Former students Keith Klohn and Angelique Reisch visit campus

posted April 2, 2010
Former students, Keith Klohn and Angelique Reisch returned to the Viz Lab to spend two days interviewing students for internships and PUP (PIXAR’s Undergraduate Program).

Former students play lead roles in PIXAR’s Oscar-winning UP

posted March 10, 2010
Eighteen former students were on the PIXAR crew who created the Oscar-winning film “UP” – three with “lead” credit, two with “supervisor” credit and one with “lighting director” credit.

Gary Bruins, Effects Supervisor for “Up”, visits campus

posted November 20, 2009
Gary Bruins, former MS-Viz student, returned to campus to talk about the challenges PIXAR faced while making the movie, UP. Gary and his effects-team had to create computer-based simulation methods for the balloons, clouds and other elements in the film.

Pat James discusses PIXAR’s use of Matte Paintings

posted November 20, 2009
Sometimes you have to use smoke and mirrors. Pat James, another former MS-Viz student working at PIXAR, showed examples of how his team pushed the principles of 2D matte-painting to create the environmental looks for Wall-E.