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Anonymous asked: Hi Portlynn. I read about your experience working at Pixar and just wanted to know how difficult was it to apply? Also does Pixar like seeing personal projects/film studies in a portfolio? I'm just wondering what's the best way to prepare since I've been heavily considering applying to their internship program myself.
It wasn’t too difficult to apply for me since I had applied before. Also my school has somewhat of an advantage because we get studios to come to us and give critiques all the time, but especially on Job fair day.
I had made a Portfolio with 3-5 story sequences (shot exploration for my student film, student film boards, personal life story sequence and story assignment from class) and a vignette and some cafe sketches. I had a short interview with two Pixar representatives and they went through my portfolio and gave me a critique. I then took that critique and made slight changes to what I had so that I could show them that I cared about their impute and to also learn from what they had told me. After I made those changes I sent it off to them and waited.
Hope that helps!
Anonymous asked: Hi! One of my dream jobs is to work at Pixar (that or Laika), and I has just wondering if you could share your experience on your internship?
Pixar is a really great place to be. it’s really full of energy and life but those people don’t play around.They are dedicated when it comes to trying their best at making films. Everyone I met had a lot of drive within themselves to want to be better artists, and I think that they all really use their job as a way to do that. Everyone is passionate there, and it makes you want to be more passionate! I think that’s the best part of it over at Pixar is that it’s not just a job for them it’s a learning experience all the time. I really appreciated the opportunity to be able to learn and be a student to some of the greatest professional students (mentors) in the business.
The internship was a blast and I came out of it a more enlightened human and a better story human.
I say all this because though it is really great there and it’s bursting with creativity, It’s also an inferno. A bubbling hot melting pot of stress and pressure. You go in a piece of coal and (by the grace of God) you come out a diamond.
Each week you are expected to come up with, and execute any range of stories, form beats to 200 panel stories. All of these are based on assignments that are preplanned for you. And all while you are under the gun to do your best and learn as you go, you are also given lectures and critiques. It’s like you’re a 5 year old thrust into the deep end and you’r being taught how to swim by instructors who are doing backstrokes, butterfly stokes, breast strokes all around you. They all know what they’re doing and their doing it WELL, but you just have to keep swimming and swim for your life so you don’t drown all while learning how to swim from some of the best. I mean they’ll help you out, they don’t leave you hangin but it’s really all you.
It’s a lot to take in. It’s a lot of dedication and compact learning into one whole summer. But I’d do it again if I could.
Good luck with you’re dreams!
Anonymous asked: What kind of applications/software do you guys use at Calarts to make your films?
We have most all the adobe software such as
PHOTOSHOP, AFTTER EFFECTS, FLASH, PREMERE, ECT.
We also have MAYA, ZBRUSH, TV PAINT, FINAL CUT, to name some others.
That’s all I can think of at the moment. but there are more that we have that I’m sure I never even had the chance to use or see.
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hey did another one for fun, but this time i figured out how to create all the sounds myself