Achieving statistical gains when multiplexing video streams, as in a video-on-demand (VOD) scenario, is difficult because of the stringent QOS demands and the self-similar nature of the traffic. This paper explores, through empirical simulation, the QOS, network utilization, and statistical characteristics of the aggregate traffic resulting from multiple… (More)
"LAVA" is a love letter to volcanoes and the beauty of tropical islands. But even more, it's a musical work of art that required unique collaboration among Pixar's artists. From designing a main character that is also the main set, to integrating a unique set of new lighting tools, to telling a story in song, the production required all teams to work in a… (More)
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Alpha, villain Muntz's deadly lieutenant, leads a pack of dogs to find a rare and elusive bird in Disney / Pixar's <i>Up</i>. Alpha was always imagined as the ideal of a dangerous canine. To implement this concept, Alpha went through a series of challenges, including his highly stylized geometry, caricatured articulation, sleek groom, and graphic color and… (More)
Inhabiting the heights of a South American tepui, Kevin is the rare, wild bird that befriends the protagonists of <i>Up</i> while evading the prize-seeking villian and his pack of dogs.