Editor, LUCA, Pixar Animation Studios
Catherine Apple joined Pixar Animation Studios in September 2015. Apple worked as the lead editor on Pixar’s feature film “Onward,” and most recently on Pixar’s upcoming film “Luca,” set to release on Disney+ on June 18, 2021.
As the lead editor, Apple begins with putting together a story reel with story boards, temp dialogue, temp sound effects and temp music, working closely with the Director and head of story. When the scenes are approved by the director, the edit team records and cuts in production dialogue, layout, and animation. As the film progresses in the pipeline from layout to animation, Apple stays involved in the cutting changes that are made. The last stage of her role is the mixing stage, where the edit team finishes the sound of the film.
Prior to Pixar, Apple was an assistant editor at a number of studios, including Hyperion Studio, Warner Bros. Feature Animation, DreamWorks Animation, and Disney Feature Animation. She then went on to become editor at Rocket Pictures and Touchstone Pictures to work on “Gnomeo and Juliet,” before going to Sony Animation to edit films including “Hotel Transylvania” and “Hotel Transylvania 2.”
Apple grew up in Marquette, MI. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts from Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and her Master of Fine Arts from the California Institute of the Arts.
She currently resides in Fairfax, CA.