Posts Tagged ‘pixar’

Yay, I am a celebrity!

Thursday, April 24th, 2008

To tell the truth, I admit that is a bit of an exaggeration ;) . But nonetheless yesterday I had someone from the “Potsdamer Neueste Nachrichten” (the local newspaper) coming over to my university to have Alexander Nehls and myself interviewed and photographed for an article.

The journalist has been tipped off by a friend who knew about our luck with Pixar, so she mainly wanted to know about the Studios, what it feels like to have been accepted and what it is like to work there.

View the full article.

A dream comes true!

Thursday, April 3rd, 2008

This is actually almost too good to be true. I got a position as a Technical Director Resident at PIXAR!!

After I applied twice for this position (advertised through their online job system) I got an email a couple of weeks ago saying they will setup a phone interview with me! Whew! Of course I was very excited but in the end I think I made a pretty good first impression. And then – finally – the relieving call: I GOT THE POSITION!

Well, I can’t emphasize enough how happy I am about this and I can’t wait to start in September after I finished my diploma!

Wooooot!

Update

Tuesday, October 16th, 2007

Well, I guess I have been a little sloppy with updating my website… so here’s some news:

Siggraph really was a blast! I can only recommend participating the Student Volunteer Program if possible. I’ve learned and seen a lot that the “ordinary” Siggraph visitor wouldn’t. And you get in contact with people from the industry – the big companies like Weta Digital, Pixar, Dreamworks, Sony Imageworks, Electronic Arts and more. There are special information sessions for the Student Volunteers, which are quite informal and you can approach them personally. A great chance to drop off some demo reels and CVs!
If I can make it next year I will go again!

Before Siggraph I had some time to visit Alexander Nehls, a friend of mine who is currently working at Pixar as a Technical Director. So I got to see the holy halls of Pixar! ;-)
Quite impressive of course!

The Pixar Entrance