Monday, November 30, 2015

Interview with me on Animated Views

Here is a new interview I gave about my experiences on "Inside Out" by Jeremie Noyer, proprietor of the web site Animated Views

Sunday, November 15, 2015

CTN Time!

Hi All,
As usual I'll be attending the annual CTN Expo in Burbank next weekend, and this time I'll have the honor of representing Pixar.  I'll be giving a talk about our animation of "Inside Out" on Saturday morning, and I'll probably pop up at the Pixar recruiting booth and other places.  I'm looking forward to meeting up with old friends and students, and scoring some great art and books in the exhibit hall.  Hope to see you there!

Monday, November 09, 2015

Inside Out Animator Round Table!

Inside Out Animator Round Table!

Check out this interview with a bunch of the animators responsible for Inside Out, courtesy of!

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Pitch in to help fund this animated short film by Carlos Baena, former Pixar Animator, founder of, and all-around great hombre!

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Animators Spotlight Series on The Pixar Podcast

The Pixar Podcast has released episode 122, which features some of the animation leadership behind "Inside Out".  Includes interviews with Directing Animator Jaime Roe, Animation Sketch Artist Tony Fucile, Supervising Animation Shawn Krause, and Supervising Animator Myself!

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Seattle Masterclass - Story and Animation

If you happen to be in Seattle next weekend, check out this event I will be speaking at on behalf of VanArts.  Andrew Gordon and Rej Bourdages will be doing animation and story masterclasses (respectively) and I'll be doing a making-of lecture about Inside Out.  Should be a fun time!

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Free demo reel and portfolio review event at The Animation Collaborative

Hi All,
I'll be reviewing demo reels along with fellow animators and artists from Pixar and ILM on Friday, August 28 at The Animation Collaborative.  More details here.!free-reel-and-portfolio-review-event/c1i4m

Thursday, July 23, 2015

San Francisco ACM SIGGRAPH Event: Looking "Inside Out"

I'll be giving a talk about some of our animation challenges and techniques at this event next week, held at Industrial Light & Magic in San Francisco's beautiful Presidio.  I'll be joined by some of my coworkers discussing areas of rigging, lighting, shading, layout, and more.  Register now here!

Monday, July 06, 2015

Animation Collaborative Summer Term

Hi All,
I'll be teaching the Advanced Animation Critique class at The Animation Collaborative from July 29 - September 16.  I think there are still a couple of spots available if anyone is interested.  Come get your acting on!

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

"The Good Dinosaur" teaser

Hard to believe we've got 2 movies coming out this year!  Here's what we're crunching on now.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Bay Area Animation Event

The Animation Collaborative will be offering a series of panel discussions, portfolio reviews, and a chance to meet up with local artists and professionals in animation. Get a first-hand look into the work Pixar, ILM, and DreamWorks artists as they discuss their journey into becoming the inspiring artists they are today. Bring your sketchbooks and prepare for a showcase of the animation industries’ current innovative and creative work, all in the place that celebrates where it all began. Please note that this event is limited to 120 participants, and that workshops are first come, first served with an additional registration process to follow. Early bird tickets are now on sale through March 4, regular sale begins on March 5.  I'll be there reviewing reels!

More info and tickets here.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

"Inside Out" Trailer 2

Yay! I just saw the final version of the movie with sound & music yesterday, and I'm very proud of it!