This past week, Bobby Chiu from Sketchoholic conducted interviews with Pixar animators Aaron Hartline and Everett Downing. Their latest work can be currently seen on the big screen in the form of Toy Story 3. They each speak candidly about their journey to Pixar and how they eventually landed at the immensely successful studio. Some may think that it takes a lot of luck to grab a job at Pixar, but through interviews such as these, it can be seen that animators like Hartline and Downing also put in a tremendous amount of work for years to develop their now-great talent.
The two interviews contain great personal stories and advice on animation. I watched the interviews and was fascinated, and I highly recommend that you check them out. Both of the animators seem like such genuinely nice people who are also very knowledgable. I’ve included links to the videos below, as well as links to the animators’ personal blogs.
The Daily Post-It– Aaron posts daily doodles on post-it notes
Read Mojo: Book 1, the first issue of Everett’s comic book
365 Supers– Everett draws new superheroes each day
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