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Part 3 in The Pixar Series
Tales from a dinner party.
I was intimidated. These guys were at the top of their game. They work at freaking Pixar. It also didn’t help that they were all friends and I was the new guy.
So I did what anyone would do in my situation — I threw out a question to kickoff the conversation: “Zombie Apocalypse – what are your first three moves?” [Read more…]
Part 2 in The Pixar Series
Nobody at Pixar is busy.
There is a zen-like quality through the halls — but I wouldn’t call it laid back. Equal parts tranquility and intense focus; an unusual combination.
I was exploring the campus reminiscing with my long time friend about his first week at Pixar. We had started our first company together (pre-internet boom and before schools taught digital animation). We would stay up all night animating to the Mortal Kombat soundtrack.
We prided ourselves on hacking the status quo, setting impossible records, and making strange bets. The most coveted: how long you could work without going home to sleep (or take a shower). I still hold the record at 102 hours. [Read more…]