March 12, 2009

HOW PIXAR HIRES


This is something Nick Bruno sent out to the animation department today and I liked it so much I decided to share it here. It gives some insight to the hiring philosophy at Pixar and with ideas like these, it's easy to see why they are considered "the best." As a fan of animation I try not to limit myself to only looking to Pixar for inspiration, but these ideas (shared by Randy Nelson, head of the in-house Pixar University) explain what makes working in this industry so great. Technology will come and go. It's the people you work with day to day that make the difference. As my time here at Blue Sky is quickly coming to an end with just a few weeks left to go, I am grateful to have worked with so many "interested" people. This has been an amazingly wonderful experience. Wherever I go or whatever I do from here, I can only hope the sum of the parts will always be greater than the whole.

6 comments:

ch├ęBEBE said...

Thanks for posting!!

Anthony Kincade said...

That vid helps out quite a bit. So since your time is coming to an end, are you coming back to the west coast to teach us what you learned?
I'm glad you got to experience what you did. Best of luck on the outcome.

AK

Phillip Hall said...

Hey Anthony,
I currently don't have any plans to come back to the west coast. That's not to say I wouldn't!

Daryl Graham said...

Glad things are going good for you Phil; I wish you the best of luck in your future and will always remember the things you taught me at AI

erasmoroncarloportfolio said...

That video you put on your blog How Pixar Hires is an excellent film and really helps me a lot to prepare myself for the real world. Great stuff, man.

Jon Chesson said...

dude.. just saw the new trailer for Ice Age.. man it looks AWESOME! Can't wait to see it. Let us know if there are any of your shots in there! Hope all is well Phil..