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Fangirls Going Rogue’s Interview with Carrie Beck

The ladies at Fangirls Going Rogue recently interviewed the Vice President of Animation Development at Lucasfilm, Carrie Beck.

Carrie Beck in a Lucasfilm meeting. (Source)

Topics discussed during the interview include:

  • Her starting point with Star Wars and how she was very aware of the phenomenon growing up, having been exposed to Star Wars toys at a young age.
  • Her interview at Lucasfilm and the surreal experience she had when she learned that there would be more Star Wars films.
  • The movies and television shows that influenced her and had a powerful impression on her, such as The Muppet Show, The NeverEnding Story, and E.T.
  • Her average workday and how it includes a variety of activities, including meetings, recording sessions, etc.
  • Her path into film and storytelling and how “if you can see it, you can be it” is an important thing to consider.
  • How she and the other creators are always mindful of their audience when crafting a story and how it’s important to not speak down to the younger viewers. She mentioned how the larger scenes and messages are the things that will resonate most with children.
  • Her memories of animation as a kid and how Bambi’s mother being killed stood out to her. She noted that moments of consequence like that launch characters into their stories.
  • In terms of Forces of Destiny, she’s excited to see the audience’s reaction, especially when seeing interactions that haven’t been seen before on screen. She also believes the show is a great way to introduce people to Star Wars.

Head on over to FangirlsGoingRogue.com to listen to the episode.

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