Tech Leads talk Monsters University and wow the crowd at Stanford University

Good afternoon folks! Here’s a reprint of an article I wrote for the Women in Animation San Francisco blog about a recent talk we hosted at Stanford University. Technical lighting supervisors, animators and scripting writers joined forces to discuss the making of Monsters University, now on DVD and BluRay. Scare School 101 was in session…

Pixar Storyboard Class Week 2: Economy of Storytelling

This semester I am taking ANM 499 Digital Storyboarding for Feature Animation with Pixar Story Artist Kristen Lester. I am chronicling my experience on the blog for myself and for those interested in learning more about storytelling. I highly recommend trying your hand at the assignments we were given, as well as watching the films…

AIGA SF Event featuring Pixar Director Mark Andrews

I had the great pleasure of meeting Academy Award winning director and all around hilarious guy Mark Andrews on Thursday night at AIGA SF’s Lecture Design Series. Mark shared the joy and pitfalls of creating storyboards for live action and animated features. I wrote an article about the experience on the Women in Animation San…

Pixar Animator Mike Makarewicz’s Excellent Lecture Notes

Academy of Art alum, 8 year Pixar animator and all around swell guy Mike Makarewicz (MUH-KARE-UH-VITCH) gave a great talk at the 79 Montgomery theater on Saturday April 21st on the most important of the 12 animation principles to him: timing. It was an excellent talk. He spoke extensively on the subject, provided great film…