The Verge The first time I saw a Pixar film in its entirety was with The Good Dinosaur.
At the time, I was working in a video production shop, and I was pretty obsessed with Pixar’s films.
Pixar is a studio that thrives on collaboration and building relationships with their artists and directors.
I’d always wanted to be in a Pixar movie, and this seemed like a natural fit.
A project that I’d worked on with a colleague before, The Good Bird, had recently been greenlit and was due to be released in 2017.
So I was thrilled to be working with this team and a young director.
However, a few days into our meeting, I noticed something odd.
“I don’t think you can have that in your project,” I told my colleague.
She didn’t seem entirely convinced, but she agreed.
So the next day, I walked into Pixar’s Los Angeles office, which was packed with executives and artists and other Pixar luminaries.
The studio had been hard at work on the first teaser trailer for The Good Birds, and it looked like it was headed toward a major release.
The trailer had been shot by three different animators, and a few shots of the characters, including the Pixar logo, were on the wall.
At first glance, it seemed like they were animating a concept of a bird that lived in a tree.
“No, we’re not doing that,” I said.
“But there’s a big difference between doing something like that and actually animating something,” my colleague said.
I told her that I was just curious, and that I wanted to learn more about what went into making this trailer.
“The Good Bird” was an ambitious project to begin with, with two major Pixar films in development.
And the first one had just released in 2018, and the second was due in 2019.
So what was the project about?
What could we expect?
I was nervous, but it was clear that the director had been working with me to help me understand the project and that this trailer would be a critical part of my understanding.
Pixar was always a collaborative studio.
In fact, this was one of the first Pixar films where I worked with the entire team on a project, with a small team working alongside the director and his team.
The director was a perfectionist, and when working with other animators on a concept, he wanted them to make it perfect.
So this was an important element of the project, so I felt confident about learning more about the project.
The project director explained to me that there were a few key things I needed to know to understand what was happening on-screen.
“You need to know that you’re not the only one working on this.
This is your job,” he said.
And I nodded.
I wanted an inside look at what was going on inside Pixar’s office, and as much as I wanted a glimpse of the art, I also wanted to know the team behind it.
I asked my colleague if she could show me around the studio.
The next day I walked through the studios, and immediately saw that they were filled with people.
There was a lot of excitement, but the excitement was tempered by the realization that I had only been able to walk through one building.
There were other people in the building that I could see, but I didn’t know them.
I walked up to the door and saw that someone was looking at me.
I felt nervous.
But the director assured me that this person had been helping the director in the studio and would be coming to my aid.
I was confused, and so was the director.
“It’s not that you don’t know what’s going on in there,” he told me.
“We’re all very well-known in the animation community and know what to expect.
It’s just a matter of being aware of the things you’re doing in the room.”
“So we’ll give you a little peek here and there, then we’ll talk you through it?”
“That’s fine,” he replied.
“Just don’t be too close to anybody.
Just let us know what you’re seeing, and we’ll tell you where you’re going.”
I wanted someone who I could talk to, and who would understand the whole process.
I also felt uncomfortable, because I was unfamiliar with the project itself.
Pixar’s chief visual effects supervisor, Jeff Kober, had just come to work for Pixar a few months earlier.
He’d worked in the visual effects industry for years, and he was known as a perfectionism-obsessed person.
I wasn’t entirely comfortable with him being there, but he came to the studio for me after I’d given my initial interview with him.
The team I was meeting with had been in the film industry for quite some time.
In the weeks leading up to our meeting in the studios’ lobby, I’d received several emails from other Pixar animators who’d worked at