Bashforth, Character Shading Lead

November 14, 2017, 2:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M.

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108, George Lucas Building, USC School of Cinematic Arts Complex, 900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007

Disney•Pixar and the USC School of Cinematic Arts invite you and a guest to attend

A Behind-the-Scenes Presentation of

Disney•Pixar's Coco

with Byron Bashforth, Character Shading Lead

PowerPoint Presentation followed by a Q&A with Byron Bashforth

:00 P.M. on Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

The Ray Stark Family Theatre, SCA 108
900 W. 34th Street, Los Angeles, CA 90007




This event does not inlude a screening of the feature film.

At the event, we will raffle off 5 pairs of tickets to a full advance screening taking place on 11/20 at the AMC Burbank 16, 7:30PM.

Coco Opens In Theaters Nationwide on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2017.

About Disney•Pixar's Coco

Despite his family’s baffling generations-old ban on music, Miguel (voice of newcomer Anthony Gonzalez) dreams of becoming an accomplished musician like his idol, Ernesto de la Cruz (voice of Benjamin Bratt). Desperate to prove his talent, Miguel finds himself in the stunning and colorful Land of the Dead following a mysterious chain of events. Along the way, he meets charming trickster Hector (voice of Gael García Bernal), and together, they set off on an extraordinary journey to unlock the real story behind Miguel's family history.

Directed by SCA Alumnus Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3), co-directed by Adrian Molina (story artist Monsters University) and produced by Darla K. Anderson (Toy Story 3), Disney•Pixar’s Coco opens in U.S. theaters on Nov. 22, 2017.

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About Byron Bashforth, Character Shading Lead

Byron Bashforth joined Pixar Animation Studios in June 1999 as a render technical director on Toy Story 2. He has worked as a shading technical director on several films such as Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo, and Academy Award®-winning films Inside Out, Brave, Up, and The Incredibles. Bashforth acted as a character shading lead on Monsters University and the Oscar®-winning film Ratatouille, as well as the shading and paint lead on the short film LAVA. In addition, Bashforth was an integration engineer on Finding Dory.

As the character shading lead, Bashforth helps manage and support the team of technical artists that create the look of all the characters in the film. Working with the concept designs and director’s vision, the characters team author simulated materials through a combination of software and digital paintings that describe how surfaces like skin, bones, hair and clothing appear in the film.

Raised in Saskatchewan, Canada, Bashforth earned a Master of Science in computer science from the University of Saskatchewan. He resides in Marin County, Calif.

Check-In & Reservations

This event is free of charge and open to the public. Please bring a valid USC ID or print out of your reservation confirmation, which will automatically be sent to your e-mail account upon successfully making an RSVP through this website. Doors will open at 1:30 P.M.

All SCA screenings are OVERBOOKED to ensure seating capacity in the theater, therefore seating is not guaranteed based on RSVPs. The RSVP list will be checked in on a first-come, first-served basis until the theater is full. Once the theater has reached capacity, we will no longer be able to admit guests, regardless of RSVP status.


The USC School of Cinematic Arts is located at 900 W. 34th St., Los Angeles, CA 90007. Parking passes may be purchased for $12.00 at USC Entrance Gate #5, located at the intersection of W. Jefferson Blvd. & McClintock Ave. We recommend Parking Structure D, at the far end of 34th Street. Metered street parking is also available along Jefferson Blvd.

Contact Information

Name: Alessandro Ago
Email: aago@cinema.usc.edu