Oh gosh! The studio store was incredible! I was amazed how inexpensive everything was too!
We got to tour Both the Steve Jobs building and Brooklyn (which was absolutely gorgeous!) I'll post some photos here soon :]
From the moment we passed through the gate, you could practically feel the creativity. People were extremely friendly, and were obviously having fun everywhere we looked. I had the best burger ever (No kidding) for bout $5. It was "Tater Tot Tuesday" and I got a bleu cheese & avocado burger. Even the food is amazing there!
I stood in line behind Bob Peterson & he asked how our tour was going! We also got to wave at Andrew Stanton who sat a few tables over, and Pete Docter passed our group on the way to a meeting and we talked to him for a moment, which was amazing! They're so nice and...just normal everyday people! That was the highlight for me.
We got to go back into the animation area as well, and sadly returned with no photos. But it's beyond words. Our host said he still "Geeks out" a little bit every morning when he drives under the Pixar gate. Made me want to be part of that world even more after being there!
But I'm really excited. I've applied for the summer internship! I should hear back the first week of May. :] I'm studying traditional animation and minoring in 3D. I thought it'd be interesting to learn both approaches, and interestingly enough, our host said there are a lot of 2D animators who work there. Apparently all art backgrounds are welcome, so I'm keeping my fingers crossed
I love school. I get to have fun while I work, which makes me feel I'm in the right place. One of my professors right now was one of the layout & set directors on the Incredibles! He's got a bunch of cool stories of his time on that film, so it's fun learning from people who have worked and are still working in the industry. They push & encourage us to take our craft as far as we possibly can. So one day at a time, I'm hoping to make it there! :]
I'll get some of my favorite photos and share them here soon! Thanks again for the welcome! I'm really excited to be here with y'all!