It’s always a pleasure to have representatives from CG studios meet with (and recruit) our students, especially when those visiting our department happen to be former students. John Halstead, Sets Supervisor, and Chris Chapman, FX Technical Director, discussed all things PIXAR with students and faculty during a recent campus visit.
John and Chris conducted reel critiques and interviewed several students for internships and possible participation in PIXAR’s summer undergraduate program. On the first evening of their two-day visit John and Chris gave a presentation on PIXAR’s production-pipeline and business culture. Highlights of the presentation included scene breakdowns and outtakes from PIXAR’s more recent films plus a preview of their upcoming film, Brave.